Another good days gardening down in the Couryard at Bolton Steps HQ. Today the growers sowed rainbow chard seeds, winter lettuce and American Land cress into pots, and any other containers we could find that were able to hold soil. for our seed sowing We used up the remainder of the coir and mixed it with the last quarter back of compost. For the remainder of the session we built a new growering area from lengths of plastic drain pipe resting on some old bread trays, our up cycling is something that really gets our growers excited as it is something that enables them use their creativity to find solutions for the small problems and obstacles that we face on the project. Towards the end the session we did some sheet mulching in some of the soil filled trays using spent organic matter, and cardboard, these new growing spaces were then used to pot on some Purple Kale, and hardy winter lettuce. All in all a good day, some great interacting and teamwork, some good laughs and a lot of work and progress made.
Our work next week
There is little in the way of seed sowing that can be done at this time of the year that we haven’t already done. so next weeks work will concentrate on making reased beds and planters from whatever wood we happen to find during the next seven days before we meet again.