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Strawberries in the allotment

Strawberries in the allotment

It looks like the allotment is bursting with strawberries this year! Top Tip: to hold back spoiling, don't wash them with water until just before you're ready to eat them.

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Andy’s rhubarb

Andy’s rhubarb

Andy's forced rhubarb has to be the best I've ever seen. For exceptional flavour, this method is well worth a try (next year) as soon as the plant starts growing.

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Jan and Julie’s plot

Jan and Julie’s plot

Jan & Julie have given up their first plot. For 13 years it's been a true labour of love Jan and Julie converted an overgrown mess into the best plot in the allotment. Many congratulations to both of them and long may they continue with their other plot. Here's...

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Last chillies of the year

Last chillies of the year

Last chillies picked now the frosts have begun. We freeze chillies in ice cube trays for cooking and string the dried ones for ornamental purposes.

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Simon’s honey

Simon’s honey

Simon's honey is a great success. You can get it at 1 Calbresi Deli Caffe, Coulsdon. If you haven't already tried it, this is truly delicious!

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Autumn show success for Smitham Allotments

Autumn show success for Smitham Allotments

Smitham allotments were again successful at the Coulsdon & District Horticultural Association's Autumn Show. Eddie Nash took the trophy for fruit and Ann Shore the trophy for vegetables. Congratulations also to Barbara Broggio for best newcomer and Aniko and Colin...

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Allotment pond

Allotment pond

Pond in the allotments with frogspawn and toadspawn. Let's hope they develop into the slug and snail eating machines we need!

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BBQ 2017

BBQ 2017

A good time was had by all at the 2017 allotment BBQ. Great food and drink, glorious weather and the Smitham Allotment community spirit combined to make it a perfect day. Our annual BBQ usually takes place on the first Sunday in July, but this year too many of us were...

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