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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
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Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2019

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Free Organic Feijoas 2 Replies

I have an avalanche of feijoas. Organically grown. We have 5 large trees-help!Message me if you would like some. You can have buckets full.Pick up your own, in Bay View.Continue

Started by Hester. Last reply by Hester May 12, 2016.

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.

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Comment by Helen on February 19, 2012 at 1:07pm

I sure agree Richard - the way everything has grown with all the rain, but not a lot of joy with peppers and chilli this year.... they are there but not growing much , thought i might put them into my small green house , do you think they will come to anything now??  Or should i just discard them?? The ones that have done best are the left overs from last year...strange!

Comment by Helen on February 18, 2012 at 9:49am

 Just something of interest , my mother lives in a residential area on the flat in town and has an opposum coming every night and neatly eating the skin off a lemon or two , not interested in anything else !!

Comment by Helen on February 18, 2012 at 9:43am

Yum...thanks Hester...interesting tasting the differences!

Comment by Helena Faust on January 23, 2012 at 8:11am
I didn't realize there was a mtg recently, sorry to have missed. Sometimes I ignore ooooby Msgs too quikly bc they are often about AK. Hope you r all well and try for next time. Would be happy to do at my place then I'd b sure to come!
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


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