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 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

 

Comment by kate jangra on March 9, 2011 at 12:12

hi maggie,

i was the other person that attended. so we are on to start next week at 2pm?

thanks,

kate and leo

 

Comment by Natasha Harris on March 9, 2011 at 11:45

No problem Maggie, but if meetings do get changed please can this be posted giving us as much notice as possible.

Look forward to starting in a couple of weeks.

all the best

Natasha

Comment by maggie turp on March 9, 2011 at 11:25

Dear  Natasha,

 

Sorry you turned up for nothing. I've just volunteered to co-ordinate the project and March 9th was not a time I could make. Yes, for the moment the Wednesday meetings will be scheduled for 2.00 p.m. and we'll see how it goes. Look forward to seeing you on the 23rd. Maggie

Comment by Natasha Harris on March 9, 2011 at 11:21

Hi Maggie,

i've just seen your post this morning coming back from today's scheduled meet. But there were only 2 of us were there, and waited until about quarter past.

Wasn't the first scheduled meeting supposed to be today Wed 9th, not yesterday?

 

I won't be able to make next Wednesday, but will be there on the 23rd. Will all the Wednesday meets be scheduled for 2pm?

 

I also don't have any tools, hope this won't be a problem?

 

Thanks, and look forward to starting in a coupla weeks.

Natasha

 

Comment by maggie turp on March 8, 2011 at 19:18

I am Maggie Turp and I am co-ordinating the Queens Park Allotment project  as it gets started. I don't think the meeting scheduled for March 9th  happened (see Richard's comment below ...) but we definitely have a meeting planned for Wednesday March 16th at 2.00 p.m. and subsequent meetings planned for Saturday 19th at 11, Wednesday 23rd at 2.00 and Saturday 26th at 11. 

Do come along, or if you'd like to know more, drop me a email on maggieturp@googlemail.com

Comment by Richard Gentry on March 4, 2011 at 9:15
I will let the park keepers know that some of you will be coming along on Wed 9th March at 10am. Please bring along appropriate clothing and tools.
 

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