Producers' Plants On Campus
A few months ago, the Producers weeded and cleared out the garden beds on campus to make room for new plants to grow.
Seeds and seedlings were planted along this garden bed including a range of fruits and vegetables in hopes of bringing a bit of greenery and fresh produce to the university.
As you can see, over these few months, our seedlings have grown a lot. Some are even on their way to fruit!
Here are our berry plants. Our raspberry and blackberry plants have grown a fair bit!
We also have a herb section planted in the beds with rosemary and others like oregano and mint growing! As these bushes grow they can easily be harvested and act as a perfect accompaniment or centrepiece to a meal.
This chilli plant has started to produce chillies. You can actually see how they turn from a pale green to a bright red as they ripen which is super cool. I hope you can handle spice as this is sure to keep you warm this winter!
Lastly, this is our green house which we constructed a couple of months ago. The green house allows for seeds to grow. It enables warmth and humidity to be controlled which is beneficial for plants that are just beginning to sprout and need some protection. The plastic covering protects it from any pests and the fluctuating temperatures while still allowing sun to enter energising our plants!
Overall it has been a great month for our plants, with some fruiting already. We can't wait to see what next month brings!