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What To Do Today?

Let us know what you have been doing in the garden lately plus the tips and tricks to making it work.

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Comment by Ruth OSullivan on November 1, 2010 at 9:17pm
been camping, long weekend for Marlborough Anniversary....collected buckets of seaweed for compost tea, my veges will LOVE it!!
Comment by Tony Lucas on November 1, 2010 at 8:42pm
got a lot done worked on the square gardens got one to fill. put in perpetual spinich and got my cucumbers in. Gonna have to start a fertiliser ragine like last year as things went well.
Beans are finally through.
Startin to get my Bokashi started again. Good stuff.
Comment by Hester on October 31, 2010 at 7:01pm
Potting up tomato seedlings-lots of! I need to mix up some Neem soap spray for aphids.
Comment by Bridge Scully on October 21, 2010 at 5:46pm
Good time for Snail patrol, went out last night wih torches and got half a bucket!! Found the ultimate snail highway along the back of the garden wooweeee!
Comment by Lynn on October 17, 2010 at 10:53pm
Removed various things going to seed and prepared the soil for new platings next week. Potatoes have popped through...yay! only 8 weeks until I have some ready to eat! All my seedlings are doing well and looking healthy, despite this CRAZY weather we've been having!
Comment by kathryn kneepkens on October 17, 2010 at 6:48pm
Weed weed weed, then got some horse compost. then the rain started again. watered seedlings in green house. Found my missing chicken sitting on eggs, Dogs had already found her, only five left. will move her tonight when it's dark.
Comment by Richard Grevers on October 17, 2010 at 1:05pm
Got into the garden for the first time this Spring yesterday (last year that was in August!). Cleared the strawberry planter of borage (too big) and weeds, and found 7 surviving or offshoot plants. Supplemented that with half a dozen new ones. Harvested winter carrots and replanted that bed with sugar-snap peas, a few radishes and two heirloom tomatoes. Weeded the winter onion bed and topped it up with red onion seedlings and some perpetual spinach. Put some marigolds in each bed.
This morning I got pumpkin and calendula seedlings from the farmers market - waiting for the rain to ease up to plant those.
Comment by Tony Lucas on October 17, 2010 at 8:33am
Cleaned up the Herb garden yesterday its neat finding different herbs I didnt know I had among the weeds.
Comment by Lesley Ramsey on October 12, 2010 at 4:21pm
Hi Margaret
Have you tried dipping the cut stem of tom cuttings in 'worm tea??' or honey?? I have found just putting them in water on my window ledge is successful when they are small, if they are large them layering them works well too
Comment by Bridge Scully on October 10, 2010 at 7:41pm
Ivonne, im going to try the three sisters this summer with one of my garden beds, ive heard its all in the timing....but hey isnt that anything!
I planted out my first sunflowers yesterday, aswell as lots of beneficials where i plan to plant my tomatos....marigolds, nasturitum, phacelia and a whole lot of thyme so hopefully they will all be thriving by tomato season....
Found a massive colony of grey aphids on some stressed turnips that had gone to seed....a reminder that i need to start the weekly fertiliser teas, and make a note of it too!
 

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