Garlic


Inspired by planting bulbs on the first day of the winter wonderland course
I thought I’d try a few at home, of course your supposed to raise bulbs from those supplied by seed centres as they’d be free from diseases
but i had a few organic ones left over from the supermarket which were beginning to sprout, so ever the optimist thought I’d just plant them and see what happens
Theres no proper beds in my small back garden, so i thought i’d try them in containers
I went for using old strawberry punnets from the summer, it rather irks me that they nearly always end up as landfill
the main drawback with this being that there might be insufficent soil for them to grow to their full size, but best just to try and see
this size container worked ok for my lettuce seeds over the summer

ok rather a dull picture, but i’ll update it if anything happens to sprout!

planting garlic bulbs
garlic is grown from bulbs, break the bulbs up into individual cloves
plant the right way up! the leaves sprout from the top

Plant in mid to late autumn
Planting distance: 7.5 – 10 cm (3-4 in)
Planting depth: 5 cm (2in)
Distance between rows: 30 cm (12 in)
Harvesting: Mid – late summer

Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Sanskrit records show its medicinal use about 5,000 years ago, and it has been used for at least 3,000 years in Chinese medicine. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans used garlic for healing purposes. In 1858, Pasteur noted garlic’s antibacterial activity.
Currently, garlic is used for reducing cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk, as well as for its antineoplastic and antimicrobial properties. good for cleaning the blood!

Garlic was placed by the ancient Greeks on the piles of stones at cross-roads, as a supper for Hecate — a goddess of the wilderness and childbirth, or for protection from demons. The garlic was supposed to confuse the evil spirits and cause them to lose their way.

and vampires!

Plus the rather obvious point that its delicious and is hard to imagine cooking a meal without lobbing in at least a few cloves

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Newhaven Wanderers

This group is a great social opportunity to go for a gentle, short stroll around Newhaven and share stories, local history and discuss new developments happening around the town. This is an accessible walk suitable for any ability and particularly good for those who might not be able to walk long distances.

Managing Anxiety and Depression


The next Managing Anxiety and Depression (MBCT) course will take place in Peacehaven in early 2013.
The course itself takes place over 8 weeks – with an introductory session and follow up session before and after the 8 course weeks
The course itself is free but a small cost is attached for course materials, which will be given out weekly by the tutors, this cost is between £20 & £30 dependent on means
The introductory session for this course will take place on Thursday 24th January from 2.30pm to approx 4pm at The House Project, South Coast Road, Peacehaven
Booking is required for the intro session as spaces are limited. Places for the course itself will be allocated after the intro session has taken place
If you or anyone you know would like to come along please contact me on 01273 311707 or email ronnie@ncda.org.uk, I will then send out the relevant paperwork and session details
Please note this course may not be suitable for those that are currently depressed at this time
I have attached a poster for display where possible
Many thanks
Ronnie

Nursery Christmas Fair

This year we are holding a Christmas Fair on 15th December 12-2pm

We would love you all to join us in some festive cheer, there will be a table top sale, Raffle, Christmas arts and crafts, fun games for all the family, face painting and lots more!! Father Christmas will of course be joining us!

Tables can be hired for £5 (payable on the day)to sell your items, please let me know if you would like to book a table ASAP.

We are also looking for volunteers to helps us on the day to set up, run stalls and clear away at the end of the fair.

We are also in need of items to put into our tombola for example
· Any Unwanted gifts you may have laying around at home

· Food items

· Wine

· Chocolates

· Any other items you may think are suitable

Hope you can all join us!

Please can you forward email to any one I have missed- Thanks

Sarah and Nursery Team J