Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden

It’s Autumn… and, we have the beds filling up rapidly with our winter cropping varieties. Thanks to the participants of ‘Grow your own Pantry Plot’ workshop last Saturday, we now have two beds filled to the rim with brassicas (cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, rocket, kale), leeks, spring onions, beetroot, carrot, parsnip, peas, silver beet and an array of winter greens… plus, not to forget our winter herbs – dill, coriander, and parsley.  

Moist conditions in the garden bring the return of our least favorite garden dwellers, the slugs, and snails.  The best way to reduce their numbers is to head out with your torch in the evening and pluck them off all your tiny seedlings before they are completely demolished.  Second to that is to set up your beer traps beside your newly planted seedlings.  

Here’s how: 
Cut the end off a drink bottle. Then, sink into the soil so that the rim is level with the soil level.  Fill with beer or a sweet yeasty solution.  Check the traps and empty often.     

Contact Judy Keats, Garden Coordinator, at Triangle Park Garden for details on workshops and gardening sessions.

ph: 021 635 607

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