Most of the plot is now divided into mini-plots, with individuals each taking responsibility for a numbered mini-plot. 'Garden together' events, where as many members as possible come along are posted on the website regularly. Large tools are provided but please bring your own small trowel, fork and gloves. If you are interested in having a mini-plot, please register on the website and post a comment with your enquiry.
Location: Queens Park London Kingswood Ave NW6 6SG
Latest Activity: May 30, 2022
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Thank you maggie for all your help in this group, we are learning a lot...
The Saturday group planted 36 seed potatoes - a number of different varieties, some of them unknown, so we shall see what comes out of the ground ...
We planted them through holes in cardboard and thought of four reasons for doing this, rather than putting the potatoes into the ground and leaving it uncovered. Anyone want to guess (or remember ...) what the reasons were?
We weeded and dug and measured worms as well, with the help of the younger group members.
Next Wednesday at 2.00, we will be making the two runner bean wigwams. Here's hoping it's a beautiful day like today!
was good fun, got a nice bit of a work out getting some dead plants out of the ground!
nice to meet everyone, see you sat, will bring potatoes :)
6 large gardeners and one small gardener started the veg growing year in the raised beds today. We had great day - lovely spring weather and the excitement of putting the different seeds in the earth. We planted:
spring onion 'Furio' (red)
lettuce 'Salad Bowl'
mizuna (a spicy salad leaf)
On Saturday, we will be planting some seed potatoes.
We have decided to hold a competition between 'Pole Star', a red-flowering runner bean and 'White Lady', a white-flowering variety. Which will taste better? Which will be more tender? Which will produce more beans? Two members took home the bean seeds to start them off in pots.
Archie started digging over the triangle bed for 'Living Medicine' to plant up later with healing herbs and flowers.
The park keepers were very helpful and the cafe have agreed to collect their coffee grounds on the days we are going up. We will use them to feed the plants and help to deter slugs.
We are meeting again this coming Saturday at 11.00. If you couldn't come today, we hope to see you then. Maggie
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