Community Roots project update Nov 4th

For the last couple of weeks at our site in Southfields we have been busy planting garlic and overwinter onions in our raised beds, this is something that it always worthwhile doing due to the fact that we get an early onion crop and healthy sizable bulbs of garlic, grown in raised bed that would have otherwise remained empty over the winter.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA we have also cleared some beds of spent plants and husks from this years growing season which has gone straight into our new Hugel beds for next year. The mild weather we have been having as enabled us to continue harvesting nasturtiums for their seed, and has meant that we have been able to leave our corn in the ground until the latter end of October which has resulted in a plentiful supply of healthy corn cobs for the table. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur other tasks as we move towards the dark of winter has been to carefully and painstakingly save seeds from our wild flower area at the bottom of the site, these seeds will then be used to expand on the wildflower area during the growing season of 2015, and in these hard and harsh times of manufactured economic austerity, will also save us money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

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