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    Allotments for Hatfield Peverel
    Promoting Allotment Gardening in Hatfield Peverel Essex

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  • Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association Constitution

    Constitution

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

     
  • HPAA Rules

    HPAA Rules

    Our rules are simple and easy to understand, please read them carefully and abide by them

     
  • Cultivation Policy

    Cultivation Policy

    "Cultivation” and, more importantly “non-cultivation”, can mean different things to different people and can be interpreted in various ways. If you look around the site, you will find that there are almost as many different styles of cultivation as there are plots. It is certainly not necessary to maintain strictly regimented rows of vegetables.

     
  • 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!

 

Leek Varieties to try

  • Almera Leek
    • An autumn type cropping from mid July to September. Long slender stems/mid green semi-upright leaves.
  • Atlantic Leek
    • Very good frost tolerance for winter cropping well into the new year.
  • Axima Leek
    • Long strong shaft without bulbing. Dark green erect foliage.
  • Below Zero F1 Leek
    • British breeding has combined the vigour of an F1 Hybrid with extreme cold tolerance to produce quality leeks which will withstand the harshest of weathers. Dark leaves, pure white stems with no bulbing, long standing ability and bolting and rust tolerant.
  • Blue Solaise Leek
    • A traditional French variety with deep blue-purple leaves. Superb flavour and very hardy.
  • Carentan Leek
    • Large thick stems with blue-green foliage. Crops late October to Early January.
  • Giant Winter Leek
    • Excellent late variety with heavy thick stems. Will stand in the ground for a long time.
  • Hannibal Leek
    • Fast growing variety for summer and autumn cropping.
  • Jolant Leek
    • Very early variety with a mild flavour. Use for mini-veg or grow on to harvest form August onwards. Grows vigorously and gives a high-density stem.
  • Mammoth Blanch Leek
    • A superior exhibition variety with extra long white blanch and thick, broad flag. Sow mid-January to early March at 15°C.Do not overwater seedlings as this may cause damping off. Harden off and plant out from early May.
  • Musselburgh Leek
    • Most popular variety/strong growing habit. Very winter hardy, thick stems. Ready from December onwards.
  • Oarsman F1 Leek
    • Medium to dark flag leaf, the plants remain virtually free from bolting even when direct drilled. Second early to mid season maturity slot. Shows good resistant to bolting.
  • Pot Leek
    • A true exhibition variety producing very large, heavy leeks.
  • Prizetaker/Lyon Leek
    • Uniform habit produces long thick white stems. As the name implies is ideal for the show bench. Matures from early autumn onwards.
  • Tadorna Leek
    • Medium length, very upright habit and extremely winter hardy. Crops from December to March.

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

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? 

 

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.

 

One-Pot Roast Pork Chops with Fennel & Potatoes

One-Pot Roast Pork Chops with Fennel & PotatoesOne-Pot Roast Pork Chops with Fennel & Potatoes

 Super easy and super tasty dish!

Category: The Growing Season

Jobs to do in January

Jobs to do on the Allotment in January
January is generally a very cold month with hard frosts freezing the ground and when the ground isn't frozen it is generally too wet to do much although there are no guarantees with British weather. Looking through my diaries, snow isn't that likely for a prolonged period but you never know.

 

Jobs to do in March

Jobs to do in March

Spring is starting and the new season is here

 Hopefully by now we are now standing on the threshold of Spring and the new gardening season. The days are beginning to lengthen and although it may not feel like it at times the temperatures are slowly increasing day by day. More importantly the longer days are the real trigger to new growth and you will find that with the help of a little protection you can really go for those early sowings

 

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.

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