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Latest Activity: Mar 4
hi, I have added some more garden beds this spring and wanted to plant a dedicated bed of stinging nettles for medical food. does anyone have the right type which i can have some seedlings from to get this herb going.
Hi kiwi brown - I am pricking my seedling tomatoes out into slightly bigger pots but I wont be planting them in the garden for another month yet. Even though the weather seems warmer than usual, I will still go about things cautiously. Re the compost mesh - I haven't found the type I want yet, but I have a few days clear this week so will start around the engineers shops.
Yes Rex, it does seem things are moving fast this year and I am a little distrustful of it and even though like you have tomato plants ready to put out feel like they would get beat up in the wind and sometimes cold nights. Perhaps I'll be brave like you and put some out but I think I'll put some clear drink bottles over them for the nights until they get settled in.
Been meaning to ask if you got your mesh for screening the compost. I got some kind of fencing for small animals (I guess) which was very small squares and quite stiff. Husband put a frame around it and it is holding up well. Got the wire at RD 1.
Am planting the cool crops still, cole crops, peas, spinach, in a cooler part of garden and weeding area for spuds and carrots. Have some black wax and kidney bush beans growing well in garden. Hope time starts going slower...............I feel behind all the time!
Tomatoes: my seedlings are now ready to prick out into biger pots. I did leave them inside too long and they have got a little leggy but still all good. I planted a few different sorts today to get some variety - green sausage, Tula and cascade. After some wet weather we now have another beautiful spring day. Everything feels as though it is happening earlier this year.
Thanks for the tip Richard
Rex, try an engineering supplies company for mesh - we have lots of those down Taranaki way. Stainless mesh is hellish expensive.
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Does anyone know where mesh for sifting composting can be found? I have been to Bunnings, Mitre10, window manufacturing places...... But nothing to be found.
Potatoes: do people have a favourite? what is the best variety for mashing? roasting, hash browns? patties?
Orchids - hi kiwi brown, I have occasionally split my orchids. It is quite easy. After removing from the bag, split them, trim the roots and repot with new orchid potting mix. They do like to be compact and take a couple of years to grow and fill up the space.
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