THINGS TO DO

IN JULY ...

Seeds Lane Allotments

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Tel: 07804 817311

Harvest crops

First early and second early potatoes should be ready to dig up this month – they don’t store well, so enjoy them straightaway. Globe artichokes and climbing beans will be ready to pick this month. Harvest garlic and onions when their tops have gone yellow and leave them to ripen in a dry, sunny spot. Strawberries and raspberries can be enjoyed this month, too – if birds are a problem, cover them with netting.

 

 

Sow crops

Now is the time to sow veg to harvest during the winter months, including kale, winter cabbage, spinach and radicchio. It’s a good time to sow carrots to avoid carrot fly, as well as continuing with radishes, beetroot, lettuce and runner beans. If you fancy growing potatoes for Christmas, now is the time to plant some.

 

 

Watch out for blight

In warm, damp weather, watch out for potato blight – in particular, dark edges on the leaves. Tomatoes grown outside are also susceptible to tomato blight.

 

 

Pinch out tomatoes

Pinch out the sideshoots of cordon tomatoes – this will encourage the plants to put their energies into producing flowers,and therefore fruits. Remove the growing tip once four flower trusses have formed.

 

 

 

Water

In very hot weather, it pays to prioritise certain plants. Water flowering and fruiting tomatoes and cucumbers every day or two. Be generous with water on leafy crops such as lettuce, rocket, chard, coriander and spinach, which are prone to bolting if they dry out. Water strawberries, courgettes and runner beans frequently, along with veg that prefers cool conditions, such as cauliflower and cabbage. Also prioritise crops growing in pots.

 

 

 

LETTER FROM LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL

 

Hi all,

To be clear and to prevent the allotment sites closing entirely it is vital that the government COVID 19 advice issued on social distancing is followed.

 

This means.

1. It is vital that social distancing is maintained. (2 meters away from each other)

 

2.  If you don’t need to go to the plot please don’t go and stay at home.

 

We appreciate the current situation is frustrating for everyone  but it is vital all allotment holders are sensible and follow the instructions issued which are for the benefit and welfare of everybody.

 

We would appreciate wherever possible that that this information is shared with all allotment holders.

 

Take care.

 

Alan Morrow | Parks and Greenspaces Officer

Streetscene Parks and Greenspaces

Community Services

Liverpool City Council |1st Floor Lifestyles Everton Park Great Homer Street | L5 5PH

 

 

 

Gardening Stores

The allotment stores are usually open after 12 noon each day by our friendly secretary Ian. Here you can buy most of the things you will need to grow your vegetables ....

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CORONAVIRUS

UPDATE FROM

LIVERPOOL

CITY COUNCIL

Walton Allotment Gardens Association

a.k.a Seeds Lane Allotments

Seeds Lane Allotments are based in Fazakerley, Liverpool.

 

We've been around since before 1900, and may be the oldest surviving allotment site in Liverpool.

 

You can contact us by sending an email to [email protected]

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