CREATING a veggie patch at home is a great way to live more sustainably, save money and improve your health and wellbeing.
But it can be quite disheartening if your veggies only produce small amounts or don’t grow at all. That’s where Mitchell Shire Council’s new Vegetable Planting Guide can help with a range of tips on growing vegetables, as well as a handy table outlining what vegetables and herbs to plant and when.
Developed in partnership with local producers and horticulturalists from community organisation The Food eXchange in Seymour, the guide is printed with vegetable and soya inks on recycled and FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) paper.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said it was exciting to be able to partner with the community to develop the new resource. “This new guide is fantastic and provides some really practical advice for residents who are looking to start growing their own vegetables, or those who need some expert advice about caring for their existing vegetables,” Cr Sanderson said.
You can also download the guides online at mitchellshire.vic.gov.au