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Month: August 2015

Digging Deeside 19/8/2015

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New volunteers join Digging Deeside!

Today we had a few donations of plants and a composter.

Jobs carried out were:

Digging Over and planting the plants that we received.

Plants were: 
Red leaved Basil (Ocimum basilicum Purpurascens)
Lemon Basil (Ocimum americanum)

Seeds planted into bed were:

Lettuce  (Lactuca sativa)

Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Other jobs carried out were watering of plot and cultivating the ground ready for planting up.

We had a new volunteer join us today as well.

Digging Deeside 12 August 2015

Weekly Blog for Digging Deeside 

12/8/2015

Hello Diggers, 

lynda120815This week we had many donations of plants Claire donated a lovely thorn-less blackberry “Loch Ness” we also received a large verity of plants and 3 bags of Raspberry canes from one of our new volunteers Lynda.  

Jobs carried out this week:  

The plants are doing well thanks to digger Daz coming down to water every day.

After sorting through the donations we got to work on planting the Blackberry’s and Raspberry’s in the in ground plot making sure to make the holes deep enough when planting bare root plants its best to fill the dug hole with water to help the plant recover from being out of the ground and also you then don’t have to re-water after planting.  We also got the rest of the plants in that were propagated 3 weeks ago the plants were Leeks (Allium porrum) and Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). 

We also had a good feel around the potato plants and got a good harvest of them.

We all had a good time and the weather was just right not to hot but not too cold.

Hope you have enjoyed reading this blog. Rob 🙂 

Digging Deeside 5 August 2015

RainbowBiz_DiggingDeeside_leafletOne of our fabulous volunteers and resident expert Rob has kindly agreed to do a weekly blog about the work carried out each week at our volunteer driven community project Digging Deeside.  We meet every week on a Wednesday between 10am and 12noon in the community allotment/gardens located at the back of the job centre in Connah’s Quay. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

The project has turned into a very social occasion and we always make sure everyone has a cuppa and a biscuit.  Again, another volunteer Claire very kindly donated monies to keep us in milk and biscuits for many months!  One of the most important aspects of the project is to ensure that everyone is having a good time and feels welcome.

We often receive offers of kind donations, from seeds to tools stores and we will consider any donations as we do like to make use of these where possible.  If you would like more information about the project, please call Sarah on 07759 753 473 or email digging@rainbowbiz.org.uk


Hi all this is the first of the weekly blogs on the progress of the allotment.

Jobs that were done today Planting out of the seedlings that were brought back to the allotment, after being looked after by Rob one of the volunteers. They were planted 2 weeks ago and the plants were:

• Dwarf Runner Beans (Phaseolus coccineus)
• Kale (Brassica oleraca Acephala Group)
• French Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
• Courgette (Cucurbita pepo)
• Cabbage (Brassica oleraca Capitata Group)

Other jobs carried out were to hand harvest the best potatoes that were ready and left the small ones alone. All this was done by feeling around in the soil around the base of the plant this is a good tip as the rest of the potatoes will continue to grow so you can get a better yield from the plant. And also waging war on the mare’s tail (Equisetum arvense) which is an ongoing war!

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