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Apple Harvest at Decoy Orchard 10-12 am and Apple Pressing, Music and Fun at Vicary’s Field Community Garden from 1.30 pm with Transition Newton Abbot.
Rhubarb is highly recommended; every garden should have one. Ours was planted about February last year – the eagle-eyed amongst you may spot the various upside-down buckets and pots towards the right of the bed against the back wall, just in the shadow – in some well rotted manure, and it has not only survived being knocked and trampled by some of our more enthusiastic visitors, it rises above mice, birds, slugs and every other garden challenge to deliver like clockwork. This time it has been in crumble – sorry, no photo – and polenta. Both excellent. Enjoy.
The beds are filling up pretty much according to the (rotation) plan – these last few weeks we’ve planted peas, potatoes, perpetual spinach, kale, red cabbage, salad leaves, radish, chard, lovage and dill. Hollyhocks take a couple of years to mature, but hopefully they will join the cherry, pear and peach trees on the south facing north wall, and, another Community Garden first, hyssop beside the path just up from the wall.
Do come and say hello; we are there most Sunday mornings. Bring sunshine and be prepared to share coffee and biscuits.
The exhibition curator is Rachael Bennett, but if you’re up for adding a bit of inspiration to our displays at these exhibitions, developing a showcase for us, do get in touch,
Have you ever had a glut of fruit? Have you ever wondered how on earth you’ll find time to pick it all? Have you ever asked yourself: Now who can I give some plums to… ?
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a team of volunteers to pick your surplus fruit and re-home it, either turning it into chutneys and jams for sale, or maybe donating it to local charities.
I’m interested in setting up a ‘fruit-sharing’ scheme in Teignmouth, under the umbrella of TET but, first things first, I need to establish whether those of you with fruit trees (anything from one tree upwards) would be interested in donating all or some of your autumn crop in future years.
What’s in it for you? Well, your fruit would be harvested at the right time, avoiding those piles of mushy apples that tend to accumulate and fester, saving you time and making your garden rather neater than it might otherwise be. And, more importantly, the fruit would actually get used, rather than wasted.
Please contact me through this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you would be interested in a scheme of this sort in future years.