How to Handle Herbs

From the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club

Coronavirus restrictions permitting, the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club meets at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, in Trundle Street on the 4th March and 1st April.

The guest speaker for March is Debbie Aitcheson from the Chilli Patch in Minden. She will talk about herbs in conjunction with alternatives to use when what the recipe requires is not available. Sometimes when these plants are going to seed or are out of season, dried or frozen substitutes do not give the desired flavours – Debbie has advice about solving this problem. At past meetings, Debbie has delighted those present with samples of her cooking. Who knows if she’ll have more tasty morsels to sample?!

The main activities for February are mowing and controlling weeds. Most areas around this district are receiving some rain so watering is needed only when necessary. Keep up mulching the garden to save evaporation.  Also prune Hibiscus and other shrubs that were pruned heavily last year. If you prefer to raise your own vegetable and flower seedlings start preparation now. Pansies, cineraries, petunias, allysum and snapdragons are some annuals to consider. In the vegetable line there’s beetroot, cabbage, sweet corn and celery

The meeting commences immediately after morning tea which is served at 9.45 a.m. Visitors and new members are most welcome. For more information, please phone the president, Pat, on 3356 1256.    

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