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?

Monday 18 August 2014

About Jam Time Again!

After some dodgy weather last week, we had a great day's harvesting today. It was perfect sunny weather with a light breeze. Just as well, since we welcomed some local folk to come and make bread and jam with us from scratch, and doing that in a gale isn't so much fun!

We also got on with harvesting lots of yummy stuff, and some weird things too. Every year, the tomatoes surprise us, and this year we seem to have a few alien spaceships arriving on site...

The aliens have landed...

One of the harvests was potatoes that we grew in tyres. The long dry spells make it difficult to keep these moist enough, because the leaves tend to deflect the rain when they are grown in a tub. Desiree potatoes seem to work best for this, certainly they don't wilt like other varieties, and as Chris found, they produced a decent crop.
Chris with his Desiree.

We're pleased to report that the clay oven behaved beautifully, and that the bread tasted great with the freshly-made plum jam.

Birgitte enjoys the fruits and bread of her labour

It was also great to see Mac, who visited for some ideas for setting up a community allotment, and did a great job helping out. Hope to see you all again soon.

Some of today's harvest

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