Weekly Reports for April 2021

4 April 2021

The spring weather continues to offer a range of experiences for volunteers and plants alike. The thermometer in poly 1 today had recently extended from 39.3 degrees c to minus 1.7c. The fleece is going on and coming off routinely to encourage the green shoots and the salads at least seem to be responding. Salad is featuring quite a lot in volunteers’ meals just now.

This week the paths have had a bit of attention, dead leaves have been trimmed and re-potting done. The flower borders have been tidied. Watering has become an essential part of each volunteer session and is likely to remain so for a while. Planting out continues including strawberries, celeriac, magnum bonum peas and setting up the netting up which they will hopefully climb.

Off-site volunteers’ window sills remain busy. Loving photos are being exchanged as proud growers broadcast that their tomatoes are germinating. Janette is nurturing sweet lemon, red and Greek basil in her conservatory and Melissa sings the praises the invention of heated propagators for turning seeds into seedlings. Meanwhile Helen is introducing composting methods used by Maeve in the 1930’s and why not?

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