With nippers back on for summer, along with other Sunday sports, and spectacular weather, numbers were small for our November working bee, but enthusiasm and effort did not slow!
A huge thanks to those who came down to Bally’s Patch on Sunday October 11.
- Many weeds were taken care of
- The first step towards our new pathways began (clearing and scraping back to ground level)
- Our first load of compost was used to feed our hungry food forest
- Communal herbs beds were harvested (yum!) and cut back ready for regrowth
- Mulberries were tasted!
While I (Rebecca) was not able to be there, I did get my patch-fix later that afternoon by planting a few newly donated plants from Bunnings. You will find a mound of new strawberries central to the site (replacing the snow peas), along with two additional blueberries to form a hedge around the mandarin and kaffir lime trees in the food forest. A huge thanks to Bunnings for this kind donation – and more info on this will follow.
Along the eastern fence, I have donated two aloe vera’s. These not only produce a spectacular flower in winter, they are wonderfully soothing for summer sunburn! Be careful as they are quite spiky – hence, they are kept away from main areas. Lastly, the existing strawberries have been raised onto mounds for better drainage to avoid rotting.
Look out for a hot composting session coming up for our new communal veggie patch!