It's also International Permaculture Day so no doubt plenty of discussion around this topic too. This year’s theme is: Reclaiming Food Freedom!
Everywhere new laws are being passed, supposedly for our benefit, which limit our right to healthy, nutritious food; from raw milk bans, to hidden GMOs, to the criminalising of seed saving.
Bring a friend or neighbour, seeds/plant material to share or just come along to meet like-minded locals.
Activities for May
According to the moon calendar, there is an 11 day cycle of prolific growth for above ground plants from 3rd - 13th May - a good time to get stuck into Autumn planting.
Check which herbs or other plants in your garden may be ready for a prune back into shape. Take cuttings during this period for greater success.
Hardy herbs like Mother of Herbs (Five Spice Herb); peppermint, rose and citronella geraniums (all handy pest repellent herbs); rosemary, thyme and oregano all strike easily from cuttings.
|Mother of Herbs - has a hairy stem & strikes easily in water or soil.|
Don't forget about sowing your pea seeds. Here's a tutorial to help you get started growing peas.
What to Plant in May
Check out these guides for other ideas/tips:
This month's Seed Savers Meeting
So as a courtesy please remember to at the very least order a tea/coffee or a yummy meal, 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