We've had excellent attendances over the past few weeks and today we had 13. Everything seems to be growing well so far and this warmer spell should help things along, too.
The polytunnel has now been planted up with tomatoes, cucumber, chillies and basil with several people dropping in during the week to keep an eye on the watering.
We now have a new water butt station thanks to a couple of the chaps at the Orchard work sessions. Our old water butts had, over the years, started to lean and one had a leak which was getting into the shed. The new ones are now set on a nice ledge which gives plenty of room to get the cans under the taps. Next task is to put a new corrugated roof on the shed to make it really watertight.
All the raised beds have now been allocated and are being planted up and the flat beds are coming along nicely. The potatoes got slightly frosted a couple of weeks ago but not seriously so we earthed them up and the tubers, I'm sure, will be fine.
We sowed our climbing bean selection this week to grow up a frame that a couple of us short ladies constructed - someone has already described it as "Dali-esque"! Our usual bean frame builder is away at the moment, so I hope he doesn't have a fit when he sees our effort.