Sunday, 8 March 2009
Leabank Square Green Borders
You may have all noticed the sudden digging frenzy around the edges of the gated garden. Well, this is the start of our new garden borders. The coppiced logs from Wick Woods were donated by HMUG and have been used to contain the borders, in preparation for all the fantastic growing we will be doing this Spring and Summer.
This year we will continue to grow our own herbs and vegetables as we did last year. Only this year, with all your help, we would like to grow a greater variety of vegetables. These will include pumpkins, watermelons,onions, carrots, potatoes, radishes, salad leaves, runner beans, peas, tomatoes. We would love to grow, parsley, coriander, fennel, chives and so much more!
In preparation for all the watering required to produce a healthy crop of veggies, we are laying an irrigation hose in the borders. This will make the Summer job of watering the garden so much easier.
Once the hose is laid out, we will need to fill the borders with plenty of compost, to give our seedlings the best chance to grow into the tastiest herbs and veggies. This is where we would like to make an appeal to all Leabankers to donate some compost for our gardens.
So, the next time you are at you local B&Q, supermarket, Lidl or garden shop, please pick up a bag or two of compost and drop it off at number 71. Your donation will help to turn our Square into one of the most amazing places in Hackney this year!