The baby birds have fledged, the spinach, coriander and pak choi are rapidly going to seed and the beans and squash are climbing fast. Time to start watering (more on that in this month’s FishHead magazine) particularly containers, sow some carrots and beetroot, more salad and more beans. I’ve planted out corn seedlings and sown some more corn outside this week too. Picked our first three mini zucchinis which are doing well in tyres full of compost. The more compost we incorporate into our soil when we plant cucumbers, zucchini, corn, beans and all the other summer ‘fruiting’ crops, the better they will grow and the less we’ll need to water. Any greens that go to seed can go on the compost heap, plus weeds and lawn clippings. Always water the heap well, keep it covered and turn it at least once (watering again if it’s dry). If you want to know more about compost come to next Tuesday’s ‘composting for beginners‘ workshop from 6-7.30pm. The last course this year will be a Fresh Food Garden on Sunday 8 December 12.30-5.30pm. Previous participants said:
Fabulous – very informative.
Friendly and warm people, open and hospitable.
Fantastic fun. A must-do course.
Hands-on experience. Encouraging and inspiring.
Relaxed, beautiful setting. Great content.
If you want to know about vege gardening you must go on this course.
Great! Do it.
Aw, shucks, thanks.