Thursday, June 13, 2013

What to sow or plant in June

Damp, isn't it?

But don't let that stop you.

Here are a few things you can sow or plant as seedlings now:

  • Broad beans
  • Cabbage
  • Chicory
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Kale (as always!)
  • Lettuce
  • Mizuna
  • Mustard greens
  • Onions
  • Pak choy
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Shallots
  • Silver beet or rainbow chard
  • Spinach.

It's also a splendid time to plant perennials such as asparagus or rhubarb crowns, strawberry runners, and all sorts of deciduous fruits like berries and grape vines. Trees like apples, nectarines, cherries and pears have started appearing as bare-rooted stock in the nurseries now, too, ready to go into the ground and get established before spring.

So go on. A little rain never hurt anyone. Much.

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Our a 100% volunteer-based non-profit community group currently manages two community gardens in West Brunswick and Pentridge a food forest (also in West Brunswick).

Stop and think for 1 minute and you'll come up with at least one good reason for having community gardens all over the place. In case you don't have a minute or need some help, here are our top five!
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  2. To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
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  4. To encourage sustainable gardening
  5. To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food