The committee and allotments holders are often asked by people new to the idea of owning an allotment the same question so we thought we would answer these for you.
Question:How long is the current waiting list?
Answer: Currently the waiting lists are quite low, however we do have a lot of dedicated plot holders on our allotment so it may take some time for your name to become number one on our lists.
Question: How do i obtain an allotment?
Answer: Contact our secretary (contact page) give her your details and we will put you down on our lists.
Question: Are allotments easy or hard-work?
Answer: In the last few years growing your own veg, fruit and flowers has become very fashionable thanks to shows like The River Cottage with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. What these shows fail to tell you is that an allotment is hard work. Firstly there are weeds, all growers would like crops to grow as fast as weeds one minute you have a weed free bed and the next its peppered in weeds. Secondly its not only you that like to eat your crops from slugs to badgers they all take delight in fresh crops. However do not let me paint a picture of doom and gloom. There is a wonderful variety of rewards that can be found on an allotment, the crops are usually healthier and tastier than shop bought. The allotment gives you an excuse to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air and at the same time keeping you fit. It also gives you a chance to experience nature and its season and watch your crops grow from a seed to maturity.
Question: What can i grow?
Answer: That is up to you really there isn’t much grown in the UK that won’t grow at Woodley Allotments. What we do find is that some people fair better with certain crops than others. To give you a general idea of some of the things that plot holders grow at Woodley allotments.
Potatoes, Onions, Spring Onions, Raddish, French Beans, Beetroot, Parsnips, Turnips, Cole Rabi, Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage (all varieties) Peas, Runner Beans, Celery, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Chillies, Peppers, Marrow, Courgette, Squash, Sweet Corn, Leeks, Chives, Shallots, Carrots,Kale, Chard,Spinach, Strawberry’s, Apples, Pear’s, Plums, Strawberry’s, Gooseberry’s, Red currents, Black Currents, Raspberry’s,Rhubarb most herbs and a vast assortment of flowers.