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Re: Plants for community garden

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Plants for community garden
  • From: Tamsin Salehian tamsin@sparecreative.com
  • Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1970 23:37:12 +1000

Title: Re: [cg] Plants for  community garden
It will be interesting to see how raspberries grow here, it is probably getting a little late to plant them (we’ve just begun the second month of spring) but we will give it a go on a small scale. I think I’ll see if the local organic gardening mob have any advice for our local area, I know a friend’s mum grows a tasty few on the outskirts of Melbourne (where it gets a few degrees colder). Is there a way of possibly dividing any of her canes or taking cuttings or is it too late or just not done? (Raspberries fruit on wood grown the year before????) All this talk of raspberries and it is the season to be eating them for most of the readers of this list no doubt? - I’ll have to stick with a pot of jam until our raspberries fruit in 6 months time (all being well).

On 2/10/02 12:28 AM, "Deborah Mills" <deborah@greencure.org> wrote:

Well what can I say.=) This just started as of last year because our strawberry growers are gearing up for the time (very soon) they can no longer use methyl bromide as a part of their soil prep. I personally haven't tasted them (the annual type) so I can't comment on their flavor but I do like the idea that they will not be poisoning our soil.
I probably won't even have the chance to taste one since it appears they always ship their produce to the mid-west or somewhere. Lucky for me, if I choose to buy raspberries at a store, they most likely will come from some place like Minnesota. It's the same thing for us when it comes to avocados. Here we are, smack dab in the middle of avocado country and if you go to one of our local markets, the avocados come from Mexico or Argentina. Hmmmm, makes a lot of sense. Good thing I know a lot of growers personally. =)

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