Monday 21 June 2010

Summer solstice surprise!

 Look what we found on Sunday! we hadn't realised we had a cauli among the cabbages.  

We also planted out some peppers and made a cloche, then used the remainder of the bed to plant out the runner beans. We made a bunny proof screen with the salvaged plastic matting we found when we first started on the site. 

The first strawberries were consumed, very tasty they were too!

Here's a photo of the broad beans being planted in March
And here they are now!
Quite a transformation!

Hope to see you for the "Music in the Garden" event during Louth Music Festival Week. We shall be at the garden from 3pm on Sunday the 4th July, so come and join us to share in a musical celebration of the garden and all of the lovely produce that's growing there. Please bring food & drink to share, and we shall make something nutritious and (hopefully) delicious from any crop that's ready for harvest!

Monday 14 June 2010

13th June A Shed Tea Party

It rained, the magic water butt overflowed, Noel wrestled with his sign of the century in the making, Anisha ( back from Mexico and wonderful to see) found the baby leeks and rescued them from the weeds, Janet filled many wheelbarrows to finish yet another deep bed and Eddie and Maggie put the world and the shed in order with conversation and a big tidy!
So finally a little bedraggled we celebrated in the dryness of the shed with tea and biscuits before James and Alison came to give support. Runner beans are ready to plant out and more seeds and plants to put in next week when the eco club join us to make another bed with the last of the wood. Plans are under way for a Music Festival Celebration in the evening of July 6th in the garden with our salad crops to share, more info on the way.

Sunday 6 June 2010

Overflowing water butts

After the deluge last night no need to water the garden today!
The broad beans are nearly over the top of the rabbit fence! they look magnificent don't they?

We filled the empty bed with top soil and performed some weeding around the onions and shallots. The potatoes are thriving and some of the lettuce are ready for harvest.
The peas are coming on nicely too.

For those of you who have received the latest Yellow Pages, check out page 9!
Eagle eyed Eddie spotted some familiar faces lurking at the bottom of the page!