Lowly Worm and Babbity Bumble

Jonathan, Bulls Farm, January 2021 Two of the most important creatures in the allotment world are Lowly Worm and Babbity Bumble. Lowly turns dead leaves and other similar stuff into fertile soil by making worm casts and at the same time aerates the soil, so that oxygen can get to the roots of plants, and the little tunnels heContinue reading “Lowly Worm and Babbity Bumble”

Field Kitchen at the Nuthurst Community Allotment

Sal White, Cooks Farm, November 2020 We have big plans. Having made the first step towards creating a functioning and fruitful allotment (pulling out all the weeds from the greenhouse if you must know….well, we’ve got to start somewhere), we are now looking forward to the seventy-fourth step (falling somewhere after recruiting a bunch ofContinue reading “Field Kitchen at the Nuthurst Community Allotment”

The Nuthurst Community Allotment on the old Architectural Plants site opposite the church

Angus White, Cooks Farm, November 2020 What needs doing first? We have about 1000 sq metres available outside and about 300 sq metres available under unheated glass. There could be more of both but this sounds enough to start. To get it ready for growing fruit and veg we need to make it deer andContinue reading “The Nuthurst Community Allotment on the old Architectural Plants site opposite the church”