Keep on top of weeding and watering. It’s hot and dry out there so water well once a week. Water at the base of the plant and try and avoid waterting during the heat of the day.
Harvest beans, peas, courgettes, cucumbers etc. regularly to ensure on-going production
Lift early spuds and use the beds to either plant out leeks and winter brassicas or sow with green manure; lift garlic and autumn planted onions
Sow lettuce, beetroot, chard, oriental greens, rocket, carrots Feed tomatoes and peppers with an organic seaweed tomato feed or diluted comfrey liquid; spray everything with diluted liquid seaweed
Summer prune trained apple and pear trees and cherries and plums in late August.
1. Plant out seedlings such as beans, courgettes, sweet-corn.
2. Sow successional salads, dwarf beans, peas.
3. Feed with seaweed meal and organic potassium, homemade comfrey and nettle liquid or organic tomato feed.
4. Water well once a week in dry spells (little and often causes shallow roots).
5. Harvest first early potatoes, broad beans, salad crops.
Want to know more about planting out and successional planting? Ruth will be running her Urban Gardening Courses: Planting Out and Successional Growing. Saturday 2nd June for Planting Out & Saturday 16th June for Successional Growing. Both 2-4pm at Phoenix Community Centre.
Free for BHOGG members and local Phoenix area residents, £3 donation for non-members.
Spring in the Air: Sowing and Growing Talk with Ruth Urbanowicz. Thursday 19th April, 7.30-9pm
Urban Organic Gardening Course: Transplanting Seedlings. Saturday 21st April, 2-4pm
For more details check out our What’s On page.
Join us on the third Saturday of each month: 2-4pm. Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Pl, Brighton BN2 9ND
2017 Dec 16 – What is Companion Planting all about? And gardening for wildlife
Jan 20 – Get to know your soil, plus composting & mulching
Feb 17 – Time to sow & grow; how to grow veg from seed
Free to Bhogg members and local residents. £3 donation non-members.
Phoenix Community Centre, Thursday 16th November, 7pm-9pm
Scientists from the University of Sussex will be talking about how pollinating insects are vital to the production of many of the foods we grow in our gardens and allotments. Team Pollinate are looking for allotment growers in Brighton & Hove to volunteer to become ‘Citizen Scientists‘ and help us learn more about which insects are pollinating the food we grow. The data will help scientists understand more about pollinator behaviour and how best to protect these important insects.
Events are free to members, £3 donation to non-members
Meet at Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, Brighton, BN2 9ND.