John’s first column of 2016 has landed! With advice about what to do at this time of year, what to grow (old and new), buying seeds, and chitting potatoes. John is also looking for volunteers interested in participating in a compost experiment, for which he’ll provide equipment and ongoing support.
Read more here….
John’s October entry is here – he tells us which vegetable varieties enjoy the Winter months, how to make the most of using kitchen waste in your garden, and lets us know his most indispensable tool – the Japanese Razor Hoe (an ideal Christmas present for a keen gardener!).
Read more here….
Saturday 14th November – Willow Workshop at the Holburn Museum for the Lantern Procession – all help needed!
On November 14th we are creating our own giant Alice Park Garden Lantern as part of the annual lantern procession through Bath on November 19th. It will be a drop in session from 10am-4pm, so let us know if you’d like to take part and we’ll send the details. Contact us here if you’d like to come along!
Further Information about the procession can be found at: Holburne Lantern Procession
Our fundraiser in support of Refugees is taking place at the community garden this Sunday (4th October) from 11am until 2pm. If you are able to pop down on the day to show your support please do – we will be selling cakes, soup, garden produce, and will be holding a raffle.
All proceeds are going to the Doctors of the World Calais appeal – more info here
Please join us, it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day!
What is there to do at this time of year except take holidays and harvest our crops?
It can seem like there isn’t much to do in the garden at this time of year, other than harvest, however John has some useful advice on how to keep your vegetable garden active, and how to prepare for autumn and winter. Read more here…
John’s gardening column, 11th August 2015
Our website has a new gardening column, written by John Ingham, an experienced professional gardener who specialises in organic no dig methods, and who has owned an allotment in Claremont for many years. He will write about a wide range of gardening advice and experience, and is also happy to respond to any gardening queries you may have, no matter how big or small!
Please take a look:
Don’t look a gift horse – a bad experience with manure
Vegetable growing resources – where to source seeds, good varieties, and cloches
Consolation Prizes – if you are struggling with slugs and snails, try growing fruit
To contact John with a query or comment, please visit our gardening questions page here.
We’re incredibly grateful to John for offering such a fantastic resource, and hope that you enjoy reading it.