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Sowing our Vampire (and other ) Chillies

This week in the garden we will be sowing the first batch of chilli seeds in the upper greenhouse. Chilli peppers were perhaps the first plants to be domesticated in Central America and come from warmer climatic zones than ours. To allow the plants enough time to grow and ripen their chillies before the cooler autumn weather […]

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The Edible Garden – Getting your watering right

You can eat organic produce from your garden year round if  you know the right things to do – and when.  Every month in these Sunday morning workshops, you can learn from Cat our community gardener all about how to make your Garden Edible – 12 months of the year and using organic gardening methods.

This month we will be looking at how to get the right amount of water to your plants at the right time and using watering and irrigation systems around the garden.

This workshop will give you hands on experience of installing a leaky hose irrigation system, the system we use in our gardens here.

Dress up nice and warm and in clothes you don’t mind getting mucky and suitable boots or shoes. If you have gardening gloves, please bring these with you. If not, don’t worry, we can lend you gloves.

The workshop runs from 11am to 1pm but you are more than welcome to stay on after and chat and help out with garden tasks.  For lunch, we have a small kitchen with a hob and a microwave so feel free to bring anything along you’d like to heat up and eat.

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Irrigating, Fermenting, Kitchen Gardening and Root Cuttings

On Sunday 3rd February 11am to 1pm, Cat is running the next in her series of Edible Garden workshops. We will be looking at plants’ needs for water and examining a few different irrigation systems including laying a leaky hose irrigation in one of our long vegetable beds.  The workshop is free but please book here so we […]

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The Edible Garden Year – Winter Pruning

You can eat organic produce from your garden year round if  you know the right things to do – and when.  Every month in these Sunday morning workshops, you can learn from Cat our community gardener all about how to make your Garden Edible – 12 months of the year and using organic gardening methods.

This month we will be looking at how to prune apple and pear trees.

People are often nervous about knowing where and how to cut, how much to cut out, and sussing out the difference between a fruit bud and a wood bud.  But you will come away from this workshop, knowing all this and more!

Dress up warm as this can be a quite a still workshop as we look and learn about our trees.
If you have a pruning saw or secateurs, please bring along to enable the maximum possible participation.

The workshop is free but so we know you are coming please book online.

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New Year Tidying, Renovating and Pruning

This week in the garden, we will start work on renovating our gate borders, moving some plants to other parts of the site, leaving some and composting others.  Whilst plants are dormant, the weather relatively mild and the soil soft but not waterlogged, this is a fine time to be doing this work. We need […]

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