Good Organic Gardening

THE FERTILE ACRE

In the township of Lethbridge, northwest of Geelong on the Midland Highway, is Bert and Sue Moritz’ fiveacre property, of which a full acre is given over to vegetables.

Sue, a retired nurse, and Bert, a former primary school teacher, were both born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands but have spent most of their lives in this area of Victoria.

Bert hails from rural Lara, east of Lethbridge, and got interested in gardening when he was “knee-high to a grasshopper”. A family friend had a mini-market and used to discard carrots that were too long or skinny. “Why don’t you replant them?” Bert asked. Too many of them, was the

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