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Cooler winter days have arrived, so we are growing artichokes, beetroot, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, coriander, cress, fennel, kale, leek, lettuces, mizuna, mustard, parsley, 4 types of radish, silverbeet and tatsoi to eat. To keep our bee friends happy we planted calendula, carnation, echinacea, marigold and nasturtiums.

Our Seed Savers got together for May and had 25 people meet at Bidjiwong nursery on a glorious Autumn morning. (When will the rain come back?) Our plants are growing more slowly now we have shorter days and cooler weather. Most of our time today was spent transplanting instead of planting seeds this month. We transplanted 36 varieties of plants we have grown over the past two months into individual pots. 27 varieties of seeds were planted.

There was as usual a busy time cleaning seeds that had been donated ready to be packed up and grown later on. We all enjoyed taking home plants we had grown last month and of course the morning tea! People care is an important part of our club.

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!

Penny Janson

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