Breightmet Food Hub: Overwintering crops

As I mentioned in last weeks post the gardening season is coming to an end in some ways, but not here, we already planted over wintering garlic and onions in some of the beds, this week its the turn of overwintering broad beans, apart from being a great early crop in 2016 they also fix nitrogen into the soil which will make itself available to the main summer crops next year.

Not wanting to waste any space so as to maximise our yield to help feed the needy on the estate we sowed around a hundred broad beans, and planted on some Kale which will quite happily grew through the winter providing much needed greens and nutrition during the cold and dark days.

Just before Lunch I also had a meeting with Pearl the public Health worker about using some of the produce as a way of showing people on the estate how cook healthy tasty soups, I will also be running a session along side the soup making session where I will showing residents how to pickle beetroot.

Steve

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