Kai o Te Aro Community Garden


Kai o Te Aro Community Garden

Location: Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
Members: 56
Latest Activity: Feb 5

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autumn planting 1 Reply

Started by Charles Barrie. Last reply by Charles Barrie Feb 27, 2012.

Garden Tours etc 2 Replies

Started by Martin Wilson. Last reply by Martin Wilson Feb 6, 2012.

The future of Wellington 1 Reply

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Comment by Jessica Newton on July 18, 2011 at 11:46pm

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...



Comment by Lynsey Ferrari on July 18, 2011 at 9:03am

Excellent Charles - Hope the kitty can reimburse you for the garlic.

I'm free to help with Vic Uni people on Wed morning.

Comment by Charles Barrie on July 18, 2011 at 8:41am

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 :)


Comment by Lynsey Ferrari on July 18, 2011 at 12:05am

Hello Matt,

I'll get some garlic from Commonsense this week, presuming they still have some good local bulbs.

Lynsey :-)

Comment by Charles Barrie on July 13, 2011 at 10:16am
hey Conor- sorry about that bro. We have a policy of not putting our addresses on OOOOBY as it is public. If you email us at arogardener@gmail.com we'll make sure you're on the list and then you'll get the info about the next potluck for sure!
Comment by Conor Clerkin on July 11, 2011 at 5:17pm
I don't think I got an email about the potluck meeting. What is it, where and at what time? Cheers!
Comment by Charles Barrie on July 11, 2011 at 11:29am

Hey everyone,


hope to see you at the potluck planning meeting tonight. I sent an email out with the details :)




Comment by Charles Barrie on June 29, 2011 at 12:04pm

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 :)

Comment by Charles Barrie on June 28, 2011 at 1:08pm

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!

Comment by Lynsey Ferrari on June 27, 2011 at 2:38pm

Hi Guys, Barry Thomas has offered us some carpet & underlay. He has stored it in the Bunker next door to our storeroom. May be useful for Orchard paths?


How was the workshop y'day Charles? Weather was a bit dicey.


Lillian's blog is a treat -  It's great to have that more in-depth record available for anyone who's curious.


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