December 31, 2010

End of December 2010

A total of 4 beds have been planted up with Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chilli, Lettuces, Chinese and Ceylon Spinach, Silverbeet, Strawberries, Watermelon and Cucumbers.

3 beds now have shade up now and just as well. 2010 ended with high temperatures and strong hot northerly winds!

As extra support and to neaten the appearance and stability of the shade cloth, pvc pipe can be added between the hoops. With the ends of the pipe cut to fit over the hose and a hole drilled through, cable ties attach it firmly.

Neat and secure from the wind.

December 14, 2010

Peterborough Community Garden has been planted!

The first Wicking Tank Bed was planted on 10 Dec 2010.

During the week a magnificent 41mm of rain fell and lucky for us the work experience guys had connected up the guttering on the little shed. The rainwater tank now has water in it!!!

Workshops were held for prospective plot holders to learn how the Wicking system works and to see a bed being built, planted and shaded.