This is my first time writing for Sankalpa’s new garden blog and I am very excited!
Last week for the first time in 34 weeks it rained heavily in Finglas but this did not stop us from getting on with our work. There was plenty to do indoors. All the seedling needed watering, cosmos, calendula, sunflower, lobelia, cherry tomatoes, sage, peas, beans, this list goes on! For the participants this is considered a very important job and is completed without request.
Then we went on to the transplanting task at last, every week people were asking can we but them in bigger pot, can we, can we!! Elaine transplanted the calendula she had sown and went on to do the cherry tomatoes. Eddie was eager to do the Livingston daises he had sown earlier in April. We went through the steps involved in this process, taking great care to pick each seedling up with the cotyledon leaves (the cotyledons or seed leaves are the first leaves the seedling produces) after loosening the roots with a dibber.
All was going well until Eddie realises there was about 300 plus seedling needing transplanting. Of his own admission Eddie realised he may have over sown the daises. After transplant over 50 seedlings Eddie vowed to read the seed packet and follow the handouts more closely next time. The positive aspect that came from this experience was that Eddie’s concentration level went form sporadic to long lasting and determent.
Not every on is an in door person and Ian couldn’t wait to go out to earth up the potatoes, do a bit of weeding and review the bamboo he planted last week. It was great to see him out in the poring ran and his new wellies!
We had a new participant join the group, Pauline. I am always delighted when a new member joins the group. I hope Pauline will really enjoy her time at the garden and we can help Pauline achieve her goals.