|Ta da! Chris is thrilled with his newly sprouted broad beans|
raised beds really make a difference for folk with bad backs or trouble bending. Helen bravely tackled the weeds in the herb garden which seem to be enjoying the plot more than we'd hoped, although thanks to efforts like hers, the herbs are still winning the battle.
Rosy planting potatoes
Newly completed potato bed
Pink Lady - Helen weeding in the herb garden
In the polytunnel (a very popular place in this weather!), Ellis and Phillipa planted Helen's tomatoes, then Rosy planted a living mulch of lettuce and basil seedlings around them. Dan and Ellis also used the warm space to pot on some French and Runner beans for planting out once the weather improves.
|Ellis and Philippa planting tomato plants in the polytunnel|
Rosy appearing surprised by the plants
Dan and Ellis with their little beany friends
Ellis constructing a new house for the robins
One of the most novel creations of the day had to be the strawberry cone! This is the answer to "What do you do at a community allotment when someone dumps a damaged traffic cone in your hedge?", and involved cutting holes into a traffic cone, turning this upside down and filling it with strawberry plants and soil. We topped it off with a funnel made from a plastic bottle to make watering easier. It should be quite a sight once it gets growing... and also rather tasty!
|Rosy and Tracey battling to construct an amazing traffic cone strawberry planter|