This was a very informative training session. John, the trainer, was very knowledgeable and provided technical information on determining soil type (it was interesting to compare the sandy soil from Bluebell to the more fertile mix at Marlpit), identifying annual and perennial weeds, using compost, etc. Then came some practical activities – demonstrations of digging and using a rake to prepare soil for planting.
As well as Grow Our Own members from Bluebell and Marlpit there were other participants with their own allotments or gardens so there was lots of variation and interesting questions.
It was a cold day so the hot drinks and tasty refreshments were very welcome and appreciated by all. A morning well spent.