Earlier this year Bristol East Allotments Association (BEAA) celebrated 100 years of allotments in St George. The BEAA also played is part in St George in Bloom’s success in winning a Gold Pennant this year.
BEAA plot holders and members of the committee recently held a working weekend to clear vacant and overgrown plots at the Farm/Troopers Hill Allotments. Although the weather was a bit damp to start, several people attended and made good inroads into the task and managed to clear some plots of brambles and overgrowth, ready for keen gardeners to take on to grow vegetables and flowers.
Besides the site at The Farm, BEAA have 6 other sites around the St George area with some vacant plots. They can offer plots of sizes to suit most peoples needs from a small starter plot to a full size one large enough to grow vegetables for the whole family. If you’re interested in taking on a plot, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Rick on 07794 603 470.
Potato Weekend – 3rd & 4th January
If you already have an allotment or space for growing potatoes in your garden then there is a chance to get an early start for next year. Bristol East allotments are holding a Potato Weekend on 3rd & 4th January 9am to 2pm at their St Aidan’s site ‘Trading Post’ in Nicholas Lane.
They will have over 30 varieties of potato for sale with prices held at the same as last year. All potatoes are sold loose so you can pick as many or few as you like all at the low price of £1.60 per kilo, an ideal way to try some new varieties. The Trading Post shop will be open as usual. They stock most items that you may require for your allotment including new season seeds, fertilizers by the kilo as well as onion, shallots, pea and bean seeds loose. The shop is open to all from 9:00am –12:30 Saturdays and Sundays, you do not need to be a plot holder.
You can find out more about the Bristol East Allotments Association on their facebook site at www.facebook.com/bristoleastallotments.