Queens Park Allotment (active group)

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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: 63
Latest Activity: Dec 5

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Comment by maggie turp on March 22, 2011 at 10:27

Thanks for all the comments, folks, and for the photos, Shiva. Change of plan for tomorrow, Wednesday. First we will plant Archie's seed potatoes (hope you're bringing them along, Archie.) Second, we'll think about winter vegetables - seems odd with spring just coming, I know, but the seed for leeks, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts - whatever you feel like growing - need to go in now.

The runner bean wigwams can wait a while - beans can't go out anyway until May because of the risk of frost.

See you tomorrow! Maggie

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...

Nilufer

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?
 

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