Monday, 27 September 2010

Mud, mud and potatoes

Noel and Janet were the first to brave the mud and unearthed a super crop of potatoes before the rest of us arrived. We harvested celery, spinach, squash, beetroot and courgettes and moved the raspberrise to the plot where the potatoes were. The Jerusalem Artichoke looks very unhappy after its move so let's hope it recovers.
We shall soon have bare earth again and will be looking for ideas and or manure!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Cloddygate raspberries and more!

Collected 7 Autumn fruiting raspberries, 3 blackcurrant bushes . 4 caulifower plants, 1 Jerusalem artichoke and four tender leaved broccoli this morning. Thank you to Cloddygate Farm!
Did a quick prune and heeling in of the bushes and planted the other plants. The bushes are in the school plot and the beetroot plot temporarily.
Jobs that need doing , in the next few weeks ,I think are ;
Harvesting the potatoes, beetroot, spinach, celery, green beans, sweet corn and squash and the last few courgettes
Pruning the old stems from the raspberries
Planting the bushes in more permanent positions
Tidying and harvesting from the herb spiral
Collecting leaves for the compost.
I shall go next on Sunday after The Ramblers so probabaly about 3 pm if anyone is about.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Mid week gardeners

Yesterday I met April who is a midweek community gardeners, she walks her dog through the garden and at the same time collects litter and keeps an eye on the garden. She was concerned over the lack of water in the summer and was tempted to bring some from her house. Great idea as we rely on just three water butts! She will help herself to the veg as it is ready and will also mention this to another friend who also enjoys walking through. Brilliant it is being used!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Well the slugs are happy, or is it the birds who tucked into the lettuce seedlings. Any ideas? We are going to put some garlic in to see if that deters them.
The beetroot is ready to pick and so is the celery if any one wants to collect some. You can go any time after four in the afternoon or at the week end and then let us know what you think. The celery has a strong taste, really good.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sunday 5th September

Here is the converted box/cold frame/spooky looking bed! before I modified it this week, the tubs of lettuce and radish seeds that sit inside seem to like the little
micro climate and have come on well in a week. Maggie planted some lettuce seedlings in the lettuce bed and generally tidied up,watered and harvested the plots.
The Louth Leader photographer arrived and took some photos for the community section, which could be in next weeks paper, which hopefully will encourage some more visitors to the site.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


It's September and still new seeds are pushing their way through, tasted the spinach tonight mmmm delicious. I like the deep bed James it looks big enough to climb in!