To chit or not to chit?

It’s the question dividing the country. A subject so contentious that friends and family often refuse to discuss it. So, where do you stand? When it comes to seed potatoes, are you a chitter or non-chitter?

Allotment reveals who’s top of the crops

ST JULIANS ALLOTMENT held its annual Christmas lunch and award ceremony last week. 39 members of the allotment society, their friends and family, gathered at Glebelands Indoor Bowls Club, on Sunday 16 December, to kick off the festive season, and find out who had triumphed in the annual Golden Gnome Awards. After lunch, chairman, Roger…

Go green and give your soil a boost

AS the summer sun gives way to September showers Wally Kendall looks at which green manures to use to give next season’s crops the best possible start

Don’t compost those spoiled spuds!

I DON’T know about you but as much as I love August for the abundance of produce pouring from the allotment, it can be a struggle to decide what to do with it all. Top of this list is the humble potato. Of course, if they are blemish-free it’s just a matter of drying them…

Attracting birds to your allotment

THE winter months can mean a tough time for birds, so now is a good time to give them a helping hand. MERYL JONES looks at ways of attracting them onto your plot

Products we like – The GrowGrid

SEVERAL growers on the St Julians Allotment site have recommended this product, which is the brainchild of Irish chef and gardener Eoin Flaherty…