Jess says we are really gardening now.
We had great success with everything last year. This year we are finding a few little issues. So for example BEANS. Here in 8-10F we have planted beans. Poor growth. We have inter-sewn some new beans.
It could be poor seeds but we don’t think so. We will have to keep an eye on this patch. We will rotate as soon as this crop is done.
We are trying to get the school garden going. It’s going well. We hope to move things forward to the point where the garden really acts as a community garden based in the school. The Blog post below just starts introducing that idea. It is potentially very much a part of our ability to feed ourselves. If a swapping node exists at the school next door we can benefit from swapping what we might have in excess for anything else that may be shared by our extended community.
It may not be the most exciting thing but…… emails are important. The Somers School Garden communications strategy (if you can call it such a thing) is based on making info freely available via: This website; http://www.SomersSchoolGarden.wordpress.com Instagram; @SomersSchoolGarden Twitter; @SomSchooGarden Actual human face to face meet ups! This means the WORKING BEE (once a […]
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Jess and I both put a bit of effort into the local school garden and I write all the stuff on the blog, twitter, instagram etc
So every now and again we will re-blog some of the details of what we are doing over there.
I don’t think of them as seperate things. I hope to develop the School Garden into a sort of Community Garden where it can be a meeting point for people involved in growing healthy food locally.
Here is a post for next weekends Working Bee. That’s where Jess and I will be.
Working Bee at the Somers School Garden NEXT SUNDAY 13.8.17 09:00 to 13:00 THERE WILL BE TEA
via Working Bee THIS Weekend. 13.8.17 — Somers School Garden
We managed to get a bunch of other little jobs done today.
Weeding and mulching.
For some reason one small path of Beetroot just didn’t get going.
No matter. Chook food.
And now the last of the onions;
Doug got his little bit of OCD therapy today. Cross Path number 6. Only 1 to go!
Irrigation piping buried in the woodchips.
So we were given a load of spuds and we got them in today.
We filled the north west corner of the plot for the second time. That area will need a rest after this.
Jess and I had two different methods for planting because she knew what she was doing and I wasn’t paying attention. Thus it is now a Brady V Lynch Spud-off! See below for the demarcation line, aka “the 32nd parallel”.
New Onion seedlings. 12 EF
After trips away and a million other things the little stories of the garden dried up while the weather did the opposite. It’s soggy. It is not actually raining much, just regular drizzles and stuff. The dam is not filling. Not enough for that.
We got stuck into the north end. Jess had done a huge amount of work while I was away and just a few hours got a large area weeded, tilled, planted with green manure seed, lucerne mulched and covered. This corresponds to 28-30 BCD and 31-36 ABCD.
We lost almost all of our last cabbage seedling to slugs we think. So we had to plant more. It was more like a re-sew than an interplanting. I’m guessing they tasted quite good from a slugs point of view.