“What a beautiful town – so clean, welcoming and lovely”
“I’m going to go home and join our local Community Garden!”
These are some of the many comments visitors take the trouble to note in the CRC visitors book.
The new entrance from the Dumbleyung Bluebird Caravan Park provides direct access to the Community Garden. Visitors are even more impressed with all that is on offer in this thriving community.
The award winning local Community Gardeners wish to share a tip or two with pickers who visit the Community Garden. When picking rhubarb, take from the outside and leave some centre stalks. Centre stalks can be alternated – ie pick some centre stalks but leave the rest until new growth appears. This keeps the plant alive and flourishing for all to enjoy.
Fruit from the Mulberry tree was relished and although coming to an end, look out for the raspberries that are on their way. The tomatoes and first run of corn are finished after a great fruiting season but there is still some corn to come down the track. Meanwhile look out for the zucchinis and cucumbers and the luscious and large range of herbs.
A well-informed radio personality has given advice regarding the picking and storing of passionfruit – though the volunteer Community Garden growers prefer they are left on the vine to ripen and then shared!
These tips are to educate not deter; we welcome people visiting and picking ripened fruit, vegetables and herbs. That’s what it’s all about. Enjoy!
Also keep an eye out in the Whoppit Whip Around once a month for a ‘Community Harvest’ update which will include what’s ready for picking along with quick and easy recipe ideas.
Article from information sourced from Community Gardeners