Sunday, March 1, 2015

What's Harvesting at the WBCG?

Good question! With that first delicious dew of the season on the 27th, Autumn is just around the corner, and high-summer crops are seeing their end. We are just now farewelling the tomatoes, witnessing the demise of our zucchini crops to the wiles of powdery mildew and the hardening-off of our corn.

Bush beans
Amaranth and companion flowers
What's on offer now to the seasonal gardener are festoons of chilli, capsicum, bush beans, and amaranth.

Eggplant
Pumpkins...perhaps Jap?
We've also got pumpkins peeking through the understory (although with the rate that they are growth, glaring might be a more appropriate verb).

Then there are also the eggplants of various shapes and sizes bejewelling the plots of plotters and the garden beds of the communal crew.

Last but not least - and in a few weeks, mind - we'll welcome the coveted mouth-puckering freshness of the Tomatillo (see below).
Tomatillo!

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We're working together for a vibrant, sustainable network of community gardening locations in Moreland.

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!
  1. To bring people together.
  2. To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
  3. To provide somewhere where people can do some physical activity, relax and enjoy themselves
  4. To encourage sustainable gardening
  5. To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food