Glenbrook Market reflections

Thank you to everyone who dropped by the stall today! It is wonderful to hear about the successes people are having with their seedlings from previous months’ markets.

Next month’s market is on Saturday April 16. If you have any suggestions for new seedlings you would like us to grow, or seeds to stock, please email us and we will do our best to have them ready for next month’s market. Please also bring any excess produce from your garden to sell at the Community Corner!

Also, remember to subscribe this month to our blog to get free food garden advice and information, as well as a chance of winning 5 Healthy Harvest seed packets of your choice.

We love learning about tricks and tips you have discovered, as well as any garden dilemmas you might be facing. For example, everyone has been talking about the lack of fruit on their pumpkins and zucchini this season, regardless of where they bought their seedlings. Don’t be too disheartened- the damp and cool weather has been unfavourable for fruiting plants in general. Remember the basics: make sure your plants have lots of food, ie. compost, check your soil PH as our soil tends to be acidic (6.5-6.8 is best for happy cucurbits).

If you are unsure how to do PH tests, try this simple home test or buy a test kit from a nursery. Alternatively, a handful of lime (or pure hardwood ash) per square metre  is usually enough to reduce the acidity. If you have other queries or dilemmas, why not ASK DAN? for some free advice?

NB: Last month’s heatwave severely stressed some of our seedlings. If anyone has had problems with seedlings purchased at the February market, such as bolting or lack of growth, please come see us at next month’s market and we will replace any problem seedlings free of charge.


About Healthy Harvest Kitchen Gardens

Healthy Harvest provides a permaculture-based kitchen garden service for existing food growers and people who are inspired to grow food. We sell fresh chemical-free seedlings, seeds and seasonal produce. We also provide educational workshops, courses, gardening consultations and services. We can help with new vegetable garden designs, maintenance of established gardens, or converting and improving existing gardens ready for growing food. Please see our website for more information: Check out our blog at for news and interesting bits and pieces.

Posted on March 19, 2011, in Community, Markets, Soil. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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