A great day was had by all on Sunday 1st July at the Hexham Middle School garden. TT advertised the ‘gardening and picking’ day with notices at the Wentworth Edible Hexham beds, and through the TT email list, and Elizabeth announced to the Hexham East Residents’ Association that there were strawberries ready for picking .
We worked and picked from 11.00 til 1.00, then we were all too hot and went home. Hundreds of strawberries were picked, a couple of punnets of gooseberries, and a few redcurrants – there should be many more of all these fruits in the next couple of weeks. Many thanks are due to Elizabeth and Richard who have tended the garden so well – strawberries sitting on straw, and delightful brick-lined paths through the beds.
There were broad beans ready too, lots of herbs, and some runner beans somewhat struggling in the hot dry weather. The plum and apple trees are looking very healthy and the fruits seem to be in some profusion, so we’ll want to do an autumn picking!
Potatoes are in flower, and I imagine will be ready for digging in late July or early August. We’ll plan another group ‘gardening and picking’ day for Sunday 5th August, 12 noon until 2.00pm. Put it in your diaries.