'Lock-down' seems to have inspired more gardening at home, including more growing food. Fresh volunteers have stepped up to tend the community food-growing on Steamer quay, and the waiting list for allotments is long.New food-growing guerilla gardens have been spotted here and there in the town. Fairies have been coming unseen to take care of food growing on the Incredible Edible Rockery, and Station food beds, the latter now sporting a willow dragonfly/bee hovering over it.
You must get up early to taste the mange-tout peas on Steamer quay, as the crop is fiercely contested by several local children eager for a few peas!
Red currants and wild strawberries are ripening on the Rockery and herbs are everywhere.
Regular volunteer gardening sessions have started again on Steamer quay planters on Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm, working at respectful distance from each other, but still able to enjoy being able to gather, after nearly 3 months of individuals and families coming at different times to tend these beds.
Please bring your own gardening gloves, and hand tools if you have them.