Planter boxes at Chute Street, Diamond Creek

 

To discuss any aspect of the planter boxes, contact Guy by email or by phone (0416 203067).

There are 7 planter boxes in Chute Street (5 on the north side of the road and 2 on the south side) plus a further 2 around the corner in Inglis Street. Each of these is a wicking bed.

The plantings thus far:

  • Veggies: beans, beetroot, broad beans, carrot, celery, kale, lettuce, peas, radish, silverbeet, spinach, spring onions, strawberry and tomato.
  • Herbs: basil, bay tree, chives, coriander, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme.
  • Flowers: alysum, chamomile, marigolds, nasturtiums and violas.

Thanks to:

  • Pam for ongoing maintenance.
  • Nathan Ezard for building the planter boxes.
  • David, Guy, Liam, Nathan and Robyn for the initial planting of seedlings.
  • Amelia, Elliot, Nikki and Susan for occasional maintenance.
  • Felicity for designing the stencils.
  • Dave and Charles from the CFA for filling the wicking beds with water.
  • Mun for designing the ‘help yourself’ signs.
  • Heidi for doing just about everything else!
  • The Diamond Creek Traders’ Association and NICE (Nillumbik Initiatives, Communities and Enterprises) for providing funding.
  • Bulleen Art & Garden Nursery for providing substantial discounts on a range of purchases.

Here are some pictures from the initial planting session, the subsequent opening event and the first harvest:

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