Wednesday, January 25, 2012

An Australian Way

Organic Gardening that is!
This weekend as well as having some of our produce displayed for the public at the Kiama Show, we will ... as we do.... relentlessly carry on planting lots more produce.  Hopefully we'll catch up on the holiday month when we planted little, knowing that maintaining new crops was going to be difficult.  Come February though, it's all systems go!

Join in this Saturday (morning only) beginning work at 0830 am:

  •  Turning Hot Compost – able bodied folk required! 
  •  Preparing beds and planting new seedlings 
  •  Harvesting 
  • Continuing our assault on problem ladybirds 
  • Enjoying each others company at morning tea.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Working bee on Saturday 21st Jan

Hello all,

Lots has been happening in the garden as well as the wonderful growth of the veggies. The fruit trees are doing really well. We will have to look at pruning them soon. Anyone with pruning skills would be very welcome.

The Pergola has been undergoing a its first round of maintenance with Steve sanding and oiling it. It is looking great. Thank you Steve.

Eddie has been taking superb care of the worms. They are looking very healthy. Great job Eddie.

We now have a black board which is for gardeners to write notes for other gardeners about areas that have been watered, plants that need harvesting or any other communication about the status of the garden.

This Saturday we will be:

1) Re-oiling the pergola

2) Planting seed (lettuce and brassicas)

3) Harvesting

4) Weeding

5) Watering

6) Starting work on the shade house

7) Sharing a cuppa

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A new year well met

Friday evening was a wonderful sharing of delicious food and wonderful company. Thank you to all who brought food and joined in the celebration.

The garden is rather dry but bursting with lots of lovely produce (including many mammoth zucchinis). Gardeners are encouraged come and do some watering mid week and take at least one zucchini home with them. The black board is now up so please note where you watered and what day so we can water the whole garden effectively.

Jobs for Saturday:

Beginning at 8.30 am

· Continue work on the preparations to oil the pergola

· Watering

· Weeding

· Harvesting

· Topping up mulch (straw) on any areas where it is too thin.

· Test how well our mulcher performs on Bana Grass.

· Share a cuppa and good company.

As usual, please park at the leisure centre car park and wear sturdy enclosed shoes.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

This Friday and Saturday

Greetings, and thanks for helping our garden flourish in its first year.
With a fresh New Year to greet - and much work to contemplate...
What better way to start than with a shared meal and drinks on Friday 6 January.

Bring some food to share, and your choice of drink,
(plates, cups, eating utensils, tea and coffee will be available at the garden)
We will be gathering from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
It should be a great night.

Jobs for Saturday 7th January
1) Mount the new message board
2) Clean up the garden (weeding and pruning)
3) Start a new Hot Compost
4) Set up olive barrels for composting spoiled fruit & veg
5) Harvest, harvest, harvest
6) Share a new years cuppa and catch up