Gardening During the Hotter Months

From The Hills Organic Garden Community

The Hills Organic Garden

It was a welcome relief to receive some good rain and lower temperatures over the Christmas/New Year period. 

The HOG garden always thrives so much better on rain water and the eggplants and cucumbers have produced some wonderful crops. The beans have also done well but aphids have been somewhat of a problem with the snake beans.

It is really a matter of maintenance over these hotter months and, of course, with the rain comes the weeds! So weeding the beds, mowing and whipper snipping have been necessary to keep the garden looking good over the last few weeks.

The members of HOG are very proud of their Community Garden and strive to keep it looking tidy and an inviting place to come and work as well as welcoming visitors. 

There are only a couple of months of really hot weather to endure and then the group will start preparing the beds for their winter crops.  This is an exciting time for members as they decide what to plant.

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 their beautiful garden.

Members meet on a Sunday afternoon during the summer months from 3.30 p.m. to 5p.m.  Some members also attend the garden through the week to water and do general maintenance. 

The garden can be found 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. 

For more information, visit www.hog.org.au, or find them on Facebook or phone 0407 582 980.

We look forward to meeting you.

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