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Toni Brown is now a member of Ooooby
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Kali and Gayle M are now friends
12 hours ago
Fiona Drummond commented on Pete Russell's group Bees
"Hi TJ, if you add little sticks on the treacle, across the length of the tin that they can stand on, they shouldn't get stuck"
21 hours ago
Gayle M commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Any one want to do some garden swapping. Looking for starter plants of perennials.  Asters, penstemon, dahlia bulbs, Shasta Daisy, federation daisies, Crysanthemums. Just small offshoots or cuttings or tubers to get started. Can swap with what…"
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Gayle M commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Keen to see your list Kali."
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New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange

Are you looking for a particular plant or seeds ? Do you have spares?Post your notices here.See More
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Bees

Whether you are a Beekeeper, would like to keep Bees or simply understand the importance of Bees, this group is for you. Viva la Bees!See More
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Gayle M joined Christopher's group
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Organic Gardening For Beginners

An introduction to growing food and herbs without the use of poisons.
23 hours ago
Gayle M joined Tony Lucas's group
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Urban Homesteaders

Growing and do things the old way.Do you grow your own vege, make soap, use herbs, cut your own firewood, long for the pioneer days where it literally came from your own back yard. If you do then this is the group for you.See More
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Gayle M joined Pete Russell's group
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Growers Market

MONEY DOES GROW ON TREES!SELL YOUR HOMEGROWN HARVEST HERESee More
23 hours ago
TJ commented on Pete Russell's group Bees
"I have been told to hang tins partially filled with treacle in my apple and pear trees to help combat coddling moth.  My neighbour has an apiary nearby and I am worried that this treatment will cause bees to also get caught in the sticky…"
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CesarZ and Ben Cheah are now friends
Thursday
Liz commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"Happy to help -welcome to the choko fan club, Jane!"
Wednesday
Jane Powell commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"OMG. Ijust looked at my very shooting choko and at the base of the stem their are roots. I never never noticed that. I want to grow more now. Thank you Thank you."
Wednesday
Liz commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"Jane, are you putting the sprout end down? The roots come out from the same area as the sprouts and will die quite quickly unless they are in the dark or the shade -preferably in soil. The sprout is happy to be under the soil -it will travel up the…"
Wednesday
Jane Powell commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"My choko is in a glass of water on my windowsill and has a long sprout with leaves. No roots I get these each year but when I plant it in a pot or plant it out they die. Would like advice please. Thanks"
Wednesday

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Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 8:02pm

Patience

Some citrus this year, mandarins, oranges, limes, grapefruit. Should have put in the persimon in year one. I've put in asparagus three years late. The bed in front of the west facing wall is very hot and dry. Good for melons and grapes. Have moved the rhubarb to a better irrigated spot with deep soil. Passionfruit seed has germinated. I have to figure out how to contain the chooks but still let them forage. They seem to be happier on everyone else's property and I think it's grass they…

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Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:42pm

Chitted seed

The chitted corn and beans had fantastic germination but the corn is dieing back although it has pollinated. Broad Beans are a winter crop anyway.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:37pm

Chickinsulation

Temperature will drop to 4 degC tonight and one of my chooks was attacked by a roaming pair of dogs and lost half her feathers. I have solved the problem by loading steaming composting grass into their sleeping house and putting a layer of polystyrene foam waste on the roof. So insulation plus under-floor heating. The compost will generate heat for three days. One other chook hasn't come home so I don't know if she is dead or just hiding. Have dropped flyers around the area with a phone…

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Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:35pm

Persistence

My bananas didn't produce very promising fruit and took up a lot of space so I chopped them up and dumped them in the soak hole at the lower end of the section along with the taro. Being indestructible they both took root and now serve as transpirers and will block the neighbours house in two years. May eventually produce something edible if you can wait that long.

Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:29pm

The Transition Conference is back!

On behalf of Naresh.

After a 3 year gap since our last event at Battersea Arts Centre, the 2015 gathering will bring together delegates from across the worldwide Transition Movement, connecting National Hubs with local Initiatives and celebrating the wonderful achievements and work that have been occurring since we began this journey back in 2006. Our intention for this event is to make an affordable,…

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Posted by Pete Russell on June 5, 2015 at 11:13am

Some interesting facts about Comfrey

Hi all I just kicked off a research program that seeks to realize the untapped potential for comfrey, an ancient Russian herb.  If you’re interested in supporting my efforts, a grass roots citizen science project, and have a few bucks to spare please support my pledgeme…

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Posted by Tim on March 22, 2015 at 1:42pm

 
 
 

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