Posted by: Ealing Transition Community Garden | May 9, 2010

Elves…

The magical weekday elves were hard at work at the garden between dig days this week…

The rest of the group arrived this morning to discover a nearly-finished new brick patio abutting our shed and plenty of stakes and recycled tree limbs for our burgeoning bean and pea crops to climb! The path down the middle of the garden has been leveled for easier weeding and watering. We think that the council was busy at one end of the area clearing away underbrush and adding another fence. Pretty significant structural changes were afoot!

Here’s to a summer of basking amidst the (fingers crossed!) bounty…

The French beans should enjoy climbing these tree limbs left over from some clearing done last week…

Stakes have been added to the broad bean and spinach bed. Some of the broad beans are now knee-height… and flowering!

The ladybirds are enjoying…

We have a system of six keys to the main gate that have been distributed among regular diggers. They all for the most part have varied schedules, and keys are often traded on the weekend based on people’s plans during the week. You can contact a “key-holder” whenever and stop to pick up a key (or meet down the plot) if you think you might have some time to put in when there isn’t a regular dig time. Given all the progress made between dig days this week, it looks like this system is working out just fine!

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