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Kiwano African Horned Cucumber

Kiwano African Horned Cucumber was the star today. This spiky cucumber was orange as it was now ready for harvesting and also the insides were jelly like. You eat it earlier on when the insides are firmer. Peel off the skin and cut into slices. We scooped out the pulp. This needs to ferment a day or two then the seeds are dried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning tea is an important part of people care. We had 30 people today including 4 children and 5 visitors who came after learning about us at Greg and Vera’s GOOF course they are currently running. (Grow our own food.)

As usual we enjoyed a multicultural feast for morning tea. Afterwards we harvested seeds- a whopping 33 varieties today. Many thanks to all the people who patiently sacrificed a plant and saved seeds for everyone else to enjoy next season. The seeds were cleaned from the plants and packaged up to sell at the meetings as well as a selection of seedlings.

Seed Savers meets 9am-1pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at Bidjiwong Community Nursery, Baulkham Hills. All welcome, with free seedlings to take home each month. 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 6 years are welcome at Seed Savers.

Happy Gardening!

Jo Tonitto & Penny Janson

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