A real mixed bag of a work day today on this the third day of the Sown in Bolton project. The morning began with a good soaking as I struggled to plant on a few bits and pieces in the UCAN centres Yarden, on two occasions having to retreat to the shed because of the rain.
Then came the three ton delivery of organic compost that was skillfully dropped behind the New Lane UCAN centre, this compost will be barrowed round the estate to fill raised beds and large salad pots in our growers gardens next week when the weather has hopefully perked up a little.
It wasn’t long before it started to rain again, so me and Mark Walmsley, one of our growers from the project went into town to buy gardening resources for the project, and also to pick up a grant award from Irwell Valley Housing Association to help towards the cost of the project. After that I went home and continued potting on and sowing seedlings until once it again, it began to rain.