18 May 2012

New Life

Hi All,
My first comment on the blog....bit nervous.....

Shirley (Stop Coal Seam Gas Legendary Shirley) and I planted seeds on Tuesday after chasing chooks with Doug - cheeky girl was crouched down in the furtherest eastern corner.  We planted coriander, garlic chives, rocket, beetroot, cauliflower, climbing snow peas and cos lettuce.  We used all new seeds as our last planting trialled out of date seeds from the little shed, but out of date was true to its words. Following Ange's advice, will plant some of these seeds early next week according to the biodynamic cycle.  I expect these seedlings to be stronger.

We put all of the Tuesday plantings on top of the soil/compost bins to try to catch a bit of sun and will move them today into the mandala space on the rickety table to ensure more warmth.

On Tuesdays, we enjoy the company of some Mums and their little ones (from the PCYC) who are always very excited to chat to the chooks, admire their home and seek out the plump pumpkins, among other things.  Last Tuesday they took great delight in sweeping the beautiful mosaics.  It's become a very special place for them.

In the Nursery, I put a poem on the moon by William Blake to inspire us.  Also in plastic sleeves on a rafter, are some photocopies on some basics of biodynamics - please feel free to borrow. I'm in the process of learning too.

Share the goodness.

2oth of May Autumn WASTE NOT! SWAP 9am till Noon

Early Autumn Greetings,

The weather looks fine so Waste Not! Swap will be happening this Sunday for 9am-12pm down at the Garden.
We will be doing the usual fruit, veg, plant, seed swapping and coffee consuming. I'm bringing a few potted cardamon gingers so if you are into interesting smelling plants, don't arrive too late!

See you there.


John Marsh
Waste Not! Fruit and Veg Swap

16 May 2012

13 May 2012

Hi garden gnomes and fairies - hope you all had a lovely weekend. The mountain of mulch has arrived, Fran and I climbed it, wheeled a fair bit to the NW corner, but the mountain still looms large and  the photo shows a very exhausted Fran, late on Saturday afternoon! See you soon!

08 May 2012

Pics of May Garden Gathering...

High Level discussions ........ .:-}

Wilma & Ange prepare lunch

The Girls have been hard at it!
North West corner get the cardboard treatment before Mulch arrives

Sue makes sure the guys are doing it right

Home grown Soil!

02 May 2012

Monthly Garden Gathering Sunday 6th May

Hi all
There's lots on this weekend but there will be a few of us at The Garden to have a bit of fun, do some gardening and of course and to share some food and conversation over lunch.

We kick off at 10am and go till we feel like we have had enough - normally around 2pm

But feel free to just come spend whatever  time you can to help out or just drop in to say hi or  share some lunch with us.