Well, it has been a hot and dry summer. The garden beds were really dry but quite a few things survived. Luckily for us, the rain arrived right on cue. A little drizzle here, another downpour there and before you know it the garden will be brimming with life again. No time to lose. This year we are starting bright and early with greens and tomatoes for the tuckshop.
The Mandarin tree survived and with a bit of trimming and TLC the orange tree is steadily coming back to life. It was also a very nice surprise to see a cucumber vine in one of the beds and a pumpkin vine in the compost.
5 of the beds in the tuckshop area have been restocked with compost, biodynamic lifter and coir peat to lock the moisture in. Thanks to donations from parents at school, 3 beds are now covered with shade cloth. This should help starting greens early. A few volunteers did an outstanding job of weeding around the grow beds.
The kids are really excited to bring their first food scraps for the worm towers. A new addition of worms should come in shortly. We are also planning to use more watering pots to allow for steady watering.
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