Anyone in our area keen to join a group who are trying plastic free july? Theres a small group of us so far, but would love more people in our area to join ths group - we'll be sharing ideas, local s…
July 11, 2015 from 10am to 1pm – Auckland Botanic Gardens Manurewa, in the covered courtyards.
At the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa. In the covered Courtyard. Sale of Fruit trees, subtropical, heirloom varieties of pip and stone fruit, and resources to help you look after your trees. T…
Ben Elms will demonstrate on the four year old apple, pear, quince and apricots trees in our gardens, how to prune and train the young trees. Gold coin donation with all proceeds to be shared with th…
Organized by Queenstown Harvest Gardens | Type: fundraiser
Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 8:16pm
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…Continue
Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:42pm
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…Continue
Posted by Suburban Micro Food Forest on June 22, 2015 at 7:35pm
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
Posted by Pete Russell on June 5, 2015 at 11:13am
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…Continue
Posted by Tim on March 22, 2015 at 1:42pm