Location: Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2013
Started by Charles Barrie. Last reply by Charles Barrie Feb 27, 2012.
Started by Martin Wilson. Last reply by Martin Wilson Feb 6, 2012.
Started by Charles Barrie. Last reply by Charles Barrie Jan 25, 2012.
Hey, in relation to garlic, I have a few spare cloves of Elephant garlic that I can't fit in my own garden. Elephant garlic has giant bulbs and cloves, with a mild flavour, a lot less fiddley when cooking with it and goes a long way. I get these from my mum, who grows heaps on the farm (so much some years that she covers our yacht when drying them in the boat shed – which makes for an interesting mix of aromas when sailing). I can try hit her up for some more of these if wanted, plus some of the other varieties she grows.
From what I know... Garlic is a great companion plant for repelling aphids and other garden nasties. It benefits apple, pear and peach trees, and is friends with cucumbers, lettuce, celery, rosemary and strawberries... Under the fruit trees in the orchard? It does take some time to grow so you maybe don't want it to be in the way too much during the spring/summer planting season...
Excellent Charles - Hope the kitty can reimburse you for the garlic.
I'm free to help with Vic Uni people on Wed morning.
I planted a whole lot of garlic (from organic bulbs I got from the CSA) in the orchard a couple of weeks ago. They are in one of the middle beds. I'm going back there on wed for the VIc uni working bee and will mark them then.
On that note, if anyone is free this Wednesday morning and feels like helping me hold the space for a working bee for Vic Uni's environmental week, please meet me at the community center at 9.30am :)
I'll get some garlic from Commonsense this week, presuming they still have some good local bulbs.
Kia ora all,
I'm feeling a little out of touch and wish I had made it to either the last potluck and/or the working bee today, but it hasn't worked out. Hope everyone is well and I hope to get back involved again soon. I'm away from this Wednesday till the following Friday, so it'll be sometime after that...
I've completed the work for the weedeater, so it is now ours. I just need to use it a couple more times in Khandallah before bringing it back to Aro mid-August.
I never got very far with sourcing garlic. I'm aware we should probably try to plant garlic sometime in the next few weeks. Pretty keen not to plant supermarket Chinese garlic. I've some lovely bulbs I've bought from Commonsense hoping to plant somewhere myself, but perhaps we should plant these somewhere or get some more. I'm aware its not the cheapest garlic out, but pretty keen to have some locally sourced (from Aotearoa at least) seed garlic. Thoughts?
hope to see you at the potluck planning meeting tonight. I sent an email out with the details :)
Hi all, this is form Kim Young- the owner of the secret garden:
"We just spent a few weeks fixing up one of the flats at 6 Boston Tce
It was nice to look down onto the Kai o Te Aro garden"
Nice to know they are still supportive :)
Lillian- great work on the blog, it looks awesome! Its still on my list to try and access those older entries and back log photos for you.
Lynsey- The workshop had a pretty low turn out, as is to be expected with the terrible weather, but we got to get the compost started off properly at least :) Yes the roof needs improvement...I'll work on this sometime. Thanks for the work you did in cleaning up the orchard.
Everyone- hope to see you at the working bee this weekend...and hopefully its not raining!
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