Wednesday, 1 March 2017

This week at Yackandandah Community Garden

Hello Gardeners,

Look at how well the new carrots are doing!

Last Saturday the Garden Gathering crew removed the shadecloth because these little plants will now have roots deep enough to survive a few hot days on their own.
As mentioned earlier, these carrots should be ready to eat in a couple of months and could be harvested a few at a time, right through winter.

Our fruit trees have also had a summer prune to help shape the trees and to encourage flowering buds for next spring.
Many gardeners are under the impression that fruit trees should only be pruned in winter when they are dormant. The reality is that pruning once or twice during summer can speed up formation of a good trunk and branch framework. Taking off the long, whippy, vertical shoots also forces the tree to put more resources into the flowering buds that will open next spring and also allows more sun into the interior of the tree to keep it healthy.

If you'd like to help out at the garden and learn lots more about how to make your garden thrive, join us on Saturday mornings anywhere between 9:30am and 10:30am at Yackandandah Community Garden, next to the swimming pool. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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