Edible Gardens Witney.
Meetings are on the second Monday of each month.
10.00am – 11.30am
We meet in the coffee bar of the Methodist Church, High St. Witney, then move to the raised beds on Welch Way where we weed, plant, tend to the veg., or do a ‘pop-up’ workshop. Come and join us.
Come and see Edible Gardens Witney
at Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney, OX28 3LA.
Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd 2016 10.00am – 3.00pm.
Bring your surplus seeds to swap.
Workshops on Growing Veg in Small Spaces.
Fennel & thyme doing well
Too early for the veg, instead lovely spring flowers.
Christine and Brenda cleared the strawberry plants from the square planters, and Christine managed to persuade passing people to take the plants away.
Our courgette plants have powdery mildew on their leaves, which is caused by lack of water. It spoils their beauty but the courgettes will be OK.
Outdoor tomatoes need to be picked, and the green ones will ripen if placed in a paper bag with a ripe banana.
Some green manures can be sown now to cover unused soil over winter. They can then be cut down and dug in before planting in the spring. Choose a green manure mix specifically for autumn sowing.
Apple and plum trees need to have grease bands applied to stop the moths climbing up – these will otherwise be laying eggs and creating protein in your fruit next summer.
Seeds harvested from your garden must first be dried and then stored in a cool, dry place. Those little packets of silica gel that come in bottles of tablets can be used, or else dry some rice (uncooked !!) in the oven and add the dried rice to the storage containers. The rice absorbs any moisture and helps to keep the seed viable.
KALE KORNER Does anyone have a more interesting way of cooking curly kale than simply steaming it?