2018 Season Coffee Shop


Due to popular demand, the Shed1 Coffee Shop will open Saturdays and Sundays for the remainder of the 2018 season.

10:00 Onwards

Members of the Church Crookham Allotments Association committee will open up and be on hand to serve coffee and tea from shed 1. The weekend sessions will also double as an opportunity for plot holders to get to know committee members and exchange help and advice with each other. If there is no committee member having coffee, please check their plots as having a chat is part of having an allotment. We are all here to help.

Seeds, plant-pots and plants will also be on sale. All proceeds will go to site funds.

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Compost and Swallows, summer must be here


Photo by Diane Earl NEN

The swallows were spotted at the site at the end of last week and hopefully they will reuse last year’s nest.

Another load of compost has been delivered to site today (14th May 2018).  This is a very reasonable price of £2.50 per barrow load.  Please make sure you put the correct contribution into the blue tin, or hand to a committee member or you can pay online (Details on the Allotments Shop Page)

March Hints and Tips


Our sister Church Crookham Garden Society is publishing a monthly hints and tips section. It’s well worth a look.

Monthly Hints and Tips, written by Liz Kirton, March 2018 edition includes :

  • Blueberries: remove one third of the oldest stems to ground level to promote new fruiting wood. Top dress with ericaceous compost.
  • Gooseberries, red and white currants: remove dead wood, then spur prune all side shoots to 1-3 buds from their base and shorten branch tips by a quarter.
  • Start planting early potatoes mid-March and onion and shallot sets.
  • Direct sow broad beans, carrots, lettuce, parsnips and peas.
  • Prepare trenches for runner beans with well-rotted manure and shredded paper at the base – they do not like to dry out!
  • Start off other vegetables under glass.

Above all, keep hoeing off those annual weeds before they set seed!

*First remove snow! (ed)