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our new roof garden

We had a bit of a treat at the end of last week when Mike from Rocket Gardens came in to help us set up a veggie patch on the roof of fruit towers. It's something we've wanted to do for a while now and our Janel was amazing in getting everything ready for our very own office Eden. As you can see Janel is pretty excited that it all came together.

Here's Mike from Rocket Gardens with a bag of his trusty worm cast. Great for courgettes he tells us. Mike grew all the seedlings we planted and even knocked up the flowerbeds. Thank you Mike, you're the best. His wife was ready to give birth at any point too, so we hope he got back home in time.

The produce is looking good enough to eat already, although perhaps a little more patience is needed.

Mike also wouldn't tell us what one of the plants was. We're all pretty keen to find out, although if you can tell from the picture please don't let us know as we all like a good surprise.

 

 

 

 

some special news

We’re dead chuffed to be the official juice and smoothie of the London 2012 Olympic Games. To celebrate, we’re hosting our very own Fruit Sports Day in Regent's Park on Sunday 22nd July, and if our Village Fetes are anything to go by, it’s going to be a very good do.

On the day you can to test your balance in the 100m lemon and spoon, your endurance in the sloe bike race, and your ability to run in a giant bean costume in the runner bean relay. And if all that sounds like too much hard work then fret not, because there’ll also be lots of great bands performing and delicious, healthy food to munch on. And it’s going to be sunny. We’d love you to come so we wanted to give you first dibs on getting tickets. Click here to bag yourself a spot.

the innocent fruit sports day, 22nd july, regent's park

make your own mini greenhouse

growing seeds in smoothie cartons with little bottles on top

While perusing the internet (on his lunch break of course) our Tim came across this top tip for growing seeds from Friends of the Earth:

"Cut empty plastic bottles in half and place them over seedlings as individual greenhouses. Very young plants will benefit from the warm micro-climate created beneath the plastic, which also protects them from hungry slugs and snails."

So that’s what he did, using the top of two of our smoothie bottles. We'll keep you posted on his plants' progress.