Smashing Weeds One Row at a Time 26/9

A few of us trained it or drove it to our little patch on the hill to continue the Weed Management Fiesta. It was another early morning start which makes the day go so much quicker. And where would be without friends and volunteers!?  Adding another name to Santa’s list for christmas,  Sophia volunteered to help…

Saved! By a Korean Hand Plough 23/9

A couple of us headed early to Ballan to continue the Emergency Weed Response, with Per  repeatedly referring to some “homies” he was bringing out to help with the weeds. Although slightly suspicious of his cultural misappropriation, I trusted these ‘homies’ wouldn’t just stand around rapping all day and would actually get stuck into some…

Oh, Right…The Weeds 10/9

It’s been a long dreary winter. Everyone has been flat out working and studying and travelling down the freeway to Geelong and back. And finally we remembered that the garlic still needs us. Ben led the charge, heading out to check the channels and lay some more mulch. Later,  it was pretty clear we were…

Drinking. Not Weeding 6/9

As a rather harmonious and social group of garlic growers, we decided to spend some quality time together nowhere near the garlic, specifically at the pub. Pia rallied the troops  and we called it “A Garlic Meeting”. In amongst our email banter, see if you can pick the group member who manages to remember what…

Panicking about Flooded Channels. Then Not. Late Aug

This post is best summed up by a few emails between the Ballanisters, kicking off with one from the panicky one – Joey ‘The Sky is Falling’ Rochford: Hey garlic lovers, Quick update – our garlic is waterlogged again . Mohan took a few pics and passed them on when I ran into him last…