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Autumn tips from The Edible Garden

workers displaying autumn produce from the edible garden

AUTUMN is upon us and temperatures are finally dropping at The Edible Garden.

HARVESTING

An extended season of warm weather has seen bumper crops of tomatoes, eggplants, zucchinis, and figs this year. The foodies group has been doing some delicious preserving from our seasonal produce. We’ve enjoyed beetroot relish, a kale pesto, a tomato and chill salsa, pickled vegetables and last week a carrot relish was in taste test trials.

PLANTING

The Edible Garden has been propagating and planting our cool season vegies. Lots of peas, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, broad beans, spinach, and herbs have been planted.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Our old rectangular garden beds have been pulled out and new circular garden beds, edged with landscaping pavers are replacing each one. The mandala garden is also now under construction.

ANIMALS IN THE GARDEN

Our resident goats, Basil and Buck, have been keeping us busy with their mischievous ways. Also, keep an eye for a new reptilian resident soon to call The Edible Garden home.

SKILLS IN THE EDIBLE GARDEN

The Edible Garden is a social enterprise of Options Disability Support.

The Edible Garden offers our participants important life and vocational skills, from literacy and numeracy skills, teamwork and communication skills, time management and goal setting through to recognised industry training provided under partnership arrangements with training organisations.

Please do drop in and see what’s new at the gardens and learn more about what changes with each season. We’re at Cottage No.2, The Avenue, Mount Penang Gardens, Kariong.

2018-04-23T10:58:08+00:00April 11th, 2016|