Time for the big push

April 19, 2009

The next six weeks are crucial for Camel Community Supported Agriculture as we have so much work to do on our two-acre site at St Kew Highway.

We’re holding an additional volunteer session this Thursday 23 April from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Our usual weekend session is next Sunday 26 April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please make an extra special effort to come and help out at one of these times.  We need to prepare a number of vegetable beds, sow more seeds and plant out cauliflower and cabbage seedlings.

Remember to bring strong shoes or wellies, waterproofs, gardening gloves, drinks and a snack.  Also bring tools, ideally wheelbarrows, shovels, spades, forks and rakes.  If the weather’s still good you might need suncream and a hat!

Click here for directions to the site.  If you have any questions call Antonina at St Kew Harvest Farm Shop on 01208 841818.

Mark Norman, one of our three-strong team of expert growers, has this stark message for us:

“If we don’t get all the planting done in the next six weeks we won’t have enough vegetables later in the year to fill our boxes .

“We need as much volunteer help from members as we can get at this stage so we make the most of the planting season.”

Today we spread another 30-metre-long bed with compost and planted kohl rabi, turnips and radishes.  We hoed between broad beans and onions to get rid of annual weeds, and earthed up the early potatoes.

Grateful thanks to expert grower Mark and volunteers Cath, Charlotte, John and Mike S.

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