Welcome to Term 2 in the garden. As the weather starts to cool down we have turned our green thumbs to plantings of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and potatoes. We have prepared up lots of pots of marigolds which we will begin planting in our adopt-a-garden beds next week. The cool change also means it’s time to keep an eye out for white cabbage moths which lay their eggs under the lovely green leaves of brassica’s (broccoli’s, cabbage etc.) These tiny eggs then turn into very hungry caterpillars which can decimate the plants overnight! Fortunately we always have some eager caterpillar squashers in KG!
We harvested a bumper crop of super sweet corn that the cooks used to make corn fritters with beetroot cream. Our corn fritters looked rather green due to the addition of silver beet, chives and spring onions, however this didn’t deter our taste testers!
Our theme this term is the four seasons. We will be learning how the seasons affect our garden and what produce to grow at what time of the year in our climate zone.
Once again, Kitchen Garden will be hosting the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea. Set aside the morning of May 22 and join us in the Junior Undercover Area for a cuppa and a baked goodie. We will commence at 8.30am and it is always a very sociable event with lots of good company and tasty food.
Until next time…..happy gardening!
Mandy Ward, Kitchen Garden Convenor