the next PJ veg beds meeting is Saturday May 12th 10-12 noon. We met in April and put some seeds in the ground so there are plants to put out and grass that needs mowing!
We've been a bit hampered by the ongoing building work but that will soon be done so we'd really like a big effort to get the beds ready for summer. All welcome- especially if you come bearing plants!
Last Saturday we had a good morning at the PJ Veg beds - we have strawberries which will soon be ready, broad beans, ready to be picked, new potatoes almost there. Also coming on are radishes, lettuce, chard, carrots, perpetual spinach, beetroots, tomatoes and lots of herbs. Do come and have a look and why not join us next time? Saturday July 8th
These veg beds are for the use of anyone in our community - you may plant and you may pick!
Lost the Plot Veg Beds will be here once again this Saturday from 11am-12pm. We will begin to carry out plans formed in January. Join us for tea/coffee and to find out more.
Veg Beds this Saturday 11am - 12 noon. Join us for Coffee and Chat with John and Sandy Young - planning your vegetable plot for the year ahead.
Thanks for coming this morning - here are some of our table centre creations - well done! Whilst we were busy inside much appreciation to the team who worked outside clearing away leaves - brilliant effort and much tidier now. Also Angela planted out the 'over winter peas' a new variety we haven't tried before and Sheila planted out the onions that had been growing for a month in pots now.
All in all, a great morning together.
Next PJ Veg Beds group is Saturday 10th Dec. Join us at 10am to help tidy the garden. This will then be followed with Christmas Crafty Creations from 11am to 12 noon with coffee.
Hope to see you all there!
The P J Veg Beds group met this morning and learnt all about how to attract wildlife to our gardens, especially bugs and hedgehogs. We had a lot of fun making small individual bug hotels to take home and made one big bug hotel for the P J garden. We also put some fairly traded Coconut Husk compost blocks in to soak so by tomorrow we should have 18 litres of compost to add to the Veg beds! You can buy these from www.traidcraftshop.co.uk
Special thanks to Sarah aka 'Hedgehog person' who gave a brilliant talk about how to attract Hedgehogs to our garden. They love mealworms and bird seed, or chicken moist dog food but don't forget a bowl of water and never milk and bread - they like it but it makes them ill! If you have a pond, make sure it has a ramp so hedgehogs can drink without falling in and not being able to get out, and put in a hedgehog door in your fence as hedgehogs can roam up to 6 km a night! They like curling up in messy corners with lots of leaves and debris so don't make your garden too tidy.
Thanks everyone who came along. We all had a good time making the PJ gardens and our own a little more wildlife friendly.
Saturday 12th Nov 11- 12noon come along and find out how to make your garden hedgehog friendly. Free family activity, including working on our PJ Veg beds. Friendly welcome and coffee. Make new friends and learn new skills.
Great time together this morning - making soup from all the lovely veg that's been harvested lately. (Thanks Roy for all the contributions from 'Lost the Plot'). It was all so busy, with all hands on deck, I didn't get time to take photos.
11 adults and two children came along, plus two more adults towards the end - just to eat the soup!
We made Spicy Cauliflower Soup - recipe below. Butternut Squash soup, with some carrots and a general vegetable soup which had onion, carrot, spinach, spices, potato and courgette. I can confirm that all were yummy! We ate up the Cauliflower soup between, some was taken home and the rest will be frozen ready to be used for our Christian Aid Meal on Sunday 16th.
Thanks everyone for bringing produce, equipment and enthusiasm.
Some of the group even also managed to bag up some leaves, get the lawns cut and tidied the Veg Beds. Next event Nov 12th - making your garden wildlife friendly, come along and make a bug box and learn about looking after hedgehogs.
Below is the Cauliflower Soup Recipe :
Sheila Bridge and Angela Brown keep the info on this page updated. Angela is the Veg beds garden co-ordinator and Sheila is the church minister. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org