Planting Days April 21st/22nd 2017

In the last week of April, we planted our garlic. Checking the effect of adding the mushy compost, we did another pH test and found it had improved from 5.5 (at our reading a month back) to around 6.5, which was a great sign for our garlic – which prefers slightly alkaline soil. Between us…

Organic Garlic Generation Two 2017

With three other ladies, keener than mustard, we’re growing seed from last year’s crop, still in Ballan but at a friend’s farm this time. Cam and Ginny own http://www.phoenixparkballan.com.au. In December last year, I approached them with the idea of me farming garlic somewhere on their 40 acres in 2017. They said yes! Suddenly overwhelmed…