A Welcome Message From the Team

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Our Plot

The allotment in snowy weather

Welcome to the website for the King Edward VI Camp Hill Boys Allotment Club. This is a lunchtime pupil club, working on the allotment behind the Biology lab.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to this site and perhaps even join as a result.

On behalf of all of the allotment club team, I would like to thank Mrs Mpofu and Mr Holland for their amazing supportive attitude towards the club, and anyone who, whether through funding or support, has helped to make this club possible. I would also like to thank the entire allotment club team, for shaping our allotment and the club into what it is now.


Chickens 2012!

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After much waiting around while eggs went round and round in the incubator at 36.5 degrees, five of the seven eggs have hatched!

Not particularly satisfied with last year’s meagre sandwich, Mr Roden has put in a special request for a Jalfrezi. The first hatchling was destined to this end from birth, having been named… Jalfrezi.
None of the other names are certain yet, but the Earl of Sandwich seems a popular suggestion.

Finally, Matt Else’s ChickenCam is back online, this time at justin.tv/matthewelse.

Will hopefully post soon,


Update: Allotment & Site

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The allotment is going well, and we are in the process of considering the installation of a video linked bird feeder. There currently is an [empty] bird house, which could be linked to a LiveStream [it has an USB connection], but we are hoping for more luck with the feeder. However, we may not be able to stream it beyond the projector, as we are not currently in the possession of an AV?+Power? to USB adaptor.

Also, we are looking for more writers for the website, as, as you have seen, there are few posts, and they are somewhat irregular. If you are interested, please comment below.

Robocode Competition

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As many of you may know, Mr Pitt of the KECHB ICT department is running a RoboCode competition. This is a video he has shared on YouTube, which shows the first week robots competing.


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We’ve been away from the blog for a long time, but we are proud to announce that we will be attempting to post a constant stream of posts about exciting new updates about the reformation of beds etc.

See you soon, may your spades stay sharp!

Update: This Week

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This week, we are beginning to put cloches on the vegetables that we are planning to overwinter, and we have harvested some of the cabbages. Unfortunately, some of the squashes have rotted, so we now have none left. We hope you are all having a good week.

October Update

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It’s been a long time with no updates, apologies for that.
Anyway, the potatoes were harvested successfully, and the parsnips are planted out for the winter. Someof the squashes have roted away, but the rest seem alright.
In other news, we were burgled during the summer, and they took all our tools, the good wheelbarrow and the wheel of the other wheelbarrow. We now have some new tools, thanks to Mrs Mpofu, and the greenhouse has a padlock.

Will try to post another update soon,

September Update.

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You will be pleased to know that the chickens are doing well, and have grown rapidly.

We are also in the progress of tidying the allotment after the holidays, as many weeds have grown. We have kindly been donated some parsnip seedlings, which will be planted once the weeds are removed.

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