September 2019 Allotment News

Fly tipping at Northfield Avenue

It appears that a third party has dumped a load of bricks and building waste on our Northfield Avenue site (photos below). Did you witness anything? Did you record a licence plate or registration number or film it? Please contact us if you have any information.

Please keep the gates closed to prevent fly-tippers entering allotment land. 

Northfield Avenue will soon have a new gate and be much more secure. The new gate is on order and will be installed in the near future.

Portion Control

I was told that the key to a healthier diet was portion control, so I decided to only have one potato for dinner…

SarpoMira

Sarpo Mira variety grown on Scott Road allotment 2019 from self-set tuber left over from 2018. 

A chance to see the Pumpkin Show

  • when– Friday 25th October 2019 at 1pm

  • where – Kettering Art Gallery, Sheep Street

  • see below from Kettering What’s On (Page 9)

https://issuu.com/ketteringboroughcouncil/docs/what_s_on_issue_8_print?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ

https://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/20025/museum_and_gallery/12248/talks_at_the_alfred_east_art_gallery

Pallet Guide – what pallets are safe to use?

click on this link for a useful guide to pallets

https://www.universalpallets.com/2018/01/ultimate-guide-pallet-markings/

This page shows what pallets are safe for use on allotments

https://www.universalpallets.com/2019/07/discarded-wooden-pallets-safe/

 

Why were there so many flea beetles this year?

Perhaps they came from the oil-seed rape fields on farms? See this story 

https://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/harvest/harvest-2019-grower-sees-flea-beetles-climb-out-of-trailer

Share your stories on allotments 

https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/garden/g28713736/allotments-baxterstorey/

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/aug/12/allotments-share-your-pictures-and-stories

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