Plants for your plot

Courgette seedling 3 weeksThis weekend (the last of May 2015) courgette, squash, runner bean, and sweet corn plants will be available for planting out on your plots There will be an ongoing supply of plants

runner-beanPLEASE remember there are over 160 other growers and only take 2 courgette or squash plants and not more than 4 runner bean or sweetcorn plants.

sweetcornFor a constant supply of beans during the summer, you can sow beans straight onto your plot, so prolonging your crop.

Check how far apart to space your plants on the shed window or in the plant manual, or ask someone on duty.

Tessa

Protecting your crop

The next skill-sharing session will be on Sunday 31st of May, at 11am at the shed. We’ll talk about protecting seedling and crops against birds, butterflies, flies, slugs, etc. Please take note: if you have any electric wires (copper wires) going spare, don’t throw then away, but bring it to us! We’ll see how we can use them to protect climbing plants, courgettes and others veg against slugs.slug-sips-coffee

To see Mark’s report, click here.

Sophie

Important message!

The plants between the greenhouse and polytunnel ARE NOT READY FOR PLANTING they are ‘hardening off’ and are very vulnerable to late frosts, those ready for planting are in front of the polytunnel.

Tessa

2015-05-14 19.33.03We recently acquired these plastic tubs for all to use. They are especially useful for those who find it difficult to use a wheelbarrow.


2015-05-10 13.14.27Weeding

Tracy’s partner, Ian, recently brought his strimmer along and used it to cut the grass and weeds in the communal areas. He was very popular that day! Many thanks to Ian for all his hard work. He has also been growing champion leeks.

Juyna

Plant and seed news.

There is a selection of plants ready for planting out on your plot between the greenhouse and poly-tunnel. PLEASE remember when taking your plants, there are 160+ growers so only take 2 or 3 at a time, more will be available at regular intervals, and your crop will be all be ready to harvest at the same time. Check how far apart to plant them on the green shed window or in the planting manual.  A selection of seeds are also available at the back of the green shed and information posters on the windows and planting manual.

Tessa

Protecting your crop

The next skill-sharing session will be on Sunday 31st of May, at 11am at the shed. We’ll talk about protecting seedling and crops against birds, butterflies, flies, slugs, etc. Please take note: if you have any electric wires (copper wires) going spare, don’t throw then away, but bring it to us! We’ll see how we can use them to protect climbing plants, courgettes and others veg against slugs.slug-tumblr_mw32ytAnlg1qcdozto1_500

Please email me if you intend to come, and for any enquiries (training@grow-our-own.co.uk)

Sophie