It certainly has been quite a cold winter – but no complaints. We have had a nice amount of rain over the cooler months and of course the cooler temperatures make gardening that much more enjoyable.
Our members have been turning up each Sunday enthusiastic and ready to work. There has also been the rewarding task of picking quite a nice amount of produce at the end of the day to share amongst the members.
Our snow peas are producing well at the moment along with our purple peas. We are busily pickling beetroot from the garden and enjoying some nice fresh cabbages.
We have had a visiting predator to our garden recently pulling out our baby carrots, baby spinach, lettuce and spring onions and obviously enjoying their find. Cannot assign blame anywhere as no solid proof is available. However, we do have our suspicions.
Our potatoes are looking extremely healthy and we are looking forward to digging up some nice “spuds” in the coming weeks.
Spring is just around the corner and hopefully we have a few more months of pleasant weather for gardening before the heat of summer sets in. Our flowering basil is still attracting the bees and we should be able to harvest some seeds when the plant dries.
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.