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Smitham Allotments Society is a self-managed site in Chipstead Valley in the south of the London Borough of Croydon.

 

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Guidance from the National Allotment Society

Please read this guidance around staying safe on the plot during the Covid19 Emergency

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Gardening Diary

Gardening Diary April

Gardening Diary April

By now you should have the allotment manured and dug and ready for planting. This is the month for potatoes and brassicas. Most of us have already planted the first earlies but by the end of April all the potatoes should be in the ground …

Slow Worms

Slow Worms

This is one of the many slow worms who live in our compost bin on the allotment, photographed in July 2019. They enjoy a cosy fugg in there all through the winter, and there always seem to be a good number of babies in the spring!

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Keep calm and carry on digging!

Keep calm and carry on digging!

Having an allotment in these difficult times means we are doubly blessed. Not only do we still have an abundance of winter vegetables to harvest and enjoy, and summer produce to look forward to, but we can get fresh air and exercise whilst obeying the government...

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Early globe artichoke

Early globe artichoke

This is incredible! A globe artichoke where the winter has been so mild and wet that the seeds have germinated in the dead flower.

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