Thursday 10th May – Seed planting, shelter, saws and mud…

Up at the plot today, straight away as there was no rain! Just grey skies…

Firstly, we bumped into the new community building at Rosendale Road Allotments which is in the process of being built:

The new community building in the process of being built

Then upward, up to the allotment; today was the first day for 4 weeks that we felt comfortable to venture straight to the plot and work without the fear we would have to stop re: rain – as our new shelter (an old gazebo from Rathbone) would keep us dry if it did rain at all.

The new shelter in case of rain…

We continued with our planting from the previous week (in which we only planted a few tomatoes) and planted in propagators – we had brought the seeds the week before, and managed to almost fill the propagators ready for planting out in a few weeks…

Searching and choosing the seeds to plant in the propagators

We planted pea’s, broad beans, sweetcorn, watermelon, okra, cucumber, marrow,  some salad and mustard!

While some of us planted seeds, some of us laid some wood down for a temporary working surface under the shelter…

… and others found metal on the site to clear which is being collected for recycling later next week…

… and others helped to clear some more grass from the plot!

Quite a busy day, with a new staff member joining us and a couple of new people joining the group, but at least we managed to stay up at the plot for the whole session

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