It was perfect gardening weather and we had just the right workshop scheduled! Today Ian Hodgson, a cheeky chappy from Accrington’s Prospects Foundation kicked off a 6 week course on container gardening. To break the course up we will be going out on 2 visits, one to some local allotments and the other to a community garden in Accrington.
We learnt some of the tricks and knacks of different soils, pots and tools and made out a wish list of things we would like to grow from seed.
The group each planted four seeds and took them home to germinate (in a warm, sunny place, indoors). We learnt about depth to sow, flowering and harvest times. All very educational!
I think we all were very enthused and for myself I went to a garden centre on the way home and bought some bits so I could do more that evening at home in the sunny weather.
Looking forward to next week.