Gardening Eurobodalla — January 2012

by Fraser Bayley

It’s time to reap the rewards!

Planting

Now we are in the full swing of summer, you should be reaping the rewards of your gardening by enjoying some really good food.

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Education Spot — Lime Sulphur & Bordeaux Spray Mixes

The education spot during the July Working Bee was conducted by Fraser, who explained and demonstrated the use of lime sulphur and Bordeaux spray mixes. He has kindly put together this comprehensive information for everyone’s reference.

SAGE members congregate around the shed to watch Fraser's demonstration of how to make organic insect sprays for the orchard

Gathering around for the demonstration

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Education Spot – Insects in the orchard

This education spot was conducted by Walter Kohler about insects — what they are and how to control them — particularly in the orchard. Below is some of the information Walter shared with everyone as we walked through our fledgeling orchard.

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TAFE & SAGE — On site 10 November, 2009

After a little more rain, the soil was in a good condition for a final cultivation with a rotary hoe. As there is no established infrastructure for watering, it has been decided to plant out the main cropping area to lucerne for a summer crop. this will be harvested for compost and bed mulching material.

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