Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Spring garden preparations

Finally, we are having some warm Spring days and the garden is waking up from its winter sleep.  In the Food Garden we are raising the beds with layers of green wet, brown dry and compost with a little bone meal added.  Once the bed is mulched with sawdust or straw, we transplant seedlings or sow Bush/Dwarf/French beans and carrots directly into the bed.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Winter garden

Not much has been happening in the garden these past few months, mainly due to the cold, wet weather.  With August around the corner, we can already feel the new, Spring energy in the air and it feels like the plants (and us humans) are awakening from a long, winter sleep!

This week Sarah has been propagating cuttings of some of the indigenous flowerering shrubs to start a nursery.  We have 2 local volunteers who are busy learnng the ropes (or should I say 'plants'?)  

In the Food Garden, summer crops have been sown this week, as well as corn, gem squash and pumpkins planted directly into beds.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Visitors from the USA

Eco-tourists from USA came to see the gardens this week.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Home Gardens! ... our new vision!

February 2012: Home Garden No. 2

March 2012: Home Garden No. 3

January 2012: Home Garden No. 1
A food garden at every home, starting with those in Woodwind Circle, and extending to greater Steenberg... that's our new vision for 2012 and beyond!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Councillor visits the gardens

Ivan takes the new Councillor on a tour of the gardens

Friday, January 27, 2012

Summer Harvest ... part 1

Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes!

Tomatoes ripening on windowsill at home

Over-sized courgette!  This is what happens when you blink your eyes at them!

Harvest of potatoes, tomatoes and our first cucumbers!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hidden treasure ... our first potatoes of 2012!

We proved that the mulch-method produces more potatoes, and bigger sizes too!

Seed bed being sown for autumn planting.