Sunday, February 20, 2011

A small but happy crew ...

We were a small, yet happy AND productive crew at the gardens for our working bee on 12 February. The rain tended to keep the punters away but we found, once we started getting our hands dirty, that the rain itself stayed away – at least until right at the end when it was most welcome. Nothing like a good soaking rain on new seedlings!

Our primary tasks for the day included refreshing and planting out two of the raised garden beds. The first we planted out with lettuce seedlings, chilli plants and coriander seeds. The next we refreshed by building it up ‘no-dig’ style; the manner we used to create the beds in the first instance. This bed we planted out with an assortment of herbs – all of which will now be much easier to harvest. We also planted perennials amongst the fruit trees; these not only look good but will also attract pollinators, such as bees, into the garden.

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