|Komala with her seeds. Joyce already thinking
about what to cook them with...
|New volunteer Brian
Hassan and Martin got to work to weed through the hugelkultur bed, and the area by the strawberry arc, then Hassan planted them up with squash and pumpkin. Joyce, Dean and Mark planted a living mulch of lettuce on the high pumpkin bed. Tracey brought plants for the pond and at the end of the session, managed to get them in without getting wet from the pond, though the heavens opened, so she got wet from the rain instead!
|Joyce and Komala prepare the seed bed for the saag
|Lunch in the polytunnel.
Hassan tried an experiment with mycelium powder. This is normally sold as "root grow". We've used it before in the fruit cage, when we planted our bushes, but now we're trying it with annual plants. The powder contains fungal spores to help plants develop a fungal root system that links with their own one, and gives them a much greater area to gather moisture and food.
|Remove plant from pot and moisten roots.
|Dip plant in root-grow medium
|Some of the granules will stick to the plant,
and will inoculate the roots with fungal spores.
|Hassan taking a break after planting squash