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Mulch Pit Compost Instructions

Mulch Pit Composting Instructions

We welcome your kitchen scraps and look forward to their goodness being released into the gardens.

This is a great system for people who live in units using Bokashi bins (you can get one at Eco Options - they donated one to Frilly's and the NUC kitchen).

To facilitate this please follow the instructions below:
1.    Unhook & flip back the tarp/s shading the bins

2.    Remove the bag covering the contents of the bin identified as being in use

3.    Empty the contents of your bucket into the bin

4.    Cover your ‘deposit’ with a bucket of mulch and manure – located on park side

5.    Return the ‘cover bag’ and shade tarp

If you would like to rinse your bucket please ensure wastewater is deposited on communal garden area.

With Thanks
Mulch Pit Community Food Garden


Planting Today

Date: 28 March 2010
Fruit  Leo

Now is a good time to sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Aubergines (Eggplant), Broad Beans (Fava), Cucumbers, Peas, Peppers, Tomatoes, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Celeriac, Celery, Dill, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Spinach, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away.

Moon in Leo: Dry and barren. Good time for garden maintenance.


Community Connections #1

This week's community connections -

1. I attended the Lakeside Drive Community Garden regular meeting on Monday, March 1 at the Alawa Hall. They have completed a draft design, membership plan, have had a tree planting day and reviewed how it went, are working on water issues, and are submitting a detailed plan to Darwin City Council this week.

2. Linda Cutriss from CDU who is working with the LDCG group gave me a contact at Power and Water about looking into our water issues. I've left a message.

3. I called VegSol to ask about getting loads (big, big loads) of mulch dropped off when they are mulching in our neighborhood and they will call when they have some for us. This amount of mulch will be good for all the native beds around the place, and even covering the whole garden area at some point.

4. Yesterday I was talking with Mike from Greening Australia and he said Palmerston City Council might have extra materials (for the "earth" container). I called them and also Darwin City Council and one of their contractors, but alas, none to be found yet. Mike also suggested we call the Botanic gardens - anyone have a contact there?

5. Lucy, Penny, Jarrod and Will and I went to the Tip Shop last Sunday and saw a cool boat (kids garden?) and bricks and pavers. Everything feels too expensive. Anyone good at haggling?

Let me know when you make some community connections on behalf of The Mulch Pit and we'll post them here.


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