Mr Scarecrowavitch’s Garden News Update

It has all been happening at the Mitzvahs and Marrows garden of late and there is much to tell.  Not only have the Mitzvahs and Marrows group been working away in their own garden but also helping out at the new Rainbow Project allotment in Headingley.

So ‘local’ stuff first I think, I am delighted as a scarecrow to be there to protect emerging plants and veggies from birds wanting a snack!  The newest veggies on show at the mo’ are asparagus peas.  Amazingly they have withstood frost, deluges of rain, and attempted slug attacks – all thwarted by me (OK, maybe the Mitzvahs and Marrows group did their bit too).  The asparagus pea is a delightful vegetable with (as the name suggests) a hint of an asparagus flavour.

Asparagus Pea in Flower

Asparagus Pea in Flower

Asparagus Pea ready to pick

Asparagus Pea ready to pick

 

 

 

 

 

And so what have the Mitzvahs and Marrows group been up in Headingley? Along with other members of the Welfare Board they helped out the fledgling allotment for the Rainbow Project.  There is still much to do there but I made sure the Mitzvahs and Marrows group lived up the ‘mitzvah’ part of their name and did their bit;)

Weeding was done in a few of the raised beds and then some lovely yellow raspberry canes were planted.  They don’t look like much now, just stumpy sticks in the ground, but come next summer/autumn there will (hopefully) be sweet and delicious yellow raspberries to pick.

Well that’s all for now from your favourite Jewish scarecrow 🙂