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Megan added a discussion to the group HARVEST Community Garden Queenstown

AGM Monday 22 September 6pm. Wakatipu Senoir Citizens Association rooms, 10 Memorial St

Please put this date in your diary.We have applied to the council to extend our garden and will need assistance with funding applications for a new fence, water tank and hose pipe stands.Your help is needed:)For more information, send us an email harvestgardensqt at gmail dot comSee More
7 hours ago
James Samuel commented on Catherine's event Permaculture Plentiful Garden Workshop
"Sounds like a fun event :-)"
11 hours ago
Damian Cinereus Veneficus Mair joined Isabell Strange's group

Propagating by Grafting, Layering and Cuttings

To share information on propagating plants such as fruit and nut trees and bushes or any food growing plants, herbs or beneficial companions for which seed growing is not so viable or reliable
14 hours ago
Damian Cinereus Veneficus Mair joined Marilyn beaucariche's group

Foragers and Gatherers

I love foraging and gathering, whether it be mushrooms plums apples rosehips blackberries wild figs, Even sneakily shaking a forgotten Olive. Anyone want to share info!
14 hours ago
Damian Cinereus Veneficus Mair joined Robyn Guyton's group

Southland Seed Savers Network

Established in 1999 we are working to keep a living network of seeds that do well in Southern New Zealand.  We hold seed saving courses twice a year.We really need more seed savers in Southern NZ.See More
14 hours ago
Damian Cinereus Veneficus Mair joined Laine's group

Becoming More Self Reliant

A lot of people have the dream of a few acres of land and self reliance (as opposed to self -sufficiency, which is a myth!). This group is to draw together the experiences of those living the dream and sharing the lessons learned on the way with those still working towards living on the land.See More
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CesarZ added 3 discussions to the group Perennial Vegetables
17 hours ago
Catherine posted an event

Permaculture Plentiful Garden Workshop at Whakamarama, Tauranga

September 13, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Six presenters will share and demonstrate about making biochar; seed saving; growing nutrient dense food all-year round for your family and for sale; AND producing all your compost carbon AND replenishing your soils.  Field trip to Incredible Edibles to see mature edible landscape and best BOP food producing varieties. Click here for more details  RSVP at…See More
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Profile IconRichard Watson, Tracy Dennison and 7 other members joined CesarZ's group

Perennial Vegetables

A group for all those interested in growing perennial vegetables. Join us to discuss the existing perennial crops and the breeding/improvement/development of new and exciting crops, share ideas and share plant materials.See More
alexaforbes's discussion was featured

Perennial vegetables in cold climates

That Kale looks fabulous Cesar - i'm sure it would grow in the Queenstown region and survive the frosts - any ideas about what else might work this far south?See More
CesarZ commented on CesarZ's group Perennial Vegetables
">>from Hanna: Good looking kale :-) Do you grow it as a perennial?<< Yes it is actually four years old and has not flowered yet."
CesarZ replied to alexaforbes's discussion Perennial vegetables in cold climates in the group Perennial Vegetables
"Yes, the D'aubenton Kale can grow in the Queenstown region as it is very hardy. Any of the napus kales that were bred by Tim Peters would do well down there as they were selectively bred to withstand up to -20 while the oleracea kales selected…"
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"I had one of those 4 tier mini hot house for about 6 years and sprouted most of my plants in it - it worked really well and didn't take up much room at all  - I had it sitting next to the shed wall. It is now shelving in the new one.…"
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4 roses surplus to requirements

Smooth variety, thornless and scented. Please contact me if interested

Posted by Sarah Louise Rose Yates on July 6, 2014 at 12:26pm

Winter diary

Have dug in the sheet composted coffee grounds and grass clippings. I think it makes a better veggie bed combining the organic matter with the topsoil although no-dig purists may disapprove. Have planted out a lot of self sown corn and lettuce seedlings and mixed the corn with broad beans. Need to add squash for the Mexican triumvirate. The whole site is covered in weeds now and we are finally getting some mandarins, lemons, limes and oranges. 

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on July 2, 2014 at 9:42pm

Gluten free

Junko has researched and perfected a number of gluten free bread and cake recipes to get me off the wheat energy roller coaster. I don't fall asleep in the afternoon now and my bakery bill has dropped. She's using mixtures of spelt, rye, rice, corn and potato flours. Some taro and a couple of bananas have survived where I chucked them in the corner soak hole where the run-off ends up. Comfrey is everywhere. I miss my chickens - if anyone in Akl needs to get rid of a couple of layers please…


Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on July 2, 2014 at 9:41pm


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