Are you ready for the heat?

And I’m not just talking about the fire season. We’ve had a dream run into December with the mild spring and its continued moisture. It’s now time to get into the summer routine: this involves getting into the garden early or late in the day, mulching and protecting your plants, and watering well. You’ll find some pointers in the December Notes, now posted.

And on the fire season, the local CFA held their Open Day last Sunday, with some interesting presentations, including on social media apps to assist keeping you informed and safe. Chris and Gordon also went along to talk about “Talking Fire” and some of the discussions over the weekend. If you are interested, the website – – will have detailed coverage of the weekend, inc audio, visual, and audio-visual, just as soon as we can get it all up there on the Program page. May take a little time… but certainly mostly before December!

But back to the garden. If you are going away during the summer, please let your neighboring plotholder know, or other members so we can ensure things get a drink. And please check out the water roster if you are calling by the garden – even 5 minutes will make a difference to thirsty plants.

And it’s a bountiful harvest. We are still going on the broadies – here’s another recipe from Saide; an Ottolenghi one, so must be good! And there’s broccoli, strawbs, lettuce all over the place, rhubarb, herbs, globe artichokes, and whatever else might be hiding in the communal plots.

Saturday 3rd will be our last Produce Exchange for the year. Thanks to Mary and Lyn for keeping it going this year. We may look at reviewing it for next year (different time, day, place, location, event??)

Enjoy December in the garden – always a good place to escape to from the festive season madness.

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