Hempcroft Allotments


Hopefully you’ll be having lots of sunshine, but enough rain to keep things growing. Don’t forget to keep sowing over the summer, there are lots of things to put in now that will keep your garden productive over the winter and into next year.

A seed to try

which may be new to some members, Squash Tromboncino a climbing squash, also aptly called Crookneck Squash. Perfect for growing where space is limited, grown up a trellis the fruits will push through the gaps creating an interesting ornamental display. Italian cultivar from Liguria is actually a variety of butternut squash, picked while still tender and green. As well as looking incredibly ornamental in the garden, it has the flavour of artichokes.


  • Dwarf french beans (up to early July) in warmer areas only
  • Last sowings of root crops including carrots, beetroot, turnips (July)
  • Winter radishes and swedes
  • Swiss chard & leaf beet
  • Oriental greens ( mustard greens and turnip greens
  • Lettuce, moving over to winter varieties by late August, rocket, cress and salad radishes
  • Fennel
  • Spring cabbage (from late July)
  • Bunching and spring onions

Allotment Party

There will be an ‘allotment summer party’ this first event will take place on September 2nd from 12.30pm on the allotment all members and villagers will be invited to come along bring own drinks and picnic food to share with others.  Free of charge and all welcome. See separate advert in Dorchester News, notices on allotment.

Old and new members welcome!

July / August Pests and Diseases:

  • Slugs
  • snails
  • Aphids
  • caterpillars
  • powdery mildew

An important note: Please do not put eggshells/household waste on your compost heap it attracts vermin.

We have professional grade weed mat which is available 4m wide and sold by the linear meter at £2.50 per linear meter. (Example 4m x 10m = £25.00)

Plots available full and half size.

Please call: 01865 340119 or email: stu@horted.co.uk

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Posted on June 12, 2018 in allotments

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