Chairperson’s welcome to Humber Avenue Community Allotments.

In October 2021 we took over the management of the 100 allotments at Humber Avenue from Worthing Borough Council. We formed Humber Avenue Community Allotments (HACA) as a Community Interest Company (CIC). So, in this first year, we have a real learning experience ahead of us in managing the site on the behalf of all the plot-holders and ensuring we re-invest in further improving the fantastic allotments and the facilities at Humber Avenue.

Please explore this web site, it’s very comprehensive and full of the information and documents you’ll need, as well as newsletters, committee contacts, gardening advice and topics for both new and experienced gardeners. Visit our Facebook Group this is a closed and safe community for HACA plot-holders only, and you’ll need to register prior to gaining access. Our newsletters are published bi-monthly, so please register here to have them delivered to your email address.

Finally, enjoy your gardening, and remember to be considerate of everyone on our site, lock the gates and if arriving by car please keep to a maximum speed of 10mph and park thoughtfully. 

Update – December 2021

New composting bays are being built in January 2022 and that there’ll be no further deliveries until after completion. In the meantime please help yourselves to the leaves and woodchips as this will help us get them out of the way before we build.  The old scaffold boards and new pallets are required for the task so please do not remove any.

Recycling trays and pots. When the community polytunnel is up and running we will require really good used plant trays and 3″ pots. The plant trays can either be 6s or 12s but please no real rubbish ones as they are going to be used for vegetable plants for members of the allotments. The trays and pots can be left in the wooden crate by the current recycling bins.

Looking for volunteers !

Volunteers are needed to help with various projects as laid out in the recent newsletter. More details will be posted here as and when the projects are started.

The next project is the re-construction of the green organic matter bins. Anyone willing to help to re-construct the bins please contact one of the committee members or post a slip into the post box in the “tea room” please.


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24th November 2021


Humber Avenue Community Allotments - Health and Safety     

All plot-holders are asked to ensure that vegetation encroaching over the edge of their plots into the road is removed. This has been identified during a routine risk assessment on the 25th September 2021. Thank you.


The full 12 month guide.

December

Take the month off and put your feet up. Enjoy parsnips, broccoli, Savoy cabbage, swedes, sprouts, leeks etc. with your roast.

January

No sowing but a great month for preparing beds and paths even for occasional weeding if weather is mild. Don’t sow any seeds. Its simply too early. Ignore and seed packet advice to sow in January.

February

From mid February, daylight increases rapidly. Its time to make fist sowings under cover, in mild areas. Otherwise wait until March.
Most seeds need higher temperature to germinate, compared to the subsequent growth of leaves, stems and roots.
February dates are first sowings, and these vegetables can be sown later as well, both for succession and cooler weather.

Week 3Spring onion, lettuce, spinach, coriander, early cabbage, broad beans, peas for shoots, parsley.

Week 4 Onion, shallots, spring onions, lettuce, spinach, coriander, early cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, broad beans, peas for shoots, parsley, early peas, aubergine, peppers, chillies, beetroot

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