Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Saturday, 25th March 2017

There will be no gardening session at DigIn this Saturday 25th March. We are holding one of our regular meetings but instead of being in the polytunnel in the cold we will be holding it at the Equalized club in Stapleford. All welcome to join us there.
Meeting starts at 10.15am.
Ring the bell at the side of the door if its closed and wait for someone to let you in.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Spring has Sprung!

Signs of Spring have finally arrived at the allotment!
We were greeted by a frog chorus on Wednesday, hundreds of frogs have descended on the pond to mate. There's a lot of frogspawn already! The pond is so clear at the moment, we can see all the way to the bottom making it easier to see the other interesting occupants of the pond. We've counted 5 newts, so that's really good news.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Winter Work

We've had great work going on during this winter at Dig In, getting some jobs done that we've been wanting to do for ages!

 First off we tidied up and tidied out the polytunnel, then donned face-masks...

 ...and removed all the old dusty woodchip to mulch soft fruit.

 We had a sunny cuppa that day, surrounded by all the stuff from the polytunnel!

A couple of weeks later, our woodworking team re-designed and re-built the staging so it is lower and more solid. Ready for loads of plants!

Meanwhile, lots of us have been taking compost out of the giant compost bins and spreading in on all the beds. Here the compost is being sieved before being barrowed to its new location.

Theres also some actual horticulture happening too! Here we were planting onion sets and garlic so they get a head start.

And here we're digging up weeds in the soft fruit plot.
Happy times!