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Welcome to HPAA

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  • Important Information


    Please take some time in reading this section carefully as it will guide you through the protocols of what is expected of each persons holding an allotment and their visitors to the allotment sites.
     
  • History of the HPAA

    HPAA History

    The Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association has been around for over a hundred years, below is an article written by David Goodey and makes good reading!

     
  • Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association Constitution

    Constitution

    Below we have set out the Constitution for the Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association

     
  • HPAA Location

    Location of the HPAA

    Location of the Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association

Harvested ParsnipsHarvested Parsnips

Great Parsnips to try:      

  • Countess F1 Parsnip

    • Main crop variety with good disease tolerance and high yield. Smooth skin, very uniform - ideal for the show bench.

  • Gladiator F1 Parsnip

    • Slightly larger than standard types but has refined shape of hybrid quality. Smooth white skin and canker resistant.

  •  Hollow Crown Parsnip

    • A favourite for the show bench. Long tapering roots of nice white skin and well textured flesh. Needs good deep soil for best results.

  • Imperial Crown Parsnip

    • Selected and maintained on our farm. Chosen for its long smooth roots but with a small crown. Excellent flavour and texture. Good exhibition variety.

  •  Palace F1 Parsnip

    • Superbly sweet flavour. Very vigorous, top quality, smooth-skinned, wedge bayonet-shaped roots with good resistance to canker. High yielding variety with sweet flavour, perfect for those roasts!

  •  Student Parsnip

    • Long slender roots with creamy flesh and smooth skin. Small central core and pleasant mild flavour. One of the first cultivated varieties.

  • Tender and True Parsnip

    • One of the most popular varieties. Very uniform, pale coloured skin and outstanding flavour. Good choice for the show bench.

  • White King Parsnip

    • Another of our own introductions and now our biggest seller. Semi-long roots with smooth cream white skin and flesh. Finest flavour in our opinion.

Perrywoods Garden Centre 
HPAA sponsored company - Perrywoods Garden Centre
Thank you for your recent donation of a raffle prize with raised money for our funds!

Read more about Perrywood here

NSALG National Allotments Week

Category: Recipes

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Perfect Roast PotatoesPerfect Roast Potatoes
My foolproof way of getting that perfect roastie!

 

Oca or Potato Homity Pie Recipe

Homity PieHomity Pie

Homity pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie. The pastry case traditionally contains a filling of potatoes and an onion and leek mixture, which is then covered with cheese.  It has a history that dates back to the efforts of the Land girls of the Second World War and the restrictions imposed by wartime rationing.

 

Irish Stew with Parsnips

Irish Stew with ParsnipsIrish Stew with Parsnips
The Parsnips are by no means traditional in this recipe and are optional but my wife loves them so what you going to do? 

Category: The Growing Season

Jobs to do in February

Jobs to do in February

Time to do some groundwork

We get a glimpse of the early signs of the arrival of Spring this month. The soil begins to warm up around the middle of February and we can see for the first time this year the buds beginning to swell on fruit trees and bushes. Overwintering vegetables begin to look less sorry for themselves and they start to produce new growth.

 

The Growing Season

The growing season

The Growing Season varies in different parts of the United Kingdom, but in Hatfield Peverel we are blessed with a milder climate and enjoy a longer season than many parts of the country.

In this section of the web site I have tried to separate the season out into monthly sections to help and guide you through the most popular tasks and crops regularly grown on the allotment site, but if you would like a feature made of a particular vegetable or task, please get in touch and I will do my best to add it to the web site for you.

 

Jobs to do in July

Jobs to do in July

Harvest should be bountiful and the allotment is in full swing

Now is the height of summer, the days endlessly long, temperatures usually at their peek and you should be reaping the rewards of your hard work in the preceding months. Watering in this month is crucial to stem off premature bolting, tomato blossom end rot and splitting skins.

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