Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Another Working Bee down and the latest.

Thanks to those that attended the latest working bee on the 18th of June, please put the 16th of July in your diaries as the date for the next one. They say many hands make light work and this time we even had lots of little hands with some of our younger gardeners digging in, thanks to Gabrielle, Tash, Jai and Tali for helping out. Thanks to Jeff the president of the gardens for organising lunch.

On the garden front some of the more overgrown beds were worked over giving their new owners a reprieve in the setting up process, and as such we would like to welcome Sylvanvale Foundation to the gardens who will be taking up one bed and now join the team from Wesley Disability Services on site.

After the GE Money visit the herb garden was given something of a makeover and has since been planted out with some new plants, presently we still have the following growing and cropping :
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Dill
  • Marjoram
  • Chervil
  • Lemon Balm
  • Coriander
  • Nettles
  • Tarragon (russian)
  • Vietnamese Mint
The recently planted herbs are:
  • Italian Parsley - now picking
  • Curly Parsley
  • Celeriac
  • Chives
  • Rosemary - in a couple of borders only so far
  • Mint
  • Bay Leaves
  • Oregano - Variegated

If you are wondering what people are growing and picking in the garden the list below should give you an inkling as to the productivity of the gardens at present, and going through our first winter.
  • Leeks
  • Spring Onions
  • Beetroot - Purple/Orange
  • Parsnips
  • Bok Choy
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage - red - savoy
  • Daikon Radish
  • Fennell
  • Lettuce
  • Kailan
  • Sprouting Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Broad Beans
  • Spinach/Silverbeet
  • Russian Kale
Other happenings:

A big thankyou goes out to the folk at Carrington Centennial Care for the welcome they extended to myself this week when i spoke at their residents meeting with regards to visiting and sharing the gardens.

Happy Gardening


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