What a beautiful sunny day Monday was! With the sun on your back it certainly didn't feel like February. The ground was really wet so we couldn't really dig, hopefully that's for Friday, but we did do lots of bits and pieces. We are wheedling out compost, soil, rotted material etc. from various weed filled containers (a barrel, couple of wheel barrows etc.) we've found around the plot. We used this to start covering the cardboard on our 'no dig' bed experiment. It just looks so much better. This freed the barrel up to put over the rhubarb - to force it (make it grow quicker in my language) and the wheel barrows to use as planters at some point.
We removed all the rotting logs that were edging some of the beds. A load to go to the dump, but could we create a bug hotel with some of them? Our next big task is to clear and single dig one of the beds......a bit of an experiment to see how it compares to the 'no dig' ...time will tell.
We basked in the sun with our cup of tea. We planted more seeds to propagate in the greenhouse: broad beans and sweet peas. We also sprinkled the flower bed that Rachel has beautifully dug over in last few sessions with a wild flower combination...fingers crossed!
Oh and here is our resident robin!
Greening Stoke is a project run in partnership between Festival Stoke and Letting in the Light. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent.
We are started this adventure in January 2021 in the middle of a national lockdown. Gradually, as things begin to open up, close down and then open up again, Rachel and Anne abided by all the Covid-19 Government guidance, worked in a socially distanced way, to prepare and maintain Plot 33 so that they were eventually able to invite the community to work with them.
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