Members from the Community Garden harvested the first crop of sweet potatoes on Sunday and were delighted to see the plentiful yield being dug from the garden bed.
A new crop of winter vegetable seedlings have been planted including broccoli, beetroot, radish and celery. Grape tomato vines have been cut back, ready for a second harvest. Carrots, parsnip and green cabbages were seeded on Sunday. Herbs recently seeded include coriander and dill.
Herbs ready to harvest include chillies, thyme, oregano, basil, sage, curry bush, mint, flat parsley, rosemary and bay leaves. Produce ready to harvest include silver beet, Rainbow Swiss chard (similar to silver beet), egg plant, capsicum, green beans, zucchini and lettuce leaves.
Due to the postponement of the Taste of Dumbleyung, the Community Garden members will not have this opportunity to raise funds right now.
This will limit the availability of funds to replenish the garden as needed, however produce available now can be picked for a gold coin donation. Please donate in the green gas bottle on the wall near the rear of the CRC.
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See pictured above locals Bob Bray and Gwen Lathwell with the sweet potato harvest!
Staff and committee of the Dumbleyung CRC along with community members and volunteers contribute to the weekly Quack Chat Newsletter.