A Hive of Activity is Underway at HOG

From The Hills Organic Garden Community

The broadbeans are looking mighty healthy at HOG!

Spring is here and the weather is warming up. A good drop of rain would be wonderful for our garden and hopefully this will not be too far away.

Our snow peas have produced very well over the last couple of months but are almost at the end of production. When the plants die back they will be cut up and placed in our compost bay.  

We are just starting to pick our broadbeans from the first crop we planted in May and we have a backup crop which is growing steadily and flowering well. The bees love the flowers on the broadbeans and it is great to see them busily flying about the garden. They also love the basil which is still flowering and will be ready for seed collecting once they dry out.

Our potato plants are gradually dying back which means they are ready to be dug and hopefully we will get a nice lot of potatoes to share amongst our members. The sweet potatoes are also starting to produce. We have just planted some Lebanese cucumbers and a couple of passionfruit plants as well as some rosella plants.  We look forward to some very tasty jam when they start producing.

The HOG community is a friendly group who offer people in the Hills District the opportunity to grow vegetables using organic principles.  Age is no barrier so feel free to come along one Sunday afternoon to have a chat and a look around our beautiful garden.

Our members meet on a Sunday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm. As well, they also attend the garden through the week to water and do general maintenance. 

You will find us at 416 Bunya Road, Bunya next to the Off Leash Dog Park. Membership Fees per year are $15 for adults, $25 for family and $5 for Juniors. 

Visit hog.org.au, search ‘The Hills Organic Garden’ on Facebook or phone 0407 582 980 for information.  We look forward to meeting you.

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