One 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 email@example.com
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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!