News from Garden Organic's Growing Enterprise Project - April

Growing Enterprises April

The Growing Enterprise project enjoyed a flurry of seed sowing before the Easter holidays and came back to their greenhouse and garden to find that Spring has definitely sprung. Herbs and vegetables seeds are getting ready for going out into the garden and the winter crops, like spring cabbages, are finishing up nicely ready for harvest to make some room for them. The groups have planted their potatoes in large bags and are watching for the shoots to appear so they can be earthed up.

Elaine Hibbs, Horticultural Therapist and Education Officer, says: " Baginton Fields School completed a very successful pea shoot salad bag enterprise, selling freshly picked pea shoots with our own mixed salad leaves and first cut of herbs. An impressively quick turn around from sowing the peas to selling the bags in just six weeks.

Seed sowing has been a great success, with delicate seedlings being carefully pricked out and grown on, so it looks like there will be plenty of spare plants for our sales in the next few weeks.

Elaine continues: "The students from Woodfield School have been so inspired by what they have done during their sessions at Ryton Organic Gardens that they have renovated some unused raised beds at the school and we have been sowing more plants than we have space for so that they can take some away with them to enjoy throughout the year!"

Monday, 20 April 2015