Thursday, 29 May 2014

May 29th - Digging, weeding and plant rescue

The butternut squash we planted have been eaten by snails and slugs!  Not even a tiny bit left, but most of the beans and sweetcorn have survived.  Some of the group went to the Garden Centre to buy a giant tub of slug killer, one that's good to use with edible plants.

We earthed up the potatoes, which have been growing really well in their new raised beds.

We're making more raised beds this year as a lot of the compost we dug into the soil last year was washed away with all the winter rain. The soil on the plot is heavy clay and needs lots of organic matter dug in to keep the plants happy.

We did some digging and weeding on the top plot and just made it down the hill before the rain came, for a welcome cuppa in the Community Building.

We planted some more seeds to grow on in the shed, Mignonette and Dianthus,  some flowers which we may be able to sell at the Lambeth Country Show, and chili, purple sprouting broccoli, pak choi and dwarf french beans.  We also tried to make a cage of netting to protect the cherry tree from hungry birds, but it didn't work as it was too windy.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

22 May 2014

We planned to have a barbecue on the plot
but it was raining on and off all day, so we stayed around the Community building.  We were still able to cook our food and enjoyed the first barbecue of the season.

Plenty of salad though none of it home grown yet!