Gardening In The Summer Months – What to Grow

A monthly update from The Hills Organic Garden

The HOG had a bumper potato crop

Gardening in summer is sometimes a little challenging due to the extreme weather conditions we often experience along with the unwanted pests and diseases. 

Nevertheless, if you are able to keep the plants well watered during these hotter months, you’ll have a good chance of harvesting some tasty vegetables.  

The crops we tend to cultivate are tomatoes (cherry-types, as they are more pest and disease resistant), capsicums and eggplants. These make for a good start, along with sweetcorn, radish, snake beans, zucchinis and pumpkins. You can also try rosellas and sweet potatoes.

Cabbage harvested from HOG

Upon harvesting, our produce is shared amongst the members who enjoy taking home freshly picked veggies. 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, have a chat and  look around our beautiful garden.

Our members meet on a Sunday afternoon during the summer months from 3pm to 5pm 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.

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