Gardening Project

Head Gardener, Morgan Jones:

When me, Gethin, Rees, Christy and the twins (Chris & Anthony) arrived at TARAGGAN allotments on Tuesday, Kyle Richards told us we’d be planting onions.

We went into the polytunnel, and I couldn’t believe how hot it was in there. There were lots of plant pots for us to fill, so we filled them to the top, but made sure there was also enough room to put an onion bulb in. Once we’d finished filling every pot up and placing the bulbs into the compost it was time to go back to the YMCA for some lunch.

Following this, as the sun was shining brightly, we went for a walk through the Bargoed Woodlands and back to the office. When everyone got back to the YMCA, we were all absolutely exhausted. I had nothing to moan about because I love walking, and getting out in the fresh air is so lovely.

Gardening

Head Gardener Morgan Jones:

The first thing me, Gethin, Chris, Anthony, and Christy did at our TARAGGAN allotments this week was to get cracking with filling all the plastic trays with soil. As Head Gardener it was my job to keep checking that everyone was doing their bit. Thank you to Kyle for another educational session; we can’t wait to see everything grow in the following months.

Tuesday Group Activities

Head Gardener Morgan Jones:

At TARAGGAN Educational Gardens & Nursery yesterday, me, Rees Powell and the twins Christopher & Anthony Davies planted sunflower seeds. We filled the pots with soil, added the seeds, and covered the seeds with more soil.

When we got back to the office, it was craft time. Cheryl Smith had brought in materials, so everyone could decorate/design their own Easter bunny. We also made chocolate rice crispy cakes.

Gardening at TARAGGAN

Head Gardener Morgan Jones:

When I had a look at the weather forecast for Tuesday, I was disappointed to see that rain was forecast for the majority of the day. When Christy said “we’re going up the allotments now” I was pretty surprised because at the time it was hammering down outside. When we got to TARAGGAN allotments me, Gethin, Rees, Anthony and Chris went inside the bottle shed to plant broccoli seeds, courgette seeds, and parsley seeds into tubs. This was much better than being outside and getting drenched like drowned rats. In a few weeks when we go back up to TARAGGAN me and everyone else are hoping to see progress with the seeds. Fingers crossed each of the seeds will have some growth.

Gardening

This report was written by Head Gardener Morgan Jones:

Yesterday, Christy Taylor, Gethin Chamberlain, Rees Powell, Chris & Anthony Davies, and I worked on our garden plots at TARAGGAN Educational Gardens & Nursery. As always, my job as head gardener was to make sure everyone followed the correct rules and behaved appropriately.

After we were told by Kyle Richards what we were planting, everyone put their gloves on and we planted four different types of seeds (cauliflower, oregano, pepper & tomato). As always, once we’d finished using the tools, our job was to clean the dirt from the equipment.

Gardening at TARAGGAN

This is a write-up from our Head Gardener, Morgan Jones:

At Caerphilly People First this week, me, Christy, Gethin, Rees, Hannah, and Christopher & Anthony went to TARAGGAN allotments. This was our first visit after the winter break.

Whilst we were there, myself and my colleagues planted carrot seeds and coriander seeds. Before going back to the YMCA, as Head Gardener my job was to clean every tool we’d used and store them back in the shed.

Gardening

This report was written by our head gardener Morgan Jones.

It was nice to be back up the allotments in TARAGGAN this week after missing out last week because of the bad weather. The first thing Gethin, Rees, Conor, Christopher, Anthony and myself did was pick up the tools we needed from the shed, then we planted Allium bulbs. I thought everyone contributed really well and did their bit this week, and each of them deserve a pat on the back.

Gardening

This week at TARAGGAN Educational Gardens & Nursery, Kyle Richards and Sam showed our volunteers how to plant bulbs. We all had a go at planting daffodils, snowdrops and mixed crocus. Snowdrops and daffodils are amongst the first plants to flower in late winter and early spring, and the plants will look great decorating the borders of the plots when they bloom. If you would like to volunteer with us we are at TARAGGAN every Tuesday morning from 10.30am.

Gardening

This report was written by our head gardener, Morgan Jones:

When I arrived at TARAGGAN Educational Gardens and Nursery, I told everyone what their job was. Usually it’s me Gethin, Rees, Chris, Anthony and Connor who work on the plots, but because there was a meeting in the office, it was just me, Chris, Anthony and Connor at the allotments this week. We planted garlic cloves and covered them with soil, and the garlic will be ready for us to pick next August.

Gardening

Yesterday at TARAGGAN Educational Gardens & Nursery our volunteers continued working hard on the plots, weeding and preparing them to plant garlic next week. The group also harvested our raspberries and shared them out in the office when we returned.


Thank you Kyle Richards for helping to prepare the plot for planting the garlic, and for showing our new volunteer Connor how to use the tools correctly. If you would like to volunteer with us we are at TARAGGAN every Tuesday morning from 10.30am.