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2 LIVE GREEN Hume City Council Grow your garden and connections Hume Home Harvest at Tullamarine Library Share the bounties of your vegie patch with other locals. Bring along your excess fruit and veg, herbs, seedlings, seed and eggs to share. Don't worry if your patch is currently bare or if you're new to growing your own food – everyone is welcome! There will also be free seed giveaways at each produce swap to help grow or start your vegie patch. Where: Tullamarine Library 58 Spring Street, Tullamarine. When: 1 – 2pm, fourth Wednesday of every month. Upcoming dates: ■ Wednesday 22 March ■ Wednesday 26 April ■ Wednesday 24 May Autumn vegie patch The success of your autumn vegie patch depends on how well you plan for it. The Kulin people believe there are seven seasons rather than the standard four and it's easy to see why; the days are generally still long and warm in March, but by late May both the average temperature and the amount of daylight has reduced. Proper placement of your plants is therefore key to a healthy vegie patch in Autumn. Make sure your vegies have enough shade towards the beginning of March, and that they will have enough sun towards the end of May when the days become shorter and cooler. To ensure you have a flourishing vegie patch throughout Autumn, plant the following vegies and herbs: ■ bok choy ■ broccoli ■ carrot ■ chives ■ lettuce ■ marjoram ■ mint ■ mustard greens ■ oregano, parsley ■ raddish ■ rocket ■ rosemary ■ sage ■ shallots ■ silverbeet ■ spinach ■ swede ■ turnip ■ thyme When the weather cools, remember to continue monitoring rainfall and water as required. Source: Yummy Gardens Melbourne FOR MORE INFO

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