Garden Group

Tending the pumpkin patchAnnie44Sun, 02/12/2012 - 2:42pm
Checking the pumpkins

Establishing a garden is very much a process of trial and error. The weather, seed stock, soil, pests and diseases are just a few of the factors at work. Plants that do well one season may fail the next.

The first planting in the community garden was largely an experiment to establish what would do well in the environment. Many of the plants were donated by local residents and gladly, there have been very few failures.

Herbs ready for picking now are basil, mustard greens, coriander, sage and chives. In the vegetable garden are...

mpicklesMon, 29/10/2012 - 1:52pm

From the community garden ready for spring cutting are cut-and-come-again salad greens in patio pots.

Chemical free. Mustard, parsley, rocket and cress.
$15 for large pots and $10 for smaller ones.

Call into the garden on Wednesdays 8am - 10 am or phone Maria on 0249973045

Shading the young plantsAnnie44Sun, 21/10/2012 - 1:28pm
Hard at work on the garden

The garden group are delighted with their first planting of potatoes, pumpkin, zucchini, salad greens, garlic chives, celery, spring onions, peas, beans and cucumber.

After a month of hard work making compost and preparing the beds, the seedlings are shooting up and have managed to survive a couple of very hot days. The beds are quite exposed, so shade cloth has now been erected to protect the young shoots during the hottest part of the day.

As this...

Young gardenermpicklesMon, 08/10/2012 - 4:36pm

Wednesday mornings 9am -11 am and the first saturday for the month are the current regular days for working in the community garden.

Last Wednesday was a hot planting day and Quinn from Stockton in the Cove on holiday visited to plant fennel, pumpkins and greens. Quinn was a converted ambassador and reported to his brother that the community garden was a good place to make new friends and get free seeds by swapping from his collection.

Visiting children and others are welcome.

Compost turning : Every second day - Tuesday 9th,Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th...

Surprise!!!mpicklesWed, 26/09/2012 - 1:39pm

The brand new raised garden beds came with protectors so that people working the garden would not harm themselves on the sharp edges.

Sometime between Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 someone has removed the edging from all three of the raised garden beds.

Whoever has stolen them please return or if you know of who did ask them on our behalf to return them to the garden.

Anyone for breakfast?Annie44Tue, 18/09/2012 - 2:58pm
The BBQ in full swing

North Arm Cove residents showed their support for the Community Garden Network on election day, 8 September. In excess of $650 was raised, with a total profit of over $350. In addition, the Community Centre Management Committee generously donated $200. A very big thank you for these much needed funds.

mpicklesMon, 03/09/2012 - 6:03pm

The Garden Beds donated by Great Lakes Council have arrived and are now installed.

A big thankyou to David Bortfield, Drew Martin and the Council workers who have supported the start up of the garden and of course our local Hall Committee members and the Community Garden Network.

We are hoping to raise enough funds to buy some quality soil to fill the beds and buy some implements.

If you would like to be involved in the garden come along to the Hall this Saturday where members will be cooking breakfasts for a fund raiser. Or contact...

Hard at work making compostAnnie44Thu, 23/08/2012 - 3:49pm
Work starts on the compost heap

Our North Arm Cove community gardeners haven’t been idle while the garden is coming together. The experimental “18 day compost” has proved to be a great success and we now have enough to start the garden beds.

The recipe for this compost comes from permaculture expert, Geoff Lawton. It is very is simple and can be used at home. You can find the recipe at http://permaculture.org.au/author/Geoff%20Lawton . Some of the members have already started their own personal compost heaps using Geoff’s formula.

This week, work will start on a giant worm farm, with an...

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