ALLOTMENTS in FRANT
Well, the summer season is now over and most of the vegetables
have now been harvested. We have had many successes and a few failures,
most notably the cabbages being decimated by the dreaded white fly.
We are Gary and Sarah and have lived in Frant for 5
years now. Last August we contacted the Parish Council to find out
if there were any allotments in the area. Phillipa Hewes explained that
Several phone calls/meetings later and the Parish Council had arranged for the land to be cleared. For anyone that is not sure the allotment land is behind the football pitch/huts. Again we met with Phillipa and co and sorted a suitable sized plot, signed a basic contract and we now had ourselves an allotment
We are well and truly into the growing season
and all the vegetables we have planted over the months are reaching for
the skies. After a cold wet spring "flaming June" has
sparked everything into life. We had to erect a wire fence to keep
the abundant rabbit population out and we have added 2 more water butts
to try and conserve water. We have started pulling a potato plant
each week which is keeping us supplied with new potatoes for the summer.
The garlic was growing well but succumbed to "garlic rust".
Hayley from the post office has now sorted herself an allotment.It is a daunting task but "little and often" is the key. We spent 6 months last year preparing the soil before we even thought of what to plant.
For anyone else in the village who is interested in an allotment contact the Parish Clerk Phillipa Hewes on 01892 750 565 or e-mail