What’s happening in September 2017?

Little Spring Market Day. This is on Saturday 2nd September, 10.00am to 1.00pm,  and preparations are complete. As usual there will be plants, produce and delicious baking for sale. We are hoping the weather will be fine and lots of people come along to sample what the Gardens have to offer.

Our Tomato seedlings are doing well in the glasshouse, but there is still the danger of frost so we will be taking great care with them.

Christine measured the soil temperature at 8 degrees C this week which is warm enough for radishes of all kinds and also beetroot, so these will be going in this month. Still too early for carrots though.

The New Raised Yam Bed is well underway using the recycled concrete fire hydrants.  The bed will be ready but there will be no planting this month as it’s still a bit early.

Asian Greens will be planted in September as they respond well in the cooler temperatures of early Spring.

Spring brassicas will also be going in this month but it’s still a bit early for frost tender varieties.

Ongoing work in September will include weeding – the warming temperatures are spurring rapid weed growth – transplanting seedlings and preparing beds.

We have 3 more Market Days before the end of the year so keep an eye on our Facebook page and this site for advance notice.

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