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Gardening session at Bridge Street Community Garden
April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Spring is coming believe it or not! This Saturday at the community garden we will be planting the first seeds of the season. Exciting times! Session will be 10am to 1pm. You can pop in and out as it suits. We will do direct sowing of broad beans, onions and shallots. We will also tidy up the strawberry beds and split the plants. If time allows we may also scatter seeds to grow bee friendly flowers. Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
For future reference, gardening sessions are on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the growing season months (also 5th when there is one). The next sessions will be held on:
Saturdays 21/04, 05/05, 19/05, 02/06, 16/06, 30/06, 07/07, 21/07, 04/08, 18/08, 01/09, 15/09, 29/09, 06/10.
We will also host:
The Earth Day event on 22/04
The Banbury Friendship Festival (BFF) on the 3rd Sunday of May (20/05).
Note that the garden remains open at all time and anyone is more than welcome to enjoy the place and follow the progress of the various crops 🙂
Thanks to all involved. Below a few pictures of what was done during the session:
The strawberry beds were tidied up and the runners rooted in plastic pot were set aside:
Shallots and onions were planted in the white bed. One row of shallots and four rows of onions. As some onions were left we put them in one of the small beds on the side. We managed to squeeze in three rows!
A large bed of broad beans was planted. There probably are 50 seeds in there! It should be a nice thick bush when it is mature. It will need a structure around it at some point and potentially some protection for the birds.
The mulch that covered the soil in the white bed was moved to the three level bed once all weeds were removed.
The large bed behind the white bed was also cleared. Some flowers for bees seeds were scattered there while it is not used for anything else. We still have plenty of packets. Thanks a lot to Grow Wild for the wild flowers initiative 🙂