It was distinctly cloudy weather to start with and it rained just as we all met up, so we nearly stayed in to make the scarecrow, but someone pointed out there weren’t many crows around anyway and then it stopped raining, so we trooped down to the plot. We had a Shark Fin Melon to […]

We invited some new people onto the plot today for a special foraging and cooking session led by cook and urban food advocate Jayne Bradley – who is also the founder of Edible Eastside; a food growing project in Digbeth that we are working with. The idea was to learn more about the flavours of some […]

When the group turned up we went out onto the plot and planted Callaloo (given to us as plugs)  and put in the last few Rocket and some Kohl Rabi plants from our mini greenhouse that we grew from seed (some were eaten in there by slugs and snails, so we only ended up with […]

At the end of May we planted out a basic herb bed near to the shed where we tend to sit out, ideally we’d like to create a more formal section for herbs but we are not ready to do that yet. We started off with Lemon Balm and Oregano that we had been given and […]

Here is a selection of some of the observational paintings we do from time to time (usually when it’s wet!). We use watercolour and pencil and choose plants, leaves, flowers and blossom that is available at the time of the session, so they are very seasonal and reflect what is growing at the time. The […]

Throughout May and early June we were pretty focused on preparing sections of ground and getting them planted up every week. The plot seemed vast and trying to get the bare ground covered by our sparse plant’s foliage, before the weeds came back, was a race against time! We used some lengths of cardboard, donated […]

We asked the group what they wanted to grow and planted lots more seeds after most of the first batch failed in the clubhouse as they were too wet and didn’t get enough light.  We turned the tables into potting tables once more and got busy sewing Peppers, Tomatoes (3 varieties), Basil, Courgettes, Cabbage, Broccoli […]

Seems like an age ago when the weather was good enough for us to start cultivating the plot after the winter lay off. We have lots of weeds to contend with, worst of all the dreaded Mare’s Tail (correctly known as Horsetail), which doesn’t look much to start with, but relentlessly keeps coming. Thank goodness […]