Little Green Fingers……….Gospel Oak school’s gardening club

Week 30: Plenty to do
April 24, 2009, 3:42 pm
Filed under: Composting, Planting
Plenty for everyone to do

Plenty for everyone to do

It is always the case – weeks of not much to do over winter then all of a sudden – too much!

A gorgeous day and a real delight to be outside. First and urgent job today was watering. The greenhouse is like a sauna at the moment so everything in there needs doing regularly but the outside beds needed a lot today too.

We have onions, broad beans, peas, tomatoes, potatoes, runner beans, cucumbers and lettuces all doing really well at the moment. Our carrots have been a bit of a non starter this year for some reason so we may have to re-think where they are.

Anyway, onto today. Imogen and her group cleared a bed for our Chard – Bright Lights, inspired by the beautiful ones growing on the Observer allotment. Amanda’s group took charge of the pumpkins – two different varieties: Hundredweight and Atlantic Giant and my group got the courgettes in – F1 Defender.

The weeds seemed to have shot up over the Easter holidays too so plenty of work there. Our wormeries needed a clean out too so member from Eco committee took all the lovely compost out which we used in the beds we planted today.

Eco committee cleaning out the wormeries

Eco committee cleaning out the wormeries