march

Sunday 13 March - garden fun

This Sunday coming 10am-12pm (usual new gardening time) it would be great if you can come along to help with some garden tasks!

We plan to get most of the below done in the garden:

  • pull out old/spent plants
  • get compost onto communal beds
  • mulch beds with lucerne
  • get compost and liquid out of aerobins
  • plant seedlings into aquaponics
  • water plants with worm juice
  • construct brush turkey/chook deterrent portable fences!
  • tea and nibbles.

Election Day Fundraiser - The Legend Of The Sausage

It's that time again, you can't open a newspaper or switch on a TV or even answer your phone without somebody talking in a deep, eery voice about the doom each opposing party is promising... Most of us have become quite cynical about our civic duty and the democracy we live in... There is however one shining light in the darkness of our current political landscape... And that is the ubiquitous election day sausage sizzle and cake sale...!! YAY!!!!

 Happiness is a warm sausage... 

Happiness is a warm sausage... 

 Vote 1 for the cupcake party!

Vote 1 for the cupcake party!

One of our members, Kerry Awia Markey, took these great photos at the 2013 Federal Election fundraiser that we did... Doesn't everything look so delicious? Election day sausage sizzles and cake stall are one of PermaPatch's biggest fundraising opportunities and is a fun day for everyone! There's lots of ways to get involved... bake a cake, a loaf, some cookies or cupcakes, help prep on the Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm or help on election day, manning the cake stall or bbq. Come for just an hour or stay all day... every bit of help counts!!

Email us at permapatch@permapatch.org.au to let us know how you can help!

March Planting Guide

Planting now in March for the Australia - temperate zone

Amaranth 
(also Love-lies-bleeding)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

Beans - broad beans, fava beans 
(also Fava bean)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

Beetroot 
(also Beets)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

BroccoliPlant out (transplant) seedlings.Harvest from June.

Brussels sproutsStart undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from August.

Burdock 
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))Plant in garden.Harvest from September.

CabbageStart undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from July.

CarrotPlant in garden.Harvest from August.

Chives 
(also Garden chives)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

Collards 
(also Collard greens, Borekale)Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from July.

Coriander 
(also Cilantro, Chinese parsley)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Daikon 
(also Japanese radish, Lo Bok)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

EndivePlant in garden.Harvest from July.

Florence Fennel 
(also Finocchio)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

Kale 
(also Borecole)Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from July.

KohlrabiPlant in garden.Harvest from July.

LeeksStart undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from August.

LettucePlant in garden.Harvest from July.

Mizuna 
(also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Mustard greens 
(also gai choy)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Oregano 
(also Pot Marjoram)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Pak Choy 
(also Pak choi)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Parsley 
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

RadishPlant in garden.Harvest from June.

Rocket 
(also Arugula/Rucola)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Salsify 
(also Vegetable oyster)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

Shallots 
(also Eschalots)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

Silverbeet 
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

Spinach 
(also English spinach)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Swedes 
(also Rutabagas)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

TurnipPlant in garden.Harvest from June.

Planting in April

Beans - broad beans, fava beans 
(also Fava bean)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

Beetroot 
(also Beets)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

BroccoliPlant out (transplant) seedlings.Harvest from June.

Brussels sproutsPlant out (transplant) seedlings.Harvest from July.

Burdock 
(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock))Plant in garden.Harvest from September.

CabbagePlant out (transplant) seedlings.Harvest from June.

CarrotPlant in garden.Harvest from August.

CauliflowerPlant out (transplant) seedlings.Harvest from August.

Chives 
(also Garden chives)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

Collards 
(also Collard greens, Borekale)Plant out (transplant) seedlings.Harvest from July.

Corn Salad 
(also Lamb's lettuce or Mache)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

EndivePlant in garden.Harvest from July.

Florence Fennel 
(also Finocchio)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

GarlicPlant in garden.Harvest from September.

Kale 
(also Borecole)Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from July.

KohlrabiPlant in garden.Harvest from July.

LeeksPlant out (transplant) seedlings.Harvest from August.

LettucePlant in garden.Harvest from July.

Mizuna 
(also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Mustard greens 
(also gai choy)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

OnionPlant out (transplant) seedlings.Harvest from October.

Oregano 
(also Pot Marjoram)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Pak Choy 
(also Pak choi)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Parsley 
(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

PeasPlant in garden.Harvest from July.

RadishPlant in garden.Harvest from June.

Rocket 
(also Arugula/Rucola)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Shallots 
(also Eschalots)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

Silverbeet 
(also Swiss Chard or Mangold)Plant in garden.Harvest from July.

Snow Peas 
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

Spinach 
(also English spinach)Plant in garden.Harvest from June.

Swedes 
(also Rutabagas)Plant in garden.Harvest from August.

TurnipPlant in garden.Harvest from June.

courtesy http://www.gardenate.com/