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We had a fabulous workshop yesterday. Jo and Janine arrived full of energy and enthusiasm.
We started by assessing the site in which we were going to garden.
We proceeded to improve the soil with compost made from straw, cow manure and mushroom compost.
We then planted some 2 liter bottles with small holes in the bottle to make sure we have water going down to the roots.
We then look around for plants we could propagate to plant . Rosemary, wild garlic ( our companion plant), horseradish, winter savory, oregano and marjoram were chosen.
The worm farm was harvested for worm compost. Oh my word the girls just fell in love with the worms.
We then planted using the worm compost.
Seeds that were chosen to sow were : carrots, spinach, eggplant and lettuce. the carrots were sown directly into the ground, the others were planted up in seed trays which Jo has taken home to nurture until they are ready to be planted out.
Our piece of resistance for the day was planting a pineapple from food scraps.
We finished the bed by mulching with leaves and compost again and a thorough watering.
We all left thoroughly dirty and tired but thoroughly satisfied.
Book now for the next workshop in April
This looks like so much fun! Those dirty, sweaty but satisfying days are the best : )
“Grow Pineapple” is definitely on my bucket list… I wonder if I could grow one in a big pot???
I think keeping up with what you have going on over the next few months is going to help me avoid the winter blues… I’m in Australia so summer is officially over… I can’t wait to see what you’re up to next!
Yes those dirty days are the best 🙂 I am sure you can grow a pineapple in a large pot. I am also going into Winter (South Africa), so will keep you posted on keeping those Blues away 🙂
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