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Wednesday 21st May 2014

Ration Garden taking shape

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Getting Started at Culture Fusion

We sowed our first seeds in the raised beds at Culture Fusion on 30th April.

These included carrot, Red Elephant; turnip; kale; beetroot; and peas.

As well as these seeds we planted a few potato tubers. 

In addition to these seeds planted directly into the raised beds, some seeds have been planted in pots inside to give them some protection until the weather is warmer. Tomatoes and pepper were sown earlier in April (later than ideal, and they took ages to germinate so are rather behind schedule). On 7th May we sowed beans, squashes and cucumbers. 

Wheelbarrow planting

On the 23rd April 2014 as part of the Tea Hut project, BEES were invited to Forresters bistro to set up a seed planting stalls and to get the public motivated to grow vegetables. We also took along an old wheelbarrow to make a portable garden to be filled with a smorgasbord of vegetables, fruit and herbs. As well as other activities for everyone to enjoy Amanda and Toby, headed off to the event ready to round up budding gardeners and food growers.

 With the sun shining they both got set up and began drawing over the public, to start with a young girl came running over and began to make paper pots. Before long the inspiring young gardener had made a tray of paper pots and was making a start on planting strawberries in the wheelbarrow. As the day went on more and more people joined in making paper pots and planting seeds to take home and help plant in the wheelbarrow we were joined by the performers of Studio Y who before and after there performance had a go at making some paper pots and planted herbs such as Chives.

 By 3 o'clock the event was over and the barrow was full, so we packed up and headed back to Culture Fusion

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