Colchester Avenue Allotments Association

Allotment Weather

Welcome fellow allotment holders to the new Colchester Avenue Allotments Association website. This is was designed for plot holders at Colchester Avenue in Cardiff, but we also have a lot of gardening and allotment information for which anyone is welcome to read. We have a map of the site, allotment tips, month by month allotment help, meeting minutes, a noticeboard with site specific news as well as allotment and gardening news, a chat forum for plot holders as well as a host of other resources. So have a look around and let us

Click here for the welcome guide given to all plot holders.

January Allotment Tips

Despite shorter days and colder temperatures there are still plenty of jobs to be getting on with. If bad weather keeps you indoors then there is lots of potting on and sowing that can be done.
HARVEST
Keep picking those sprouts They’re sweeter after a cold, hard frost.
Leeks and parsnips still in the ground can also be harvested.
Sprouting broccoli and witloof chicory should be ready.
SOW UNDER COVER
Early season leeks, lettuces, broad beans, peas, cut-and-come-agains, radishes, and onions
can now be sown under cover
PLANTING
Garlic cloves and onion sets can be planted in pots of compost in the greenhouse or directly outdoors in warmer areas
DIG
If the soil is dry enough, prepare it by digging it over and letting the frost break down the clods of earth.
PRUNING
Free-standing apple and pear trees can now be pruned. Spurs can be thinned out on step-overs
espaliers, and cordons.
STORAGE
Check your stored fruit and vegetables and remove any plants that have turned bad to prevent them contaminating healthy ones.
ORDERING
Check out seed catalogues and online stores. Get your orders for plants, tubers, and seeds in now to avoid disappointment later in the season.

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