Friday, 29 June 2012

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation.

Its winter, but no reason to hibernate.

Winter on Sydneys' fringes means cool crisp mornings the odd frost and beautiful clear skies, perfect weather for getting into the garden and preparing for spring.
The facts and figures the month of June thanks to BOM whos readings are taken across the river at the airport are:
  • Total rainfall 88mm
  • Max Temp 19.9C
  • Min Temp 0.7C
  • Mean Low 4.9C
  • Mean High 16.7C
We are now over the hump so the days will start to get longer and before you know it the gardens will be a hive of activity after work once more.

Composting and Worms

Two different composting methods
Looking towards spring there is plenty to get on with, mulch your gardens to keep the moisture in, put manure crops in, want to know more, click on Green Harvest. Get some gold old manure into the garden, work in the compost, those leaves lying round put them into your garden. Want to find out more about composting click here for more info. You can also view our composters here.

Local Kookaburras love the Community Garden

You can't talk composting without talking worms and there are some great systems out there, and it depends how big you want to go, but for community gardens one you have to check out is Habitat 360, not a small system but a great unit and modelled off something you may recognise. An old favourite and one used by households and ourselves at the moment is the worm factory, and to get you going you are going to need worms, well kookaburra worm farms have some little fellas you may want to have a look at.

Want to plant some veges, click here for more info and remember Camden is fringing 2 zones, Temperate and Cool Mountain. Be also sure to check out The Veggie Lady, for some great info and resources available to all.

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