Monday, 14 May 2012

Planting of raised beds

This is the first post of The Wonky Prong!! 
(otherwise more sensibly known as the Crossfields foot growing project)

Over the last couple of months the raised beds were built next to the Sue Godfrey community garden with the help of the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency, and then filled with soil using funding from Capital Growth.

Last Saturday (12th May) the timber raised beds, pots along the boundary and narrow bed along the chain link fence were planted with a mixture of different plants and seeds including: potatoes, marrows, tomatoes, peppers, swiss chard, mangetout peas, walking stick cabbage, carrots, wild rocket, dill, coriander, chamomile, thyme, rosemary, runner beans and raspberry!

Anyone can join the group, and then we all get to enjoy the produce, so drop me a line if you'd like to get involved.

Things that it would be great to do next include:
- Buy a water butt to avoid endless trips back and forth with small watering cans, and possibly link to a drain of the adjacent shed roof
- Re-build the compost bin
- Build some benches and a table
- Weed the Sue Godfrey community garden
- Buy or make a new gate for the Sue Godfrey community garden

These are just my ideas, so let me know if there's anything else you think would be a good idea, or would like to grow.

In future I'll post any dates of when we're planning on doing stuff on this blog.


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