|I am eating the odd autumn raspberry|
The neurons might not yet be firing but one thing we do have in abundance is good craic, everyone is high spirited and happy. Eager to learn and not a bit bothered about getting dirty, so Monday to Friday at least I look forward to seeing them all, and the classes in general are not at all serious or sedate. I keep trying to come up with interesting and fun ways to get them out of the classroom and still deliver the lesson which has led to some memorable moments already!
|Tom, Rose and Ann investigate raspberry on the fruit course|
So what have we been doing this week, apart from laughing our arses off?
Emptying old compost heaps and spreading them on beds cleared for the winter then covering them with black plastic until spring.
Disinfecting work surfaces in the tunnels, washing pots, seed trays and labels for use in spring time.
Putting away propagators to keep them dry over winter
Sowing over wintering onions and garlic (root day today lads, great day for it, tomorrow too)
Getting ready to sow green manures, early flowering sweet peas, edible peas and overwintering broad beans