By Anna Sayburn
We also conferred about watering. Despite the heavy rain, some of the pots needed water and some of the beds looked dry under the big green leaves of rhubarb and courgette. We got chatting and I discovered that my fellow-volunteer had also been motivated by a desire to meet local people, get involved in the community and do something positive for the environment.
To my relief, a seasoned gardener soon appeared in the shape of Robert, who gave us some quick advice before heading off to the Sensible Garden in South Norwood, to prepare for the spectacular opening with Captain Sensible himself. Robert pointed out the enormous courgette/marrow growing in the middle of the bed. We discussed that perennial question, what's the difference between a courgette and a marrow? A quick online search proved that they are one and the same, and its simply a question of size. You learn a lot at the Edible Garden.