winter squash and mexican sunflower Kiwis on the vine Grown in Peckham beds Millefleur / centiflor tomato with giant truss - tomatoes small, yellow and juicy. Trombocino and callaloo More callaloo....ready to seed Infant watermelon Cape gooseberry /physalis Crystal lemons.......cucumbers!
The forest garden has done amazingly well this summer - trees establishing well, perennial veg growing big and lush. We've harvested wineberries, apples, currants, jostaberries, goosegogs, strawberries and more. Plums & damsons nearly ripe, wild herbs, aztec spinach, fat hen and mallow adding drama and colour. It's exciting that it's working so well as it's sitting on top … Continue reading Forest garden fertility
We've been out and about at Munch festival and also had a visit from Ganapati to the garden cooking up a delicious free south indian lunch with garden produce for volunteers and visitors. Delicious!
Our soil and compost enthusiasts gathered under dark skies to reveal the mysteries of the soil - about the life within soil and how it enhances plant growth. Topics covered included soil composition and structure, the role of bacteria and fungi in soil, natural succession and soil creation, composting and aerated compost teas. At the garden, most … Continue reading Soil – magic and mystery beneath our feet.
Salads ready to to go, seedlings waiting patiently. Peckham is growing.... We grow for local cafes, restaurants, community groups and for anyone who comes to volunteer. We'll be holding a plant swap / giveaway in June (donate if you wish) and we'll also be at local markets down Peckham and Camberwell way.....Any money raised brings … Continue reading Shhh….can you hear it? Peckham is definitely growing….
Our new loo! If you want to use it you'll need to do a wee bit of manure shifting or something first( in the garden that is). How it works URGENT - donate a loo roll for our collection please.
Had some enthusiastic seed sowing beginners at the garden today who by the end of the session had sown cucumbers, courgettes and squash - and several types of each. Next we'll be broadcasting tiny seeds on trays and then the last week we'll show how to transplant seedlings and pot on. All plants up for … Continue reading Seed team are go!
Herbs and wildflowers establishing on our hugel mounds. Species here include white clover, borage, milk thistle, cut leaf cranesbill, yarrow, purple dead nettle, daisy, cleavers. Great mullein, marigold, purple dead nettle, blue and white borage, sow thistle.
As part of the Land Centre network (http://www.permaculture.org.uk/land), we've just been up north to Manchester and Salford to see some amazing projects, meet up with other Land Centre people, share juicy knowledge of permaculture and think about the International Permaculture convergence which will be happening in London in September 2015. One of the places we … Continue reading Biospheres, aquaspheres, forests and food
New layers added to our forest garden. We planted blueberries, ground cover raspberries, rhubarb, tree onions, medlar, cherry plum, seaberry (buckthorn), Siberian pea tree, robinia, and bamboo. New wild flowers included woodruff, hedge woundwort, great mullein and musk mallow We transplanted our gojiberries, plum, new zealand flax and some more blueberries. A very fruitful day and will … Continue reading Forest gardeners