Newsletter

The CAA newsletter gives information about CAA activities and events in the wider community of interest to allotment gardeners.  It supplies ‘topical tips’ in keeping with the gardeners’ calendar and the occasional recipe!

grapesThe newsletter is distributed either by email or in hard copy by post – your choice.

Members who would like to pass on something likely to be of interest to fellow-gardeners are invited to contact the editor with a view to including it in a newsletter.

colchester_allotments@yahoo.com

Please, scroll down to see Tips of the Month 

What to do in November

SOW
Early varieties of broad beans, garlic and rhubarb.

PLANT OUT
New bare-root fruit bushes and canes.

HARVEST
Root vegetables, autumn brassicas and oriental leaves.

THINGS TO DO
Finish pruning soft fruit bushes. If not too wet dig over empty beds and add manure or compost. Get rid of perennial weeds now if possible. Protect some beds with polythene fabric or cardboard (but not carpet). If you have access to nearby trees, collect leaves in bin liners with a little damp soil, prick holes in bag, in a year it will be lovely leaf mould.

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