April 2010

Added by Admin on 28 April 2010

We have been very busy in the community garden this month.
We celebrated Easter with 'guess the egg game' and our traditional Easter egg hunt for the children who joined us in the holidays.
We have been donated a fantastic oak bench, made from local oak at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Jon Robbins, has kindly donated it to the garden in memory of his wife Kerin, who was dedicated to environmental and local causes. We are deeply grateful for his kindness, and expertise in putting together and placing the bench at the garden.
In the garden, the children picked daffodils and shared them out. We raked the roots bed and sowed the parsnips and carrots. We weeded the asparagus and strawberry bed and planted more asparagus.We weeded and spread muck on potato beds and dug it in. We dug trenches, added organic potato fertiliser and more muck and planted, Orla, Colleen, Remarka, and Sarpo Mira.
We raked more of the root bed and then sowed the carrots.
The children went on slug and snail hunts and helped with the potatoes, and picking. Weeding is starting in earnest!
Harvest this month includes, curly kale, ragged kale, purple sprouting broccoli, romanesco broccoli, daffodils, rhubarb, giant winter spinach, mustard greens, oriental greens and corn salad.
We have been enjoying soup made from the last of the leeks (leek and potato soup), and parsnips (curried parsnip soup).

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