Monday 26th April
Its been a glorious start the week the sun is shining and the birds are singing here on plot 33. I started the week by watering everything (well almost everything) as we've not had much rain in a while. I go for the a really good drenching when I remember method on young plant in the ground rather than little and often. This helps the roots to develop and spread in search of water in turn creating stronger plants. So I set about watering in the greenhouse and the pots hardening off outside ready for planting out, then on to the Broad beans, onions, shallots garlic newly planted out in bed 4. The rhubarb and potatoes didn't get a drop they don't need it yet (and we are forecast rain this week) although on inspecting the potato bed first signs of life are beginning to appear
Weeding was just a quick hoe over the beds but i have discovered a bit of bind weed around the plot this beautiful flower is one of the biggest garden thugs ever as it will regrow from a tiny bit of root into a giant that smothers anything in its path. im a little surprised we have it as i'd not noticed any evidence when we took on the plot. vigilance is the best tool when trying to get rid dig every bit up as and when you see it don't leave it till next time you go to the plot as its a fast grower and any leaves will feed those fleshy white roots that are hard to kill.
last job for the day was prepping some of the wood from the shed removing nails and cutting to size ready to build into a compost bin
for more information about National Gardening Week go to https://www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/national-gardening-week/
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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