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  • Allotments for Hatfield Peverel

    Allotments for Hatfield Peverel
    Promoting Allotment Gardening in Hatfield Peverel Essex

  • Best Allotment Competition 2017

    bac ban2017July 1st 2017 Starting 11.30am Old Site

     Thanks to all those who attended, this years competition was a great success and one of the highest turns outs I have seen, so thanks to all those that came and supported the hard work of the HPAA commitee, in particular, Julia East and Margret Hastings, Julie Ruzbridge who put in so much hard work with the lovely food, Drew Price & Simon Read for their great efforts tidying up the sites and general helpfulness on the day, The Scouts and Guides for their help laying on Coffee and Teas and agaib for all those that supported the event particularly for Carlie Mayes for her Bees and Honey display and last but no means least Gerald Vale from the National Vegetable Society for his great job as judge and talk afterwards.  Thank you all

  • Dengie 100 & Maldon Bekeepers
  • Crop Rotation: A Five-Year Plan

    5 Year Crop Rotation Plan5 Year Crop Rotation Plan

    There are many plans for crop rotation, but the most reliable is the 5 year plan as ity seperates the main vegetable categories and gives a longer-term solution

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Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail

Rhubarb & custard cocktailRhubarb & custard cocktail
An elegant vodka-based drink that'll wow your guests - it's made with creamy advocaat iqueur and homemade fruit syrup

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Cauliflower Varieties to try

  • Aalsmeer Cauliflower
    • Early vigorous variety with excellent curds that are well protected. Creamy white heads of good depth and weight. Frost hardy.

  • All The Year Round Cauliflower
    • Good old standby variety. Highly reliable. Sow October in a cold frame, plant out in March, cut in June. Sow February to April, cut late June to September.
  • Autumn Giant Cauliflower
    • Large solid white heads well protected from the weather.
  • Aviron F1 Cauliflower
    • Superb deep large curds with strong leaf growth for light frost protection. Ideal for poorer soils and low nitrogen cultivation..
  • Barcelona F1 Cauliflower
    • A very early variety of cauliflower that is ideally suited to an October sowing, this variety produces white curds of exceptional quality and makes for an ideal replacement for Alpha 7 Jubro.
  • Belot F1 Cauliflower
    • Produces high quality heads fro cutting October to December. Has excellent deep clean white curds.
  • Candid Charm F1 Cauliflower
    • Candid Charm F1 Cauliflower benefits from large pure white heads covered by dark green leaves. It is very fast to maturity where it will produce brilliant yields of high quality cauliflower to eat.
  • Clapton F1 Cauliflower
    • A cauliflower with good quality white curds carried high off the ground so is kept very clean. Club root resistant.
  •  Goodman F1 Cauliflower
    • Early variety with a vigorous growing habit with well protected, solid, white curds. Matures approximately 80-90 days after transplanting. Organic seed.
  • Graffiti F1 Cauliflower
    • Deepest purple cauliflower curds, perfect for adding colour to any summer or autumn dish, delicious and highly nutritious. Matures within 75-80 days with a good head weight.
  • Green Trevi F1 Cauliflower
    • Something different, delightful pale green heads of medium size and excellent taste. Sow June for October cutting.

  • Igloo Cauliflower
    • An early variety with good, clean, white heads. Can be used as mini-vegetable when grown close together, or at wider spacing for larger heads.
  • Lisbonia F1 Cauliflower
    • A great replacement for Wallaby, very upright foliage and narrow base. Performs best during the September harvest period.
  • Maystar (EWK) Cauliflower
    • Solid curds of pure white, ideal for floret freezing as well as usual cooking.
  • Medallion F1 Cauliflower
    • Sow May or June for cropping late February to early March. Very uniform with deep, round and heavy curds but not suitable for Northern areas
  • Romanesco Cauliflower
    • Highly attractive head of lime green made up of a mass of small conical shaped florets forming a pointed curd not unlike a green cauliflower. Superb flavour and more tender texture than cauliflower. Matures September to October
  • Romanesco Navona F1 Cauliflower
    • Dark green curds with no braces. Excellent flavour. Plant mid June for harvesting late summer/ Autumn.
  • Snow Prince F1 Cauliflower
    • Selected for maturity a little later. Sow in April and May to Harvest from September to October.
  • Snowball Cauliflower
    • Regular favourite that has stood the test of time. Dwarf compact plants can be set closer than others.
  • Sunset F1 Cauliflower
    • Unique orange curds. Great raw in salads or as a cooked vegetable. Semi-upright habit with medium green leaves.

 

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

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NSALG National Allotments Week

Category: Recipes

Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail

Rhubarb & custard cocktailRhubarb & custard cocktail
An elegant vodka-based drink that'll wow your guests - it's made with creamy advocaat iqueur and homemade fruit syrup

 

Aubergine and Tomato Bake

Aubergine and Tomato BakeAubergine and Tomato Bake

 Super easy and super tasty dish!

 

Classic Rhubarb Crumble

Classic Rhubarb CrumbleClassic Rhubarb Crumble
Growing up this was my favourite dessert & seeing as only my dad and I liked it I always had a massive portion!

Category: The Growing Season

Jobs to do in September

Jobs to do in September
September marks a change in the seasons, you'll be harvesting the last of your summer crops if you haven't already done so, crops like tomatoes, beans, peppers, sweetcorn will be finishing, but on the other hand the first of the Autumn crops will be nearing ready or may be ready like Apples, Pears, Main Crop Potatoes, Winter Squashes to name but a few!

 

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 May

Jobs to do in May

May is usually one of the busiest months

The soil is warm and the plants growing well. But watch out for a sneaky late frost.

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