Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS) goes online

The Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS) started in 1977 and is still going strong. They have a new website up and running, making the most of the flexibility of WordPress - lovely work!

I've added them to the sidebar under 'Companion plantings', as well as to my RSS reader.

Now to finish reading the Winter edition (2009, Vol 17 No 2) of the COGS newsletter, on crop rotation and tips for winter plantings!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Heading into winter: things to do

Can't talk, studying! That's the sound of an M.Ed student in the final throws of study for the Spring semester, as we move into the twilight that is winter. I love winter, I'm a winter baby!

Have one last assessment piece to do for the semester then I'm free! :o)

I also have a growing list of things to do in the garden after I've submitted my essay, and I can't wait:

  1. Pick lemons and preserve them, ala Stephanie Alexander or others style (and noting other's successes/failures)
  2. Read up on caring for blueberry shrubs (especially for winter)
  3. Rake up autumn leaves, twigs, bits, etc and add to compost
  4. Convert makeshift 'piece of tin' into a lid for compost
  5. Install rainwater tank to supplement greywater tank (if it EVER rains that is)
  6. Think of a creative use for the remaining 'brickie's' sand pile (any suggestions folks?)
Side note: We were given a little swing which we've hung under the big pine in our backyard - no end of fun for Clancy!

More after the semester ends! :o)