Nice sunny day today, quite warm too for a change…
We began the day by checking how the plants in the potting shed were getting along – they look pretty good as you can see – some ready to plant out! (Especially the sweetcorn…)
We started by planting the pumpkins and courgettes we had grown from seed (and brought a few from the shop) in the pumpkin patch (no photo yet!) using plastic bottles for protection.
Here on the left is one of the team helping to build the wooden compost bin we were given when we started the project.
It will be situated near the raised beds so any weeds and grass cuttings can be composted straight away without having to go all the way to the top of the allotment.
… and here on the right is one of the new members planting some potatoes into the ground – its a bit late for them but we are going to give them a go.
They should be a good second crop to the first we planted out a few weeks before.
Also, we created and used a patch by the raised beds to prepare a bed for the sweetcorn we brought the week before from the local garden shop on Croxted Road.
As you can see from the next few photographs, we cleared the space, then set about making holes for the sweetcorn, ensuring to fill each hole with a small amount of water and compost, and finally the plant.
The last photograph shows us firming the plant in, so it’s roots make good contact with the soil and the plant stays upright.
And last but not least – here’s a photograph of all the members of the project together at last! The first time we were all there!