It's nice to grow things that others will enjoy. Sow some sunflowers - they make people smile and the birds will enjoy the seeds”
The best site for outdoor tomatoes is about one foot away from a sunny fence or wall. If you don't have this, try growing baby tomatoes in a hanging basket. Watch out for slugs and snails - copper rings are good for stopping them.
Welcome to Appleton Allotments and my website.
I know its unusual, a website by a scarecrow, but I can't scare, so I study the allotmenteers, their plots, and the moon.
There are five allotmenteers; The Director - on whose plot I stand, Mr S - who knows all about Scaring Pests, Mabel - who bakes cakes for everyone and you can find her recipes in Mabel's Recipes, Duffus the plumber - who knows how to make worm hotels (see Children's Page) and Gary - but you'll have to press the Appleton Allotment signpost to find out more about him - he doesn't understand about scarecrows.
Under Plot Update, you'll find all the current news, moon considerations for planting and top tips - only the allotmenteers don't always agree on these.
I'm the only scarecrow on the plot, and I don't mind, only sometimes it's nice to have company; so if you've a question, or would just like to say hello, please do email me in Contacts.
Alongside the Orchards
By the pond
Under the sky