Planting Lettuce in the snow…

The weather on Tuesday didn’t deter our Growing Lives group as we continued planting out salad crops for the Sydenham Garden salad bag scheme.

Snow

The weather on Tuesday didn’t deter our Growing Lives group as we continued to plant out salad crops for the Sydenham Garden salad bag scheme.

Installing the leaky hose irrigation

We’ve also been installing “Leaky Hose” irrigation in all of our raised beds. This will help ensure all our crops get adequate water during the summer, which I’m sure must be just around the corner!

Although it took a bit more untangling than planned!

Untangling the leaky hose irrigation

And preparing for getting our bees. We’ve installed a net to make sure the bees fly above head height when coming to and from their hive. This will help reduce the risk of people getting stung – keeping things very safe.

Bees

As well as getting used to the new bee-keeping equipment, we’ve kindly been donated another bee keepers suit from Grow Mayow.

Making lunch and having a look at the bee keeping suit

Our Friday group continued all their hard work studying for the OCN in Practical Organic Gardening by completing the Wildlife Gardening module. They also had a go at designing their own organic garden.

Studying hard. Wildlife Gardening

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