Rainbow OMG Weekly Post 04/05/22

Hello Rainbow OMGers,

Another week of fun in the sun (and rain). This week we started applying compost to some of our market beds as we turn them over from one crop to another. Our initial application rate is very heavy being 400 Litres of Compost per 10 metre bed. This provides a very thick, weed suppressing mulch layer as well as natures best fertiliser. 

This compost was made from local horse manure and a 6 x 4 cage trailer full of weeds we pulled from an overgrown garden in Rainbow. In other words there was a huge amount of seeds in the initial pile. A well constructed compost pile will get up to 65 C in the centre which is hot enough to destroy most seeds while not getting so hot as to damage the beneficial soil organisms breeding inside. This compost was finished and ready to go so we will see some very happy plants in the near future.

This week the garden is providing Capsicums, Cherry Tomatoes, Lettuce, Green Beans, Bok Choi, Carrots, Beetroots, Zucchinis, Rainbow Chard, Cucumber, Basil, Coriander and Parsley. We also have a few jars of Gardenkraut remaining before we make our next batch.

Crops currently growing but not ready this week are Spinach, Red Russian Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sugar Snap Peas, Onions and Garlic

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Life is busy, we get it, so in order to make life easier we have launched our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Monthly Subscription.

Save over 25% off retail and receive a large spread of our vegetables each week

Never miss out and let us do the hard work for you by purchasing a 4 week CSA Share which purchases deliveries for the next 4 weeks and we will choose the best range of available vegetables for you. 

Large Families can purchase 2 shares if necessary and we will increase the variety in your share.

We look forward to serving all of our CSA members .

This weeks available produce:

  • Butterhead Lettuce $7.50 
  • Capsicum $7.50
  • Carrots $7.50
  • Green Beans $7.50
  • Zucchini $5.00
  • Cherry Tomatoes $7.50
  • Rainbow Chard $7.50
  • Cucumbers $7.50
  • Beetroots $7.50 
  • Bok Choi $7.50
  • Coriander $5.00
  • Basil $5.00
  • Parsley $5.00
  • Gardenkraut $15.00

All items listed for $7.50 can be combined for a discount at 3 for $20 when paying with cash or cryptocurrency e.g. Lettuce, Tomatoe and Cucumber = $20.

Please head to www.rainbowomg.com to finalise your orders by 5:00 am Friday morning. All Rainbow orders will be delivered from 1:00 pm Friday. For all clients who do not live in Rainbow, Local Pickup times can be arranged by contacting us.

We look forward to serving you,

Evan and Jill Young

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