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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 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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  • HPAA Location

    Location of the HPAA

    Location of the Hatfield Peverel Allotment Association

     
  • 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

     
  • 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.

 

Tomato Varieties to try

  • Ailsa Craig Tomato
    • A tried and tested variety renowned for its flavour. Greenback type giving good crops of medium size fruit.
  • Alicante Tomato
    • Best described as an improved Moneymaker type. Heavy crops of uniform smooth, medium size fruits of good flavour maturing quite early.
  • Amateur Tomato
    • One of the most popular bush varieties. Medium small fruit size of bright red with good flavour. Reliable and dependable.
  • Apricot Dream Tomato
    • Amazing taste, very sweet. Bright orange blocky fruit with a fantastic texture.
  • Beefmaster F1 Tomato
    • Extra large tomatoes up to 500gm (1lb) each ideal for slicing or stuffing. Good colour and excellent flavour.
  • Black Russian Tomato
    • Dark, deep red to shiny black fruit with heavy green shoulders. The flesh is deep reddish-green and is sweet and tasty. Early maturing indeterminate vine type for indoor production.
  • Britain's Breakfast Tomato
    • Lemon shaped red fruit that does not split when ripe. Indeterminate type that produces very large spreading trusses with sometimes over 60 fruit. Greenhouse or outdoor.
  • Chadwick Tomato
    • Vigorous growing plant that has strong disease-resistance. Large, cherry-type fruit of good sharp flavour.
  •  Cherrola F1 Tomato
    • A vigorous, high yielding, early indeterminate hybrid variety of cherry tomato, for growing inside or out. Moderate tolerance to potato blight.
  • Craigella Tomato
    • Selected out of Ailsa Craig, chosen for its fine flavour but a non-greenback type. Medium size fruit of beautiful red colour.
  • Fandango F1 Tomato
    • Vigorous, indeterminate plants that produce heavy crops of deep red fruits up to 150g (5oz) in weight with very good flavour. Blight tolerant and is resistant to fusarium and verticilium wilt.
  • Garden Pearl Tomato
    • Delicious, rosy-red, cherry-size fruits. Ideal to grow in hanging baskets. Ealry to crop and continues to crop all season. Fruit trusses tunble over basket sides.
  • Gardeners Delight Tomato
    • An old favourite with great flavour.
  • Golden Sunrise Tomato
    • The golden yellow fruits are considered by many to be the best flavoured tomatoes there are. Medium size, nice and fleshy.
  • Harbinger Tomato
    • Early and heavy cropping, giving good flavoured medium size fruits. Can be grown under unheated protection.
  • Lidi Tomato
    • Small sweet, yellow plum-shaped fruit. Produces heavy crop – 80 fruits per truss, 3-4 trusses per plant. Also Ideal for containers. Replaces Yellow cocktail.
  • Lizzano F1 Tomato
    • Bright red, baby cherry sized. Vigorous, trailing, semi-determinate type with abundant amount of fruits.  Blight tolerant.

 

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? 

 

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!

 

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.

Category: The Growing Season

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 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.

 

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!

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