Community gardening update

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Our community gardening session coincided with a second round of decal collection this morning.

Two neighbours who came for the decals, walked over to check out the garden. One shared that her family hasn’t moved in yet. She loved what she saw and said she would bring her daughters to come and learn some gardening skills. :)

Another neighbour, Ai Yong, brought flowering ginger plants to plant. She shared that they grow well in full sun, and helped transplant them in a relatively sunny area near the railings (where we are planting ginger and hibiscus plants).

Ginger flower. standing tall.
Ginger flower. standing tall.

Dennis and Lydia pulled over a dried palm leaf, as it was a valuable source of material for our open compost heap. We still need loads of material before the compost heap will start heating up properly!

Dennis sawing the stem of a pine leaf
Dennis sawing the stem of a pine leaf
Dried leaves and wood being added to the open compost heap
Dried leaves and wood being added to the open compost heap

Neighbours have certainly heeded our call to contribute plants to the garden. We found plants that “magically” appeared at the 3 sisters’ bed, herb spiral and wicking beds. Some plants we could recognise, we moved them to the appropriate areas (e.g. veggies at the veggies area). Some we simply don’t know, and need to ask the community.

Flowering plant, but don't know what or who contributed it?
Flowering plant, but don’t know what or who contributed it?

Weeding was also carried out – the grass is certainly a fast-growing invader. Without regular maintenance, our gravel footpaths will also disappear under the grass! Luckily, two neighbours said they will help out during the week days when they have time.

There’s certainly much to do each week really :)

 

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