Peppers, Pumpkins and Cucamelons

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Summer is nearly over and the rain has finally settled in – but we don’t mind as everything is growing nicely. The nursery has really been coming along with a rainbow range of vegetables coming to your veg boxes soon. We’ve had a whole selection of peppers – big and small – plus a good… Read more »


The 2013 Cricket Match

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Two teams and one cup – there could only be one winner… We’re proud to announce that People and Gardens won the 2013 cricket match against The Eden Project! What a tremendous day we had at our Cricket Match on 1st September. Not only did we retain the Cup but we had lots of fun and… Read more »


Cricket, tomatoes and a visit from Downs Side Up

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As usual it’s been extremely busy at the nursery recently. We had a lovely day with Hayley, Mia and Natty from Downs Side Up. They all really enjoyed being down at the nursery and having a go at planting and picking the tomatoes.  You can read Hayley’s blog about their day here. Everything at the… Read more »


Carrots

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This summer we’ve been growing beautiful orange, yellow, red and purple carrots and some cute tasty, and sweet chubby carrots. Look out for them in your veg bags soon. In celebration of all carrots, whatever their size, shape or colour, here’s a poem by Valerie Worth (from All the Small Poems and Fourteen More). Raw… Read more »


Bag packing at Tesco

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We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who put money into our buckets at Saturday’s Bag Packing in Tesco. We are very grateful and raised a whopping £342. Many thanks also to Sharon, Jess, Helena, Bill, Sara, Timmy, Sean H, Shaun T, Chris, James and Julie for making the bag packing such… Read more »


Fun in the sun

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What a busy time we’ve had recently. June is our busiest month of the year and we have a lot to do with not enough time or people to do it in. If you fancy a bit of planting in our field and have some spare time please let us know and come along and… Read more »


News update – 22 May 2013

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It’s all go at the nursery. Here’s a roundup of our news: We are doing a trial with edible flowers to see if the Eden kitchens would like to use them. Emma has planted some Asparagus Pea plants and Viola called Hollywood Honeys. We have planted up the squashes and gourds for Eden which will be… Read more »


Health and Safety course

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The Health and Safety course for the guys was the first one that we have run down at the nursery. The response we had from the guys was brilliant. Jed Langdon, Eden’s Learning and Development Specialist, delivered the course at a level that all who attended could take part and understand the importance of H&S in the workplace. The… Read more »


Growing Oyster Mushrooms

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The People & Gardens Team are very excited this season to be embarking on a new project. The words coffee and mushrooms are not normally seen in the same sentence but then here at Watering Lane we like to try and be a bit different! We are planning to grow gourmet oyster mushrooms using waste… Read more »


2013 Cricket Match against Eden

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One of our biggest events of the year is our annual cricket match against the Eden Project team. This year it will be held on the 1st September at St Austell Cricket Club. It will be our third competition against Eden and at the moment the score is a draw. As usual there will be… Read more »