Turramurra Lookout Community Garden

Segment: Turramurra Lookout Community Garden
Episode: Spring 2019, Ep04
Presenter: Nigel Ruck
TX Date: 28th September 2019

The Turramurra Lookout Community Garden is full of fresh organic fruit and veggies, although they have a few issues that Nige can help with.

  • Onion weed is a constant problem in the garden, often growing under trees. You can smother it with newspaper, blocking all the light, and then cover it with organic compost and a layer of mulch. This will all gradually break down, and you won’t need to spray your garden.
  • The kiwi fruit bushes have been in the garden for 7–8 years, and have never flowed or grown any fruit. Kiwi fruits trees require a male and female to cross pollinate, and access to sunlight will help it to flower. It is always a good idea to prune it back.
  • Like many gardens, Turramurra Lookout Community Garden has a rat problem. Rats dig holes and eat the plants, and can be tough to get rid of – although there are 2 organic methods that can help: peppermint oil and catnip can keep the rats away.
  • If you have any garden problems that need solving, send us a message – we just might come and pay you a visit.