Category Archives: Spring

Winter planting #3: Broad beans

Against the odds, we harvested a few handfuls of broad beans a couple  of weeks ago. Why against the odds ? First of all, they had no sun over winter, and then, once they finally started powering upwards in spring, they got attacked by aphids.  Nasty.

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Between season jobs

In spite of a severe lack of sunlight, our garden has survived the winter and with the a bit of extra daylight over the past few weeks, the leafy greens are flourishing. I’ve had several meals out of our spinach, kale, sliver beet and even the beetroot leaves.

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From bare dirt to flowers

With another working bee coming up soon, I thought it was time to inspire us all (not that we need inspiration!) with some more photos.

These track our achievements since the first raised beds were set up in late September.

If you click on one picture, it will start a slideshow.

Spring developments

There have been a number of garden group developments over the past few weeks. With the warmer weather upon us, this is the perfect time for some vegetable planting and we seem to be on track for spring / summer Broughton Street garden adventures.

Some of the garden updates
• We have constructed two garden beds
• We have collected over 200 bricks. We have started to build a protective barrier around the garden beds – work in progress.
• The two garden beds have been filled with garden soil and topped with mushroom compost.
• Our in-ground mint has been sadly prey to snails over the past couple of months. Egg shells have been put down around three mint clusters in the hope that this will fend off our slithery friends and that we can enjoy home grown mint tea and other delights.
• We have a fly issue with the worm farm. We probably need more worms. The worm farm is currently full with food – so no more scraps necessary at this time.

If you are able to help we need
* egg shells (as many as possible) to dry, crush and put around our mint plants
* more worms for the worm farm

If you would like to join the garden group or want additional information please let me know