Queens Park Allotment (active group)


Queens Park Allotment (active group)

Most of the plot is now divided into mini-plots, with individuals each taking responsibility for a numbered mini-plot. 'Garden together' events, where as many members as possible come along are posted on the website regularly. Large tools are provided but please bring your own small trowel, fork and gloves. If you are interested in having a mini-plot, please register on the website and post a comment with your enquiry. 

Location: Queens Park London Kingswood Ave NW6 6SG
Members: 80
Latest Activity: May 30, 2022

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Comment by Heather Carter on March 21, 2011 at 22:59
Thanks Maggie for the gardening session on saturday - the first time I have planted seed potatoes!
Comment by Richard Gentry on March 21, 2011 at 22:55
Jess, sorry but your dog must be kept on a lead and under proper control in the park, he/she wouldn't be able to wander freely.

Shiva, great pictures.

Maggie I have asked staff to sort out some tools for you, I will let you know when they have them available for you.
Comment by Nilufer on March 21, 2011 at 22:37
Comment by Nilufer on March 21, 2011 at 22:34

Thank you maggie for all your help in this group, we are learning a lot...


Comment by Nilufer on March 21, 2011 at 22:33
Comment by Jess on March 21, 2011 at 15:19
I'd love to come next Saturday. Are dogs allowed to roam around, I know QP have their rules...
Comment by maggie turp on March 19, 2011 at 17:18

The Saturday group planted 36 seed potatoes - a number of different varieties, some of them unknown, so we shall see what comes out of the ground ...

We planted them through holes in cardboard and thought of four reasons for doing this, rather than putting the potatoes into the ground and leaving it uncovered. Anyone want to guess (or remember ...) what the reasons were?

We weeded and dug and measured worms as well, with the help of the younger group members.

Next Wednesday at 2.00, we will be making the two runner bean wigwams. Here's hoping it's a beautiful day like today!

Comment by miko adam-kando on March 17, 2011 at 12:41

was good fun, got a nice bit of a work out getting some dead plants out of the ground!

nice to meet everyone, see you sat, will bring potatoes :)

Comment by kate jangra on March 16, 2011 at 19:33
thanks for the update maggie. we were very sorry not to make today. is it the same time next wednesday?
Comment by maggie turp on March 16, 2011 at 17:24

Hi Everybody!

6 large gardeners and one small gardener started the veg growing year in the raised beds today. We had great day - lovely spring weather and the excitement of putting the different seeds in the earth. We planted:

spring onion 'Furio' (red)

lettuce 'Salad Bowl'

perpetual spinach

mizuna (a spicy salad leaf)

broad beans

On Saturday, we will be planting some seed potatoes.

We have decided to hold a competition between 'Pole Star', a red-flowering runner bean and 'White Lady', a white-flowering variety. Which will taste better? Which will be more tender? Which will produce more beans? Two members took home the bean seeds to start them off in pots.

Archie started digging over the triangle bed for 'Living Medicine' to plant up later with healing herbs and flowers.

The park keepers were very helpful and the cafe have agreed to collect their coffee grounds on the days we are going up. We will use them to feed the plants and help to deter slugs.

We are meeting again this coming Saturday at 11.00. If you couldn't come today, we hope to see you then.                    Maggie



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