Thursday, 19 July 2018

Pumpkins and Pollinators

We at Granby Toxteth Development Trust are having a very productive year on our allotment so far.

Potatoes and garlic have already come out of the ground and our mini pumpkin patch is starting to show fruits. This is very exciting and will provide us with a warming soup when the winter months come along - maybe we can carve something spooky on them at Halloween, too!

Plants won't produce fruits without their flowers being pollinated by bees and other insects. These love the flowers of plants from the squash family, to which pumpkins belong, but to give them an extra bit of encouragement we're growing big, tall sunflowers again this year. One is taller than me and is a real hit with the bees. 

Look after the wildlife and the wildlife will look after you!