Monday, September 6, 2010

Spring is here, so get those shovels digging!

For us lucky people in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring has arrived. Sort of. Although we have had a few days of mild weather, we have also had lashings of cold and wet-windy storms. Many of us have not seen this much rain for over 10 years.

Regardless of the ups-and-downs of the beginning of Spring, we can start getting excited about our Summer crops! With the good weather, warmer days, nice moist soil, now is the perfect time to work on your Veggie Garden. And if you are a first time Veggie-Producer, you can check out some courses in your area:

If you are in Canberra, the Environment Centre is offering a Permaculture Course.

Topics covered are based on permaculture principles and include:
planning, soil, composting, water, 'where and when to grow what' and
finally ....harvesting !

Dates: 18-Sep-2010 and 25-Sep-2010
Time: 10.00-2.30pm
Teacher: Barbara Schreiner
Where: Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre Cnr
Lawson Circuit and Lennox Crossing, Acton
Cost: $180
Bring: A light lunch...tea/coffee provided
Bookings: info(@)
Payment: In advance by Direct Fund Transfer, cheque or cash.

You can check out your local Growers Society for courses and land:
Canberra Organic Growers
Australian-wide Community Gardens

... and don't forget you can always get some good advice on Garden Blog Networks, such as
Aussie Gardening
Sowing Seeds with Christine Milne 
Peter Cundall's Veggie Patch

Now, I have just got to work on my box-garden. The winter has taken the toll on the veggies (cold soil = no harvest). Hoping they will perk-up with the warmer weather and will get some peas, cauliflower, broccoli and spinach before I plant my summer veggies.

Happy digging!

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