We’re digging, ploughing, sowing and growing

March 21, 2011

Camel CSA’s growing team continue to prepare the veg beds and sow seeds on our community veg plot.

Expert grower Jeremy Brown has ploughed one side of our two-acre plot in preparation for the sowing of alliums, roots and legumes. The first seeds in the ground will be broad beans, shallots and onion sets.

The soil in the first polytunnel has finally been dug over. It can now be rotavated before we plant early salad crops, carrots, beetroot and french beans.

Our volunteers are still valiantly trying to dig out all the dock weeds. This is not a popular task.

More jobs

The team’s also been sowing additional seeds in modules – salad rocket, canary yellow and blood red leaf beet, multi-coloured and silver Swiss chard.

Thank you to this Sunday’s volunteers – expert growers Jane M and Jeremy B, plus Charlotte, Danny, Mary and Mike S.

Over the next few weeks there’s plenty more jobs to tackle. The seeding tunnel needs covering, the potting shed is awaiting construction, the second large polytunnel is ready to be erected.

And – sigh – there’s hundreds more of those damned docks to dig up…

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