2016 @ Bally’s Patch

Happy New Year neighbours, friends & gardeners!

2016 is shaping up to be a great year for continued development at Bally’s Patch. We already have two new compost bays (big thanks to Malcolm & family for building them), 3 small & 1 large communal bed full of summer crops, and some great tomato plants growing happily from the compost! Read on for more detail on upcoming working bee’s, how you can contribute to the Patch & what’s growing on site.

2016 WORKING BEES
This year working bee’s will be held on Sunday’s every 6 weeks, starting February 7. Then…

  • 20 March
  • 1 May
  • 12 June
  • 24 July
  • 4 September
  • 16 October
  • 4 DecemberG

Want to get involved?
There are many ways to get involved at Bally’s Patch.

Along with working bee’s, this time of year the garden needs regular deep watering. If you are able to help with watering (the seedlings needs daily watering) please contact us ASAP here. Watering  the plants required takes about 30 minutes, and is a great way to get to know what growing on site. We will be creating a watering roster in the near future, however watering for the month of January is needed. With regular watering we hope to have a great harvest very soon for all to share!

We have a good supply of raw materials feeding the compost system, so keep it coming! Grass clippings, leaves, food scraps, coffee grounds and so much more can all be added to the compost. Look out for new signage coming soon for each of the compost bays.

IMG_0720The two newest compost bays will house ready-to-use compost and horse manure. While not everyone has easy access to horse manure, if you happen to have some or know someone who does please add it to the compost bay at the end of the row (pictured with the slide open gate).

What’s growing on site

Lots! The communal seasonal crops now include a large range of herbs, as well as silverbeet spinach, zucchini, squash, strawberry, kohlrabi, cucumber, zinnia (for the bees), eggplant, 3 tomato varieties, chilli & beans. Beds 3, 5 & 6 are home to communal crops, along with a trial area of the new large communal bed.

Visit Bally’s Patch and explore.

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