21st March 2018

We were surprised by snow again over the weekend and the garden seems to be in shock from the chilly weather! We continue sowing into the greenhouse (bringing seedlings into the classroom overnight when frost is expected). This week we are sowing kohlrabi, spring onions, leeks and turnips.

To make our peat free compost we use a 5kg bale of dried organic coconut coir which is soaked in a couple of buckets of water until fluffy. We then add organic and vegan slow-release nutrients along with a helping of vermiculite (for improved water and nutrient retention). The final ingredients are mycorrhizae and bacteria mixes which we hope will form beneficial relationships with our plants and make them nice and healthy!

Kate Chapman