Spring growing

The gardening hub has really started to grow. The unseasonable weather – hello climate change – has helped everything flourish but there has been a lot of unseasonable growing. Bulbs popping through and blooming earlier. And insects. There are so little of them, at the hub but also on my nature works. I’ve not seen any caterpillars where we usually do.

Most people I watch and celebrating the sun, but if you watch and listen to the earth hard enough you can see they are signs.

Purple Brocolli needed harvesting.

It was hard work. The roots were long and took alot if tugging to get out.

I brought home some Purple Broccolli and the flowers too as they are so pretty. And we harvested some rainbow chard.

Peas growing nicely.

Chives..I love the flowers.

The bulbs have died off in our guerrilla gardening section. We did do a little weeding but left lots along the canal fence for insects etc. We planted flowers for Bee’s.

Cumcumber seed planting.

Plotting the seed planting.

The weather keeps changing do much that we still water from the water butts whilst it’s raining, because when the sun comes back out again the earth dries up.

Its also been nice that some of the friends I made last year are back I also met the last who set up the Hub and started it all when it was just a patch of weeds and hard earth before they get a grant to out in the raised beds. I also learnt she was a labour council, and she said lots of kind words about me protesting and to keep going.

I’m also looking forward to the summer hub fayre on the 6th July. I’m making bracelets to sell and with mum’s help baking too, as we will have a stall and a money will go to the Hub so we can continue. I’m also going to make leaflets about the environment and climate change and hands those out too.

Joey and Zoe

Say hello to my friends Zoe and Joey.

I was given these 2 sweet pepper plants a few weeks back. Today I repotted them, especially as Zoe (the small plant) wasn’t as big as Joey.

At the moment they are still in the house. I take them outside when it’s been sunny and then bring them back indoors when it gets cooler in the evening.

I’m really hoping they give us some peppers, especially as peppers are one of the vegetables my big brother likes to cook with.

Spring…

The weather has been a bit crazy. (Thanks climate change 😔) but the bulbs I helped plant at the gardening hub have started to open.

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They’ve really helped the little patch of land look more presentable. But we have left wildflowers and planted wild garlic too so that insects,  butterfly’s and bee’s have food sources.

A random bulb popped up to. We have no idea what it is so my mum name it Audrey II.

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Going to keep and eye in this one!

Last week we also started our first crop of potatoes.

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This week we manured the beds and popped pots on top of the rhubarb to force grow it.