Ramblings from the chair

As the year comes to a close and the shortest day is on the horizon I can reflect on another bountiful year.

Garlic has been dried, processed and frozen. Sweetcorn has been eaten within hours of being picked. Not forgetting to retain some for next year seed, hopefully. Onions were a good crop, unfortunately not enough were planted and they are running low with Christmas approaching. Already 100 seeds are doing well for early harvest next year.

We also managed to grow 3 pumpkins. The largest was no match for those entered in the show.

The show, although now a fading memory was again a success with exhibits of all shapes, sizes and varieties. Not to say we can’t do better next year. Get plotting and planting ready for September 2017.

Thanks particularly to all who have served on the committee, and the dwindling army who do Hut Duty.

Unfortunately as our members grow older we need new younger members to join and bring new thoughts, ideas and a gender balance we keep being told to aim for.

Due to a number of retirements the hut rota is depleted. Would anybody who is able to spare a couple of hours on a Sunday morning / Wednesday evening later in the year on a rota basis please contact me ASAP and I will explain further.

Happy gardening for 2017

Adrian Ford – Chairman