After the big rains we have very big weeds. One of the main on site weeds is a Solanaceae known as “apple of Peru” which must really like these conditions — some were over 2 metres high. It is reputed to repel white fly, so we should have banished all white fly from a large area!
The main tasks for today were to re-establish and replant the 6 bed rotation garden, clear the paths from the commercial garden, and generally tidy up around the shed. Another great turn out saw all of these jobs ticked off, and the site looking less like a jungle and more a community garden.
Since the last working bee, Holger has finished the roof on the shed and is continuing to clad the walls (thanks Holger) , the green manure crop has germinated well and the potatoes are poking through. We have harvested pumpkins and hope to store enough of the “Jarradale” for the feast in November.