There was another great turnout for the first working bee of the year, and it was terrific to see so many children and young adults in the garden. We also had a visit from a Sunday School class who want to take up an allotment.
Once again the grass has got away from us. With the recent purchase of a second hand ride on mower, this will hopefully be a thing of the past.
Our main tasks for the day were to:
- Clean out the 6 bed rotation garden ready for Eurocare to take over
- Clean out the wicking bed.
- Weed the herb garden
- Slash and rake the grass into windrows and mulch the orchard
- Establish new vegetable beds
There are a few areas of slashing remaining after the working bee, but the main tasks were ticked off the list.
The new commercial rows were planted with carrot and beetroot.
The final row of potatoes were harvested and bagged.
We can now plan the year ahead, with great soil moisture levels, and masses of organic matter for compost.