It was great to get back to the garden, and what a jungle it was after all the rain. It takes a while to adjust from the city life hustle and bustle to the gentler rhythm of the garden.
Our Group, comprising Kit, Louise, Andy, Ross, Monica and Dee, comes together on a Monday afternoon, and today we welcomed Shivani to the community garden crew.
Our first task was to clear the walkway between the beds, then the cherry tomatoes, lettuce leaves and a large cucumber were harvested. That old saying that ‘many hands make light work’ is so true, because within the hour we had achieved so much:
Beans and leaves were planted in Bed #5 Legumes
The compost was turned and aired (pretty much a full-time job). They are pretty much under control, with a few smelling a bit strong.
The cherry tomatoes, which are prolific at the moment, were lifted and tied back. A suggestion was made to put a grate in to support the cucumbers.
The garden hose pipes were untangled and two members solved the riddle of connecting the wind-up hose pipe to the tap. Well we think the problem was solved. Yet to be tested!
Celery and sweet pea seeds were collected
Coffee grounds and off-cuts from the garden tidy up were delivered to the compost bins.
A few of us commented that an hour isn’t really enough time and as one person is picking up scraps for the compost from the Tin Pin Bakery across the road on Thursdays this potentially could be a second day in the week.
A big thanks to Kit who guided and supported us for a very satisfying and successful garden dig.