Over the last month we have been busily preparing our garden beds for planting by adding extra soil, compost, fertiliser and dolomite. We have also been very lucky to have received some very nice rain which has really watered the fertiliser into the soil.
A wonderful crop of beans has just been harvested and shared with our members. The beans are now finished and ready to be mulched back into the garden. The pumpkin crop has also been plentiful and also great to share amongst the members.
Planting has begun in earnest with Beetroot, Snow Peas, Pak Choy, Spinach, Lettuce, Potatoes, Kale, Egg Plant, Climbing Beans, Broccolini, Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Brussel Sprouts being planted. The soil is still warm, so the plants should be able to establish a good root system before the colder weather arrives.
At the moment, the herb garden has flowering basil which is attracting the bees, society garlic (which has beautiful lavender flowers which are edible), thyme, tarragon, mother of herbs and garlic chives.
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.
Members meet on a Sunday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm. Some members also attend the garden through the week to water and carry out 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.