Grow Your Sessions resuming

UPDATE: After poor weather on March 1st, we did one lovely GYO session on March 15th, respecting social distancing, but due to the coronavirus lockdown I then suspended sessions. For what it’s worth, in general I think that allotments are relatively safe for a small group respecting distancing and aware of shared surfaces such as tool handles. But regulations disallow gatherings so we cannot resume.

For 9 years I have run ‘Grow Your Own’ sessions on my plot. We resume for the 10th season on Sunday 1st March 2020 at 10am.

A Grow Your Own session with 6 attendees in 2018
A GYO session in 2018

The sessions are ideal for novices but equally if you want to come and tell us what to do, that’s great too. Get stuck in as we sow, nurture, harvest and eat. And frankly I want your practical help because illness is slowing him down these days.

Please read this information page and let me know if you want to come.

Please bring bags to take produce home.

At your convenience…

This is Whitehill Allotment Society’s loo. It cost about £3000 and they obtained several sources of funding to raise that.

We are invited to visit on a Saturday afternoon in January for a look round and a pee. Who wants to come?

The composting toilet at Elfleda Road allotments

Our funky Trumpington pumpkin

We have Janet to thank for designing the society’s new logo which appears in the header above.

An immature yellow pumpkin with green stalk attached and matching green-rimmed sunglasses
The pumpkin together with official confirmation of its funkiness

The design is officially a funky Trumpington pumpkin because it was inspired by the winning entry in the “Funky Vegetable” class at this year’s Cambridge Produce Show, which was grown at Foster Road allotments.

Communal compost heaps – rules of use


Dear all,
The communal compost heaps are for all to use, but rules must be followed:

  1. No plastics or polystyrene. The compost heaps are not trash areas for your plastic and seed trays and bags. These items do not compost. Please recycle/dispose of at home, as appropriate.
  2. No potato and tomato material. Please put this in your green bin at home. This is to avoid the spread of late blight on our site.
  3. Polytunnel users: please do not put your spent compost on the heaps. Spread it around your outside plot instead.

Currently the only heap in use is the righthand one south of the polytunnel. Please don’t use the lefthand or middle ones.
If you have any questions about composting don’t hesitate to ask,
Pat