Community Fund – COCA – July update

Times flies when you are growing veggies! Another month has passed, and it’s time to celebrate the end of the hungry gap. This month we harvested cabbage, sprouting broccoli, carrots, beetroot, chard, three different types of kale, potatoes, radishes, courgettes lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and French beans for our weekly organic veg boxes.

Besides the sowing, transplanting, harvesting and weeding (a mammoth job in itself!), a lot of work has gone into reviving COCA’s fruit area. Equipped with gloves, sickles and a strimmer we won the war against nettles, brambles and grass and the blackcurrants and raspberries have been freed so that out members can now pick their own berries.

Despite all the good news, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Blight got to our potatoes and all foliage had to be removed to save the crop. More news from the (battle)field: the “caterpillar squishing squad” (aka our WWOOFers) has been active to combat cabbage white butterfly and to save our courgettes and squashes we have received special permission from the Soil Association to use organic slug pellets. 

Sneak Peek for August: We are holding our annual Harvest Party on the 18th and 19th of August. Let’s get together for some great live music, talks, walks, food, drink and much more, everybody is welcome!