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WELLfed Gardens

Thank you for attending a Garden Workshop at WELLfed. Thank you for participating, it was such a delight to see you all in the garden. The notes are available below.

We hope you enjoyed the workshop - if you didn't complete a feedback at the time, you can complete the form now to help ensure that these events are accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Soil Building (May 2024) Workshop Notes

An overview of what we covered at the soil building workshop.

Composting Workshop Notes

An overview of what we covered at the composting workshop.

Container Gardening Workshop Notes

A quick overview of what we covered at the container gardening workshop:


Pot choices

- Food grade

- Big enough

- Has drainage

- UV stable

- Longevity


Potting mix

- Using a good potting mix makes a big difference in keeping plants happy! We got the one you used yesterday from Bunnings 


What to grow in your container

- Plants such as pumpkins, melons, etc. are not ideal in pots unless you have lots of space to let them spread!

- Plant in the season! Check how much light your plants

- Plant your thriller, filler and spiller!

- Some plants play well together! Companion planting is a great way to pack more into your garden

- When direct seeding think about how quickly the crops will mature compared to your seedlings! 


DIY Fertilizer 

- Weed tea: add your healthy weeds into water and soak for 8 weeks, dilute liquid 1 part weed tea, 10 parts water in your watering can and water your garden. Put the leftover weeds into your garden. High in nitrogen (great for strong leaf growth)

- Banana tea: soak cut-up banana skins in water for 24 hours, and apply to flowering / fruiting plants as is. High in potassium that helps with fruit and flower set

- Calcium spray: see attached document

- Other options: cooled water from boiling pasta, veggies or eggs, rinsing lentils or rice. They will all provide a diversity of nutrients! 



- Heavy infrequent watering makes for strong deep roots

- Check your pot before watering by sticking a finger in the soil to the first knuckle. If it feels cool there is no need to water


Other hot tips

- Careful about moving your container gardening between temperature extremes! For example a warm, sunny living room to a cool, windy backyard. Take your garden out slowly - a few hours a day increasing a little bit each day

- Add some compost into your bins when replanting to keep the nutrients up!

Simple Plant Deficiency Guide
Soil compisition

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