Selsley Update from Amanda:
We’ve been given access to a bit more land up at Selsley and over the winter, we’ve been clearing brambles and bay willow herb. Some of our recycled ornamental plants have been put in along the wall to give it some colour. This additional land gives us more much needed space to grow a good range of food.
For the last 3 weeks we’ve been digging trenches for the potatoes and preparing the ground ready for planting – the potatoes are nearly all in and we’ve got onions, garlic, leeks and broad beans in too. The parsnips and beetroot we’ve sown are from seeds we saved ourselves. The seed saving element of our work is going to be part of our planning this year and hopefully, in the next year or so, we should be self-sufficient in seeds. Our compost has done well this year too and we were lucky enough to get a second hand large mechanical riddler to sieve it which is great fun and should make this activity more attractive to our wonderful volunteers!
We’re still looking for volunteers to help us build a shed out of recycled wood, if anyone can help . . . . .!
Annual Spring Gardening Event