Big Dig 2016

Friends of the Earth Falkirk
The Big Dig
Saturday 2nd April 2016
We were blessed with the weather at our Bean Row urban vegetable plot, and also by having a good number of our gardening group present - namely Norman, Fiona, Jean, Simon and Sandra - for the Big Dig 2016.   
We cleared the plot of the remains of last year’s crops and removed several stray foxgloves from the garden. Jean informed us that foxgloves are poisonous and therefore have no place amongst our food crops. They were relocated to the flower border where they may help to control the rampant crocosmia …
Once the soil had been turned over we planted potatoes, red onions, garlic, and of course, our signature beans. These will all be used to produce food for our Soup and Stovies Day in August, so here’s hoping for agreeable growing conditions over the summer and helping hands to remove the weeds.
Many passers-by stopped to chat and offer gardening tips and, as ever, we enjoyed talking about our successful vegetable plot and our other Falkirk gardens at Arnot Street, Kings Court and outside Asda in Newmarket Street.
At lunchtime, refreshments were provided by Norman, including vegan oat biscuits, Fairtrade tea and coffee and his delicious homemade spicy sweet potato, carrot and potato soup.
During the morning Ellisa from the U’ve Pulled café across from the garden brought us much appreciated teas and coffees, and we were also supported by offers from Susan and Stuart from the Bean Row Pottery. We are delighted and proud to be part of the Bean Row community.

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