We meet on the first Sunday of each month between 8.30am - 10.00am. Venue: 145 Ilkley Road, Ilkley, Sunshine Coast.
All welcome to come along for a chat, cuppa, local organic gardening tips, seed saving and plant swap! Gold coin donation.
If you have any seeds that need processing or you'd like to contribute to our community seed bank, bring them along.
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Friday, October 25, 2013

November Seedy Sunday - Growing Food in Hot Weather

The next 'Seedy Sunday' will be on 3 November from 8.30am - 10.30am. With a little recent rain and warmer temperatures, it's time to think about what to grow during the coming hotter months of the year and what crops to plant now.

At our meeting we'll be discussing what to grow in your garden right now - the challenges and successes plus a seed swap as usual. It's a great place to network, meet your neighbours and like-minded locals in our community plus pick up tips and plant material.

You're welcome to come along and share any surplus produce, seeds or cuttings that are growing well in your garden at this time of year or just soak up local knowledge to learn what to grow and how to seed save. Beginners, people new to the area and long distance visitors are all welcome.

It’s a great way for everyone to grow their garden for free. If the weather is kind and not wet or humid, we’ll process more seeds to share/swap.

What to do now in the garden:

There is always a cycle of life in the garden and when some crops are no longer suitable to grow because they can't take the heat, there are always other sun worshippers that will thrive in our climate conditions.

Many lettuces and greens will have flower heads and seeds forming so it's a good time to save those or get planting some of our favourite summer crops like tomatoes, pumpkins, zucchini, cucumber, ginger, turmeric, capsicum, eggplant, sweet potato, sweet corn, snake beans and melons.

Sweet potato can be propagated from the tuber or by vine cuttings.

What to Plant in November

While we all have different microclimates in our gardens, there are always some general guidelines on what we can plant during this time of year. Check out these guides for what to plant now:

  • Gardenate - Subtropical zone.
  • ABC Vegie Gardening Guide.
  • Aussie Organic Gardening.

  • This month's Seed Savers Meeting

    We meet at Sweethearts Cafe who offer us a large space to get together for free (saving us a hall hire fee so no cost to you) but as a business are in effect hiring out that area to us for a couple of hours.

    So as a courtesy please remember to at the very least order a tea/coffee or a yummy breakfast, to support the cafe. They have a delicious local and organic menu. Visit their website for more info @ http://www.sweetheartscafe.com.au/aboutus.html.

    Venue: 2 Anzac Street (cnr Rosebed Street), Eudlo.

    FREE to attend so bring a friend and carpool! Hope to see you soon.

    By Anne Gibson

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