More volunteers doing work in the garden

We were in the garden for a couple of hours last Sunday to coincide with the Ruskin Park Community Harvest day.

Lots of people came along to the park to get involved in the activities, and visitors came to look around our garden and find out more about what we do.

It's great to have new volunteers in the garden

It’s great to have new volunteers in the garden

Thanks to everyone who popped in!

We have had some new volunteers involved in the garden recently, who have taken responsibility for looking after their own beds.

So far they have planted cauliflower, salad leaves, onions, parsnips, carrots, herbs and chard.

Raking over a bed to get ready for planting

Raking over a bed to get ready for planting

It’s meant that more people are working the beds in the garden, which is a good thing.

In the community beds we’ve planted onions and garlic, and are still harvesting our potatoes. On Sunday we gave up on the hope that our remaining tomatoes would ripen, and harvested the last of them.

Green chutney here we come!

Cutting back the willow tree to let more light to the beds

Cutting back the willow tree to let more light to the beds

We also cut back the willow tree, which means one of our beds is not completely overshadowed by branches and it’s a lot easier to see what we are doing.

We harvested some potatoes, and planted more garlic.

In coming weeks we’ll be planting out broad beans and peas for overwintering, plus digging over the beds, weeding, and aerating the soil to get ready for planting.

Everyone is welcome to come along and help out, and share in our harvest.

We will be in the garden on Saturday 6 October from 12 noon until 2pm, and again on Sunday 14 October from 11am until 1pm. It would be great to see you there!

 

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