Welcome to the Secret Garden South of Bobber's Mill Bridge in Nottingham

Welcome to Windmill Community Gardens, home of the Climate Friendly Gardeners Project.

We are a group of local people, who are nurturing a wonderful community garden in the heart of the city. You'll find us just South of Bobbersmill Bridge, on the allotment site at the South end of Ascot Road. The Gardens are a great place where anyone can come to find out more about growing their own food in a changing climate. We cater for all abilities and welcome any nationality or age group.

Why not come and join us?

Thursday 22 September 2011

Tidy up

This week, we're getting ready for all the visitors we will be having next week, so it's been mostly about tidying up.

Dan and Ellis spent some time moving our cut wood indoors as we plan to have a fire in the fire pit for the first time at our Harvest Celebration and we want to make sure it's as dry as possible.

Dan colects wood for the fire pit

Ellis collecting wood for the fire pit

John Nelson volunteered to run the strimmer for possibly the last time on site as we should be moving to using a scythe as part of our commitment to lower energy systems and techniques. He helped us tidy up some of our rough edges so things are looking nice and tidy.

John hoeing away at the rough edges

The brandywine tomatoes are looking amazing - bright golden orange and huge. They will be perfect for our session next week with Robert Shaw Primary, who will be visiting to make a pasta sauce with them. We also had a good harvest of courgettes, beans, baby corn, kohlrabi, spinach and chickpeas. The chickpeas are especially interesting as they have cropped really well, although we've had so little rain. This year has been about trying to use as little water as possible. Next year, we'll try different amounts of water on similar crops so we can see just how much is really necessary.

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