Month: January 2022

Meet our first NG Allotment Apprentice!

In December we launched a search on social media for a newbie allotment holder to become our first NG Allotment Apprentice. After lots of fabulous applications, we decided our apprentice for 2022 would be Massimo (Max). Max runs supper-clubs and foodie pop ups in his local area, and is keen to start growing his own…

Why you should top dress your plants with compost or soil conditioner

Slow-release organic fertiliser

Top dressing means spreading nutritious organic material on your garden several inches thick, like a mulch.  A lot of composts that people are using are being made with green waste. This sounds great, but you have no idea what has gone in to the green waste and sadly people are finding lots of plastic and…

Organic Gardening Tips for January

January 2022

A new year has begun!! Welcome 2022!  Its time to make plans for your garden and allotment and order in seeds and plants!  We can now also look forward to ever so slightly lighter evenings as the shortest day has passed…. Jobs to do this month: • Prune soft fruit removing old stems • Plant…