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Forum for Hawkes Bay Ooooby members to share news, notices, ideas and information relating to the local area. We have regular gatherings to share produce, seeds, plants and gardening ideas, and get to know other local Oooobiers.

Location: Hawkes Bay
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2013

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Looking for Abutilon (chinese lantern) .....????

Hi Everyone ,   Hope you can help!!Does anyone out there have the green or the near black abutilon plants (chinese lantern) , i am trying to get some cuttings  to go with my other colours, love to…Continue

Started by Helen Jan 22, 2012.

January Oooobymeet

To be held at Lynn'sClick on this link for details…Continue

Started by Hester Jan 10, 2012.

Compost worms in exchange 3 Replies

I am transferring from a home-made worm composting system using multiple 20 litre plastic buckets to a 3-tier worm farm I have just bought. I have a lot more compost worms than I need for the new…Continue

Started by Margaret. Last reply by Lynn Dec 27, 2011.

Nov meet 8 Replies

November Meet: Very small turn out - but we had a good garden chat, swapped plants, learnt some tips, and enjoyed some tasty food! For so many members listed in the HB the number who came was very…Continue

Started by Helen. Last reply by Helen Dec 3, 2011.

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Comment by Helena Faust on January 7, 2012 at 12:29pm
Hi all, it is my great pleasure to announce that I now have a hen and 4 chicks in my backyard and they are soooo cute! If anyone wud like to visit you are invited, let me know and I will send a contact, cheers, Helena.
Comment by Richard Watson on December 30, 2011 at 3:23pm

Helen - i put it down to just rainwater thats the reason why the parsnips are so tall,there's something in rainwater thats better than irrigation water

Comment by Lynn on December 30, 2011 at 10:03am

Capsicums are actually a perennial. We (including me!) have a tendency to treat them as annuals. I personally won't be doing that any more - will shelter them over in the winter. Planting at the moment - beetroot, lettuce, spring onions, basil.

Soil - compost should be doing the trick, Helen. Does the garden get pretty dry there? I compost at the beginning of the season, then during growth time, I add liquid comfrey tea and worm wee. That;s pretty much it for me. Would love to hear what others are doing.

Comment by Helen on December 30, 2011 at 9:56am

Hi Guys and Gals, 

What is everyone planting now ??

I am looking for some fresh ideas!!

Anything interesting ??

Comment by Helen on December 30, 2011 at 9:33am

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Ah ... mmm - it must be lack of TLC - any ideas on whats best to enhance the soil , i have been using bags of compost but perhaps it is lacking something else ....

Wow never seen parsnips like it Richard ..well done!!

Yes Lynn - Capsicums still small too, but interestingly tho the ones i left in as an experiment from last year and just cut back are doing better than the new ones planed this year and are first to have a flower !!!

Comment by Richard Watson on December 30, 2011 at 8:39am

yer thanks Lynn,to think thats Nutty celery in front which is a bit more than waist height,it gives an idea how high the parsnip is

Comment by Lynn on December 30, 2011 at 8:06am

Wow Richard! That's one doozy parsnip crop! 

Comment by Richard Watson on December 30, 2011 at 6:41am

I know i'm not in the Hawkes Bay but its been my best season for as long as i can remember,everything is so much taller,broad beans that are normally chest height are taller than me,parsnip seed crop near to 3m 

Comment by Lynn on December 29, 2011 at 11:39pm

Hi Helen - I've had problems getting some of my capsicums up and running, and the egg plants, but other than those, everything is doing pretty well. Oh, a few tomato plants looking sad, most are terrific though. Will wait to see whether it's the bumper crop I had last year.

Comment by Helen on December 29, 2011 at 10:04pm

Hi everyone, Potatoes and tomatoes and mints doing really well, but not much else  -  seems to be a strange season , anyone agree ?? Or maybe it is just lack of tlc ..... cheers, Helen

 

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