Friday 26th March
what an exciting week its been at plot 33! today Anne finished digging over bed 5 and planted all the first early potatoes, while continued to potter around the plot weeding the other beds and having a bit of a tidy up (resting up and taking it easy is sooooo difficult).
earlier in the week while sorting out the spare cardboard in the greenhouse I checked on our hot bed experiment unfortunately its not been a complete success the heap has quickly cooled ( i think the manure wasn't fresh enough) it has rotted down more than the rest of the muck we have and retained enough warmth to be an ideal house for what looked like a field vole who scuttled around the greenhouse before disappearing off into the wild. We decided to move the heap outside to our new designated composting area just behind the greenhouse incase it came back to nest. Started adding non cooked left overs that we are collecting every Friday from B'arts Bread in Common free food scheme.
We ended the week by planting the oregano moved from bed 4 in its new position next to the lemon balm and rhubarb all in all the plot is looking really good as long as you dont look past the greenhouse!
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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