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TNG Member News 2024

January 13th

2024 Subscriptions are now due. For information see here:

 https://taroona.tas.au/neighbourhood-garden/how-to-pay/

Next working bee Sunday 21 January

Our first bee of the year will be held on Sunday 21 January 2-4pm. We can share a new year afternoon tea at 4pm, and enjoy the new social area of the garden, with its additional seating and surrounds of thriving vegetable plots.

We aim to complete the filling and planting of the second dovetail bed at the entrance, and do a few other tidying and maintenance jobs. Hope to see many members at the bee.

Green flags in the raised community plots mean….

Members can harvest – take what you need and leave some for others. Water if you have a few minutes too, but on sunny days keep the water drizzling low on the ground. Spraying leaves when the sun shines causes leaf scald.

Please be a considerate TNG member!!

Many of our members have joined in the work of the big rebuild and renovation to the central area in 2022-2023, and a big thanks is due to Christophe who has led this work.

Now we ask our members to observe a few simple rules to help keep the garden in good shape:

MANAGE YOUR OWN PLOT WASTE

Please sort your plot waste.  Follow instructions on the compost bay sign! Strip leaves off woody stems first for compost. Bin bad weeds and woody stems.

Why?: Keep nutrients on site (when compost is made), bins wont be overstuffed (one bin has split), spare the compost making team from having to sort your waste, save money (it cost TNG $110 recently to get excess plot waste taken to tip!)

KEEP DOGS ON A LEAD WHILE IN THE GARDEN

Why? We conducted a survey and this was the best compromise to keep everyone happy. ALL dogs in the garden must be on a short lead if walking through, or tethered to your plot if you are working there.

LET US KNOW ABOUT ANY ISSUES

If you spot a problem just email us at tng@taroona.tas.au 

WHY? This week a tap broke and much water was wasted before a committee member spotted it and fixed it (thanks Graeme)

WEEDS

Bad weeds are binned, NOT composted! See our rogues gallery to identify problems:

https://taroona.tas.au/neighbourhood-garden/weeds/

Comfrey, oxalis, mallow, twitch, mint and yarrow rapidly multiply, reduce your vegetable yield and quickly overwhelm your plot.

Thank you for observing these few rules, and happy gardening!