We had a very productive working bee in the garden yesterday afternoon. Our gardening community tidied up the garden underneath blue sunny skies that defied the weather forecast for hail. It was great to meet new members, John and Ridhi.
Although the garden plots are having a period of slow growth that comes with the cold winter weather, there is still much to be done in the garden in preparation for spring.
Paul and Geoff put their carpentry skills to work putting a roof on our new shelter.
Kerry, Ann and John moved the mulch and spread some on the paths that meander through the kids hideout of shrubs at the rear of the garden.
And Sha, Leanne, Ridhi and I tended the food forest, pulling out the onion weed and trimming the garden border to keep the couch grass at bay.
The kids meanwhile had a lovely time playing amongst the trees, in the mulch pile and around the garden beds.
Our plots are still growing beautiful produce including broad beans, broccolini, mizuna, beetroot, lettuce and kale.
With only 46 days to go to the official start of spring the coming weeks will see an explosion of growth in the garden – we can’t wait!