|Transplanting Kale seedlings grown in the greenhouse.|
News from the allotment
Despite the recent unseasonably cold weather, twenty dedicated Year 5 and Year 6 gardeners have been working away on the school allotment and in our new greenhouse. Everything is growing at an incredible rate -especially the weeds! Currently the apple tree is in full blossom and we are hopeful that this year we might just be able to pick our first apples. We have also eaten our first harvest – delicious freshly-dug radishes. The first crop of Broad Beans are in fill flower and we hope to be eating beans by half-term. This year’s garlic crop is also looking promising but unfortunately the first planting of French Beans did not enjoy the cold weather and are looking decidedly unhealthy. The green house is packed full of seedlings (tomatoes, cucumber, chillis and aubergines to name but a few).
We hope to produce enough tomato plants to be able to sell some at the summer fair – watch this space.
Transplanting Kale seedlings grown in the greenhouse.
As well as our own crops we are currently baby-sitting some willow saplings for the Wimbledon Park Patch community (https://wimbledonparkpatch.wordpress.com/). After their lovely willow dome was vandalised, some of the rescued saplings have been replanted at the allotment. Several have taken root and are starting to come out in leaf bud. With any luck the Wimbledon Park Patch community will be able to harvest new saplings for future projects.
Watering our willowy guests