Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Swapping Food, Eating Local Food
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Climbing Beans (10+ varieties), Tomatoes (5+ varieties), Sweetcorn, Cucumber, Peas, Choko, Radishes, Carrots, Pak Choi, Broccoli, Potatoes, Rocket, all sorts of Lettuce, Strawberries, Raspberries, Naranjila, Figs, Grapes, Olives, Guava, Broad Beans, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onions, Capsicums, Eggplant, Zucchini, Rockmelon, Watermelon, Pumpkin, Squash, Cress, Tamarilos, Kale, trying companion planting/beneficial insect attraction/medicinal herbs with Sunflowers, Marigolds, Mina Lobata, Lavender, Nasturtium, Echinacea, Wildflowers, Phacelia Tanacetifolia, Cleome, Foxglove, Calendula, Borage and also Comfrey for the compost, and trying Blue Lupins and Mustard as a green manure cover crop...
And though i'm not growing them exactly, i'm collecting copious amounts of fallen leaves from a nearby park and surrounding streets for leaf mould/potting mix down the the track...
I've challenged myself to use only found/second-hand/re-used/re-configured materials in the garden wherever possible... and it's almost always possible. Half a day clearing a friends' bamboo patch and the resulting stakes have proved invaluable... Now there's bamboo everywhere. Also i'm gently cultivating my own... Luckily i have an understanding/uncaring landlady (though she won't allow chickens as she lives over the back fence... Curses!)
Good to see you on Saturday. Hope you had a good weekend. I just reaslised I don't have your regular email address. Could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you the minutes from our meeting.
Hey Adam...just thought I'd let you know we're having a meeting this Saturday about the Green Screen (the enviro-doco evenings). Can't remember if you said you were interested, but if you are we're meeting at Café Jafa by Grey Lynn School on Saturday morning 10.30am It won't be more than an hour or so, as I have other things to do on Saturday.