Another glorious sunny day for gardening. 20 members, 1 visitor from Permaculture North and 4 kids had fun in the sun. 4 new members came for the first time. Welcome!

We transplanted 3 varieties of plants that we had planted last month in seed trays, into single cell pots. These and some others went back into the greenhouse to grow a little bigger. We planted 26 varieties of seeds. (Last month was 30).

The vegetable seeds we planted were 2 types of beetroot, 3 types of cabbage, dragon carrots, cauliflower, 2 types of kale, 3 types of lettuce, 2 types of mustard, onions, daikon radishes, shallots, orange silverbeet and 2 types of turnips. The herb seeds planted were garlic and onion chives, coriander and salad rocket. The flowers seeds planted were 2 types of Violas. We all took home seedlings from last month to put into our gardens. So many choices! Red or yellow carrots, garlic chives, red or mixed beetroots, broccoli, cabbage and lettuces!

We harvested seeds from cucumber and a zucchini.

The community kitchen garden was cleaned up and the harvest was shared out with everyone. Little eastern froglets were spotted by Karlene while bringing seedlings up from the greenhouse. We also received seeds from 2 Bidjiwong staff members who are now involved – out of interest in what we are doing. Our visitor from Permaculture North is from their seedsaver group and came to learn to help their own group.

Seedsavers meets 9am-1pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at Bidjiwong Community Nursery, Baulkham Hills. All welcome. You are welcome to attend 1 meeting to see if this group suits you, if so you can become a single member for $25, or family member for $30 a year. Becoming a member is for the purpose of insurance cover and venue hire when you do any activities with us. Children from 8 years are welcome at seedsavers.

Happy Gardening!

Penny Janson