Three hours hard work in the sun this morning saw some serious progress at the Garden with rows of tomatoes, cucumbers and celery amongst other vegetables set out in rows.
We also started sowing giant pumpkin seeds for our annual youth pumpkin competition – the two little girls in pink are proud custodians of a seed each. Will they win?
We will be having another planting session on Wednesday afternoon from 4pm if you would like to join us … please come, the beneficiaries of meals-on-wheels and local food banks will be grateful for your efforts.
Planting tomatoes undeer weed-suppressing covers
Tilling another row
Preparing the tomatoe rows for planting
Pumpkin competitors – the seed goes in
Setting out some cucumbers
More pumpkin competitors
Pumpkin planting tomorrow
(and other good things – please come and help for an hour)
We would would welcome your help for an hour or so tomorrow morning at the Garden any time from 9am onwards … this is an important day in our calendar when we will be planting:
and seeds for the Youth Giant Pumpkin Competition
… students from the school came along today to continue the task of preparing the site. Thanks to those who came along.
A meeting of the Gardeners is scheduled for 19:30h at Fritz on Tuesday 17 May … any supporters are welcome and come and share their thoughts.
Our thanks to the more than a dozen gardeners who came to the Garden at Fritz this morning and worked hard to get the ground ready for this years plantings. In fact we successfully sowed the first rows of beans today …
Mountains of rocks were cleared, barrowloads of dandelions dug out and a lot of fun had by all. Come and join us next Saturday for our next working party that will include clearing the site for the youth giant pumpkin competition, the sowing of seeds part of which will be the week after.
Our gardening season for 2016 started last Saturday 7 May with a determined effort to till the soil and start laying it out for rows of vegetables destined for local food banks and the meals-on-wheels service.
Planning the layout in detail
Putting our backs into it
Sometimes you just have to bring in the heavy guns …