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March 20, 2011 / stevembca

Getting ready for spring

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Although February and the first half of March were quite cold, we started a few important jobs:

Franck and Simon built staging for the greenhouse,

Mike put in the orchard (pictures to follow on a later post) and continued to build compost bins.

 

 

 

 

 

This one was a joint effort, cleverly hidden behind a plum tree, for reasons we can’t quite recall

Meanwhile,  others started off the years crop indoors – such as broad beans soaked for a week then sown in crates in cardboard tubes….

….then planted out in late February

Our  long awaited Purple Sprouting started producing purple buds in late feb, about a month late thanks to the cold december. They did get better than this honest, this was just the first bud….

 

 

 

 

 

We also put in Jerusalem artichokes, to provide the village with unlimited wind power

The garlic’s looking good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also put in lots of fruit bushes of various types along the wall.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring on the warm weather….

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