December 8, 2016

Twilight Tuesdays in the Garden

With the commencement of daylight saving and the warmer weather, The Peterborough Community Garden Committee would like to warmly invite you to attend our weekly Tuesday late afternoon Twilight Sessions up at the garden.

This is a time of relaxation and friendship for garden members and an ideal opportunity for anyone from the community to come along and have a look at what we get up to. You will be given a tour of the garden, meet some of the committee members, and be made to feel welcome by other garden participants. 

We’d love to see you there.

No gardening experience is required and some people come along just for the social side of things. The garden is a truly relaxing and therapeutic place to be later in the evening on those long hot summer days. 

Everyone is welcome. 

The times to come up are between 6-8 pm each Tuesday evening. If it has been a particularly hot day, or very wet and cold day, it should be taken for granted that the event will have been cancelled for that evening, this doesn’t occur often. 

Please come along. All welcome including friends of the garden and those who have previously been plot holders. We’d love to meet new people and catch up with our old friends again. 

Please note these sessions are not held during January.

September 16, 2014

Spring Seeds 2014

The wonderful folks at Mr Fothergill's have sent a free box of seeds for use at PCG. A few of these have already been sown and it looks like the Tiny Tim Cherry Tomatoes in the middle of the photo (above) are ready to be potted up, just like these Amish Paste Tomato seedlings, in the lower photo, that were recently potted up.
They are living snugly in my greenhouse right now, soon they will be taken outdoors each morning and returned to the warmth each night. Eventually they will stay out all night when the temperature permits ready to be planted into some of the beds up at the Peterborough Community Garden.

Also sown recently and only just beginning to emerge are:
Burpless Tasty Cucumbers
Golden Nugget Pumpkins that grow on a bush instead of sprawling everywhere!
Lebanese Zucchini which produces a grey zucchini
Tonda di Piacenza Zucchini which produces round zucchinis

These seedlings will be shared with the Plotters at one of the Twilight Get-togethers in October.

Hopefully everyone is busy clearing and feeding the soil in their beds in preparation for the coming Spring and Summer growing season.
Here is a link with info on doing just that.
Feeding Soil/Plants in Wicking Worm Beds

October 30, 2011

October 2011 Update

During October the Kids of PCG were busy planting
during the school holidays.

The first week we sowed seeds of Giant Sunflowers and yummy Nasturtiums around the edges of the Kids Beds.
The second week saw seedlings planted into the beds:
Tomatoes "Black Russian", "Big Rainbow" and "Ida Gold"
Lettuces "Black Seeded Simpson" and "Red Coral"
Cucumber "Bushy"
Zucchini "Rondo de Nice"
Squash "Yellow Button Scalloped" and "Acorn Table Queen"
Curly Parsley
Lemon Balm
Marigolds "Oranges and Lemons"

A load of fresh manure was delivered from the meatworks but it was a bit too fresh so another more decomposed pile was delivered later.

The new beds have been filled with a mixture of the two manures with the fresher stuff sitting at the bottom of the beds. When the composting worms get to work on these beds they will mix up the manures and make a great growing mixture for vegetables.

The local Council has delivered three plant benches for us to use!

In the middle of the month we held a stall at the Hospital Fete and raised money to go towards building an all weather shelter shed that we have part funding for.

A giant Raffle has been started
to help raise the funds we need too... are selling fast!

October 5, 2011

September 2011 Update

During September ten new tank beds arrived.
The sites for them have been cleared and levelled using crusher dust.

Some of the beds have new seedlings planted,
mainly lettuces,
so the shades have been put up to protect them on warmer days.