Volunteering Sunday 29th April 2012

There are plenty of jobs waiting to be done this coming Sunday.  If it’s fine, or in gaps between showers, there are:

  • rough areas at the end of allotments to be brought into use
  • guttering on sheds to be fixed
  • paths to be tidied

There are also inside tasks:

  • the beds in the poly tunnel need attention
  • the floor of the greenhouse needs gravel laid
  • a start can be made on painting wood for labels

So come for an hour or two, or longer, and help make GO2 run smoothly.  If you can’t come on Sunday but want to do your bit at a time that suits you then let us know.  There are jobs waiting for volunteers that only take ten minutes – watering in the greenhouse – and ones that take longer – mowing the grass under the apple tree.


Seeds and plants available

There are main-crop seed potatoes, Lady Balfour and Valor, and red onions ready to be planted.  Beetroot, carrots, spinach, red chard… the list of what can now be sown is long and, as usual, there will be seeds and advice available in the hut.  There are also salad plants, lettuce, mibuna and mizuna ready for planting.

Mahesh’s second workshop will take place on Sunday week. Details below:

Growing Soft Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs:

A  Practical Workshop for Beginners

Workshop 2: Weeds – Sunday 6th of May at 11 am


  1. What is a weed? Distinction between weed and crop?
  2. How to identify weeds? Good weed, bad weed, edible weed…; annual weed, perennial weed
  3. How to control weeds? How to protect our crop from weeds?

Note: Workshop to take place on Bluebell South allotments on first Sunday of each month at 11 am, and is open to all GO2 and Growing at Home members. Space is limited to 10 people.

To book a place, e-mail: sustainable@talktalk.net