Garden Club have been busy preparing and planting some of the beds at the allotment. Cabbages and Broccoli are in as are Runner Beans, French Beans and Spring Onions.As you can see our Gooseberries and Strawberries are beginning to ripen.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Easter at the Allotment
|A Successful Team|
Lots of staff and helpers came to work on the new allotment during the holiday.Luckily the sun shone and with alot of hard work we completed our tasks.
It took a while to work out the instructions for the
fruit cage but with a team effort it was complete in 3 hours.
After 5 hours all the raised beds were made and in place, the first digging was complete and the fruit cage was in place. Now we need to double dig the new beds before we start to plant some of our seedlings and sow seeds directly into the ground. We can't wait to get going.
|The allotment so far|
Saturday, 5 April 2014
When the beds were ready we started to plant. We had to dig the hole to the right depth, fork the soil in the hole to make sure the roots can grow properly and then added some compost to help add nutrients. Finally, we put the plants in, pushed the soil down so they are secure and watered them.
We now have rhubarb, strawberries, gooseberry bushes, red currents and black currents.