She’s a good spud

spud planting 2Ellie planting spuds

We had a great day up at the community allotments. Around twenty folk came together to plant the first ever crop in our poly tunnels. We planted all six raised bed up with a lovely early potato called ‘Orla’. This is an Irish variety of spud and like all earlies you don’t need to worry about blight as we will have harvested and hopefully enjoyed them before blight is in the air.

It was great to see three generations of the Gettings family getting involved and you can see wee Ellie getting stuck in with the spud planting in our photo’s. Ellie was also very helpful when it came to ‘riddling’ the soil for our seed sowing workshop later in the afternoon. We sowed courgettes, turnip, cabbage, parsley all in modules and also some Calendula (French marigold-edible!) in seed trays.

Míci also gave us a master class in his home made “wormery”. There was debate as too how many worms were actually in the wormery. We think thousands!?

Here come’s spring!


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