Bumper Crop At The Wild Patch

In partnership with Groundwork North East

Our small group has continued to work on our raised bed with Ann and Mike doing a lot of watering to save our crops from becoming too dry during the super warm summer.

We have all benefited from a bumper crop of potatoes, radishes and beans and also the apples from the borders of the garden. We have started to harvest the swiss chard which true to the variety name is a multitude of colours as are the beetroots which are now bigger then golf balls! The celery has developed and hopefully our cut up pipes will help blanch the stems. We have met some of the people using the other raised beds in the garden and supported the Link school at their recent coffee morning raising funds for the MacMillan Nurses.

Our second bed is lying fallow having had the weeds removed it is waiting for a good dose of manure and over the winter we will plan the crops to be planted. A lot of work is going into clearing the ground we have been given the use of to make a Physics Garden and we are looking forward to our neighbours helping clear the pond area before it gets too wet. We are on track with the action plan we are working on with the help of the Allotment Association who have recently won a lottery grant to help maintain the Allotment site.