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GROW YOUR OWN – JULY WORKSHOP
6th June, 2017

STEVE’S SEASONAL GROWING TIPS MAY 2017
9th May, 2017

It’s very easy in autumn, as the weather cools and the obvious seasonal changes occur, to settle into an “I don’t need to do anything until spring” mindset, break out the gluhwein and sit by the fire. Yet there is a lot we can do in the garden now that will both provide us with something to eat over winter and set us up nicely for spring – gardeners should always be thinking a couple of seasons ahead.

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SEEDLINGS AT THE CO-OP MAY
9th May, 2017

Our lovely local growers will be back in May with lots of ready-to-plant chemical-free seedlings for you to buy. Drop by for a chat, find out what they’re planting, and get some local chemical-free plants for your winter veggie garden.

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STEVE’S SEASONAL GROWING TIPS APRIL 2017
11th April, 2017

What an awesome beginning to autumn it’s been. Everything is looking really green, the mushrooms are just everywhere and the temperature is just right for autumn planting.

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AUTUMN SEEDLINGS AT THE CO-OP
11th April, 2017

Get your winter veggie garden kick-started with some lovely locally grown seedlings on sale at the Co-op ready to plant now.

Robin Johnson – Saturday 15th April 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

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GROW YOUR OWN APRIL
15th March, 2017

STEVE’S SEASONAL GROWING TIPS MARCH 2017
15th March, 2017

One of the central concepts in organic growing is feed the soil, not the plant. The idea is that if you work on building soils through organic processes (as opposed to synthetic ones), you provide plants with the conditions they require for healthy growth. Healthy soils lead to vigorous plants, which are less susceptible to pest and disease attacks. So, it’s always compost season.

Which leads me to one of the most asked questions I receive: “How do you make compost? Mine is all smelly and I can never use it.”

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WHERE DOES YOUR GREEN WASTE GO?
15th March, 2017

Council green bin and green waste truck dumping its load

Did you know that our green waste is trucked out west of the mountains to be processed?

We asked Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) to explain the process and rationale for our green waste processing, and Co-op member and internationally renowned permaculture guru Rowe Morrow to share her thoughts about the approach and its long term impact.

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HOW TO ERADICATE MONTBRETIA CORMS
15th March, 2017

Montbretia growing in the bush plus close up of rhizome and corms

Montbretia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora) is a horticultural hybrid plant that has escaped into bushland areas and become a hard-to-eradicate weed, out-competing native plants. In the Blue Mountains it is classed as a noxious weed.

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HOW TO COMPOST WEEDS BY LYNDAL SULLIVAN
15th March, 2017

None of your weeds need to go to landfill or be removed from your garden for processing. They can all be composted, including seeds and tubers (except Montbretia corms*). This hot composting method will compost down your weeds in about 3 months.

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