Ediblescapes believe that we have developed avaluable product that can help grow edible gardens in the city.
In the October 2019, Ediblescapes announced the end of their empirical learning cycle of how to make bio fertilisers, and announced their intention to test the fertiliser in a seasonal crop, growing veggies among the fruit trees and perennial plants.
14 September Ediblescapes working bee: a group of home-schooling kids sowed seed direct in to a prepared garden bed, including beans, zucchini, corn, carrots and cabbage.
As well, small seeds like lettuce and tomato were sown in seeding trays,
A few weeks later, seedlings were planted into a garden bed.
Remember the fruit trees that were planted by women from the GCOG on March 2019, celebrating “Women’s Week”?
We’ve expanded a little, the tree growing bed.
To accommodate multi-crop cultivation around the trees…
Two months later, those veggies growing well
That crop has been remarkably productive.
Other crops have some room to grow!
The corn has been very irregular, and none of them are a decent size, and some are deceptively small. Most of the slow growing crops, like tomato, corn and summer red cabbage, were trapped in the early summer hot and windy days that dry the environment a lot. This is one explanation for why these plants have not yet shown their best.
Also, we celebrated sweet fruits.
Sunflowers showing off their golden faces, attracting the native pollinators, butterflies and bees.
King Parrots after happily eating sunflower seeds, unashamed to take dessert with tomato juice.
Not only recurrent amiable insects, birds, and casual wallabies, but also wild deer visitors have benefited from Ediblescapes garden’s flowering season at the Ediblescapes garden.
However, most proudly, Ediblescapes, in five consecutive weeks contributed harvest fresh edibles to Nerang food emergency services, giving people with very low-income access to healthy and nutritious fresh organic food.
First harvest delivery on 21 November - Jorge and Amy Gouldilocks.
Second Harvest delivery on 29 November - NNC Emergency Food Service volunteers.
Third harvest delivery on 5th December - NNC Emergency Food Service volunteers.
Fourth harvest delivery on 13th December - NNC Emergency Food Service volunteers and coordinator.
Fifth harvest delivery on 20th December – Nina, an Ediblescapes volunteer,and an NNC Emergency Food Service volunteer.
Ediblescapes can report with satisfaction that in the first crop of the season, the application of Bio liquid (BIOL) + Bio Solid (BIOSOL) fertiliser diluted in water(BIOL-SOL TEA) has demonstrated efficient performance. Ediblescapes believe that we have developed a valuable product that can help grow edible gardens in the city.