On March 7th, five of us gathered at Montpelier Gardens (address here) on a lovely spring morning, tidied up the beds, harvested some lambs’ lettuce (yum) and agreed a planting plan for the season.
Bed 1: Potatoes (two varieties).
Bed 2: Herb bed. Already there & beginning to grow again: feverfew, oregano, chives, mint, sage, lemon balm. Plant: coriander, parsley, fennel, dill, Greek basil, rosemary.
Bed 3 Nettle bed. Runner beans, mangetout, broad beans, yellow courgettes. We were offered gem courgette seeds by a generous resident when she saw us working on the beds! We also have some spaghetti courgette seeds.
Bed 4 Salad bed. Kale, red mustard plants, rocket, chard, spinach, sorrel.
March 21st 10am – the Big Dig
This month, we’ll have two communal sessions, it being a busy time for gardens – the first being 10am on March 21st eg. the Big Dig – please come along! No experience needed, just a willingness to get your hands dirty.
Otherwise we’ll have a communal session the 1st Saturday of the month at 10am. Below is the list of March jobs. If you can pop in & do some work on the beds any time, that would be great.
1. Get some small but sturdy stakes with which to label the plants – very important if starting from seed.
2. Get the potatoes & chit them.
3. Break up chive clumps & spread.
4. Get woodchips for potato bed. Transport from park gate.
5. Start propagating seeds.
Hope to see you soon!