Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday catch up - new gardeners!

It was all go today at the garden, not least with the two new gardeners who will be working at the People's Garden for the next six months - so its welcome to Sean and Lawrence:

Today we thought we wouldn't have much to take up to the community shop what with this being the last of the runner beans:

But in the end we took up lots of tomatoes, as well as cucumbers, courgettes, beetroot, and even some strawberries and parsley - enough that it took two people to carry it all up there.

Harvesting beetroot:

In the meantime Rick has been sorting out the rotation for the garden (if you are visiting, you can see his plan in the cabin), which is timely given the very large pile of muck now waiting to be spread!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Friday catch up - tomatoes

Both last week and this week there was produce for the community shop - mostly tomatoes this week. They also needed the leaves with blight removing and some of the more dodgy looking fruit. Also this week potting on, including brassica and more weeding of the dreaded mares tail:

Orange and Purple

I thought you might like to see some of the amazing things flowering in the People's Garden today:

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Friday catch up - harvesting

There was lots to be harvested this week, and not just food! While we all admired the cauliflowers and a very yummy looking selection of other vegetables harvested this week, some of the flowers have been producing their own harvest in seeds.
Work on the compost heap meant a harvest of compost for the garden and room for the barrow loads of weeds we uprooted from around the brassicas!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Awareness morning at Monmouth court

It was all action on Tuesday as we had the chance to be neighbourly at Monmouth court, who were holding an Alzheimer's awareness morning:

In true wacky racer style a variety of transport could be seen going round and round the car park, including wheel chairs, bicycles, a radio controlled car, ride on mower and our own trusty wheel barrow:

Susannah even managed to find a home for the produce with Monmouth courts' chef!