DRAYTON ROAD ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION
ALLOTMENTS AND GARDENS
ADVICE TIPS AND INFORMATION
VEGETABLESUpdated 6 th Sept 2015
|The chart above has been requested
by several people. I hope you find it useful as a guide. Weather
conditions will influence timing.
Experiment and let me know of any updates you find in the light of your experiences.
Anya potatoes did ok, earlier variety similar to pink fir apple ( a knobbly salad variety, but quite late)
Arran pilot and desiree ok all lifted now but I have set 10 unknown tubers end of July , to produce some new potatoes for Christmas!!
I had a couple of feeds of new potatoes just before christmas very tasty
Shallots are stored in the shed at home.
Asparagus seed set earlier in the year has been set out now in a cleaned bed laden with horse manure only 3 years to wait for a crop!!
I have just harvested a butternut squash, any ideas what to do with it appreciated.
Purple carrots a novelty but orange ones taste better!
Red and white cabbage now harvesting, will be pickling and making coleslaw
Shared beetroot with mice
|Peas on the left
Sweetcorn on the right
|Leeks on the right|
|dozen new potatoes, are these the first???|
|Peas on a members allotment|
4 year cycle :-
manured in autumn
|ROOTS||LEGUMES (Peas and
add nitrogen to the soil
Like a little lime and the nitrogen from Legumes
|Fit in the rest ,
|Section of plot A||Section of plot B||Section of plot C||Section of plot D||Section of plot E|
|Radishes||Early may (set late March)|
|Parsnips|| parsnips doing ok again this year, a little canker and one woody root,
hope to find some good ones for Christmas lunch
2011 leeks - half of crop failed, looked like insect holes and went rotten
Grew 2 varieties- one more resistant than other
|Produce from a members allotment|
|Late June cauliflower and red cabbage|