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Here is the latest news about the goings on at the allotment. Photos from Instagram, wording from our Facebook page .

Full moon over iron-age roundhouse, Constable Street Hull, Friday 10th January 2020.

The full moon in January is often known as the 'wolf moon', the name of which is thought to have Anglo-Saxon origins. In iron age times wolves used to live in the British Isles, with some inhabiting the Yorkshire Wolds.

#fullmoon #ironage #ironagereconstruction #roundhouse #nightsky #hull #moon #wolfmoon #lunarcalendar #wolves @ Kingston upon Hull
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Path to main polytunnel cleared. ...

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Happy New Year from Constable Community Allotment!
After a relatively mild and dry Christmas period, the allotment has had chance to dry out after a very wet autumn.
New Year, new shoots - our green manure winter cover crops: mustard and Italian rye grass have germinated and are growing well next to the garlic (pictured).
Let's hope our crops and community continue to grow strongly in 2020!

#vegcities #hullvegcity #newyear #garlic #greenmanure #mustard #germinating @ Friends of Constable Street Field
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1 month ago

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Yuletide Greetings. ...

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If you thought we'd take the month off in December, you be wrong. This week we've been planting buckthorn trees for #butterflycity and continuing with digging the new pond. We've still got rainbow chard to pick and if you'd like a young buckthorn tree, we've got some left over in pots.

#hessleroad #hullallotment #brimstonebutterfly #pondbuilding #buckthorn #plantatree #pond #allotment #hull @ Friends of Constable Street Field
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In November we had the first frosts, but that didn't stop us being busy: Christmas crafts workshop, pond digging, strawberry wall building, butterfly city pick up and plenty of manure spreading. The rainbow chard is still cropping well, if anyone fancies picking a handful.

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#hessleroad #hullallotment #hullbutterflycity #butterflycity #roundhouse #strawberrywall #wildmushrooms #pondbuilding
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More work with pallet, strawberry walls. ...

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A frosty start this morning. ...

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Today, Saturday 30 Nov, as part of 'Hull Butterfly City', Constable Allotment will serve as a collection point for young Alder Buckthorn trees.

As they mature these trees will attract beautiful yellow Brimstone butterflies, which the project hopes will become more common across the city. Collection from 10am-4pm. We have 30 to give away, one per household, just tell us your postcode so distribution can be charted.

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It's feels like we've had weeks of almost constant rain, but NO puddles on our veg beds. That's one of the many benefits of no-dig gardening!
By not digging and allowing worms to tunnel and create a permeable soil, several inches of rain can be absorbed rather than puddling or running off.
It also means we have a bigger reserve of absorbed water in the ground for next season.

#vegcities #hullvegcity #nodig #nodiggardening #nodiggity #wetautumn #charlesdowding #permaculturedesign @ Kingston upon Hull
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50 peppers picked on Saturday!

...so now the big polytunnel is looking quite empty. Several children with their parents collecting young buckthorn trees for @hullbutterflycity have taken home a pepper as a bonus!

#vegcities #hullvegcity #growyourown #hullthy #pickapepper #pepper #hessleroad #pickyourown #hullallotment #eatthemtodefeatthem #vegpoweruk @vegpoweruk
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As part of 'Hull Butterfly City', Constable Allotment will serve as a collection point on Sat 23 and Sat 30 November, for young Alder Buckthorn trees.

As they mature these trees will attract beautiful yellow Brimstone butterflies, which the project hopes will become more common across the city. Collection from 10am-4pm. We have 30 to give away, one per household, just tell us your postcode so distribution can be charted.

www.facebook.com/hullbutterflycity/
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All this rain we've been having is helping the living roof on the roundhouse look lush and green. The succulent sedum plants we planted there, are good at soaking up water while it's wet and storing it for dry periods.

#sedum #livingroof #greenroof #rain #hessleroad #permaculture #roundhouse #ironage #ironagereconstruction #raindrops #rooftop #roof @ Friends of Constable Street
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Thanks to our friends Life & Loom Studio for running a successful and well-attended make-your-own Christmas cards/presents/decorations workshop last weekend. A good day to be indoors too!

#makeyourown #christmascrafts #homemadehristmas #homemadepresents #crafts #hull #workshop #hessleroad @constableallotment
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Adding a layer of well-rotted horse manure is something we do at this time of year. There's no need to dig it in, as that's a job the worms will do for us. Come the spring, the manure will be well combined with the soil.

#nodig #nodiggardening #horsemanure #vegcities #hullvegcity #manure #soilfertility #soil #soilhealth #worm #vermiculture @ Friends of Constable Street Field
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Pond and wetland area project started. ...

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Sowing mustard and green manure seed, donated by sowseeds.co.uk ...

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Frosty start this morning ...

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2 months ago

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More from a sunny autumnal Saturday ...

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A beautiful November morning at the allotment.

#November #hullallotment #allotment #hull #hessleroad #roundhouse #ironageroundhouse #greenroof #autumn #highviewpoint #vegetablegarden @ Friends of Constable Street Field
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