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Hello bath.social from Dry Arch Growers! A local co-operative community allotment in Bathampton.

This is an experiment to see what it might be like to have a profile on here, hoping other people, and other growers might be interested in seeing what we're up to.

Let us know if there is any other kind of content you'd enjoy seeing πŸ˜ƒ πŸ† πŸ… 🌿 πŸ₯•

Posts for this account are (currently) by bath.social/@nick

... some beans for seeds (or drying to eat? not sure), planted a bed of za chi (how to spell?) which is a great early spring vegetable - one of the first things to have a bit of substance....

... and mustard as a green manure (hoping it doesn't germinate/pollinate/seed/whatever)...

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Snippets from today: people selecting some produce to take home, nice orange pumpkin-y squash things (what a lovely colour!), and some artistic onion shot πŸ§…

... and a little window into some of our organising systems.

Most things are shared in an "organic" way, but onions are counted and rationed out, with a sheet of paper to mark off how many we've each taken so far.

And here's our current growing plan. We rotate things round each time, and try some experiments here and there.

We're going to trial a bed for the first time (too good to be true?).

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β˜€οΈ Getting to the end of some of the summer abundance now.... enjoying it still while it lasts...

... those potatoes gave us some laughs with their shapes.

And some people photos! Digging and sorting potatoes before the rains come and make them all wet again.

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Some of the latest stuff up here...

Purpley stuff (is that kale, or purple sprouting broccoli @dans??), some squash/pumpkin thing, greengages (king of plums!), and pink fir apple potatoes, yum!

Enjoying the summer abundance season. Apples and blackberries are absurdly plentiful, but let's not forget to appreciate them! ❀️ 🍏

Also, the first of the sweetcorn is ready! 🌽 ... just about to eat some for dinner.

... and many many courgettes (grating them and making patties is a things to do with them). The joy of actually tasty tomatoes (as opposed to "water encased in a red covering" that you get in the supermarkets).

Many onions drying now, and some of the first aubergines coming (I never saw white ones before... it makes the American term "eggplant" seem very appropriate).

Shallots, potatoes, watermelons, and apples. Oh, the joy of the summer abundance! 😎 πŸ‰ πŸ₯” 🍎 πŸ§…

Digging out potatoes is super satisfying, like finding GOLD!! ⛏️ πŸ₯”

The apples seem amazingly abundant too, couldn't fit any more on the tree 🍏 🌳

On Sunday we continued birthday celebrations for @Verona with everybody bringing a salad dish.

And some nice veg coming up now! Lots of courgettes, cucumbers, potatoes and onions. Tomatoes are on their way with lots of lovely basil between the plants.

One of our member-growers yesterday with a nice bag of sweet peas and juicy blackcurrants.

A jolly day of sun and rain up at Dry Arch yesterday.

Some beautifully coloured beetroots came up, nearly at the end of the broad beans now, second round of new potatoes, courgettes, and nasturtiums (edible!).

And then some artfully arranged produce on the table thanks to @Verona πŸ˜ƒ 🌻

Hello bath.social from Dry Arch Growers! A local co-operative community allotment in Bathampton.

This is an experiment to see what it might be like to have a profile on here, hoping other people, and other growers might be interested in seeing what we're up to.

Let us know if there is any other kind of content you'd enjoy seeing πŸ˜ƒ πŸ† πŸ… 🌿 πŸ₯•

Posts for this account are (currently) by bath.social/@nick

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