Gardening clinic @ Beechcroft community allotments 26th July

Today at the Beechcroft community allotment site we set about pulling up some of the vegetables that had been too damaged by insects, luckily not too much though, a few cauliflowers here and there. One thing that amazed me about the site today was the amount of cropable stuff that had come through in peoples raised beds, there was an abundance of peas, beans, courgettes and a variety of different lettuces and salad crops. DCIM100MEDIAThis has occurred in part because, like the Red Lane where I work, residents on Beechcroft have now started harvesting rainwater on the site, which has made a lot of difference to peoples ability to grow and produce their own fruit and vegetables on the site.

Sharing

One of the things I really love about community gardening is the fact that once you actually get people together on site there seems to be a culture of sharing, today, one of the older growers shared his Swede and lettuce seedlings with other growers on the site becuase he has sown too many, this might not have happened out of the allotment site, but I have known this sharing thing to happen a lot when people are on site.

Pictures from around the site

I have seldom shared many of the pictures of the different sites that I work on, usually just one or two that add to the narrative of the blog, so here are some pictures I took whilst wondering around the site.

these are the French beans we planted out much earlier in the month

these are the French beans we planted out much earlier in the month

Onions ready for pulling

Onions ready for pulling

Carol and Sarah growing their herbs in containers.

Carol and Sarah growing their herbs in containers.

Courgettes are doing very well this year at the different sites I work at.

Courgettes are doing very well this year at the different sites I work at.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

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