"Hi Di. I read your article the other night. I think it's a fantastic idea, it makes so much sense! It's awful when you see lots of fruit wasted and rotting on the ground. I would be happy to help with picking in the future,…"
"Hi : Made another batch of kimchee 2 weeks ago, J Artichokes, chokos, apples, nettles, onions, garlic, ginger, and salt. Tastes great, a neighbour visited, gave us a hand, and finished off the last of last years batch, describing it as yummy!
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I was wondering if you could tell me what the berry was, on the fence just before you go thru the gate,down to the bananas? What a lovely productive garden, on what must be quite a challenging…"
"Thought I'd add that although I found Green Sausage to be healthy and disease free, it always looks a bit strange, as if its a bit of a weak and droopy plant, but this is just the way it grows, and it fruits really well."
"If you have room try growing a few varieties. Brandywine Pink would be my favourite beefsteak type, although I do quite like the black tomatoes as well. Riesenstraube always does well for me for cherry type tomatoes and I like to grow at least one…"
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It's very much a work in progress!! Lots of ideas ,never enough time!spinach,silverbeet,strawberries,raspberries,lemons,coriander,garlic,broad beans,comfrey, lemongrass,kaffir lime,pepinos,alpine strawberries,lemon balm,marigolds,majoram,thyme,coriander,spring onions,figs,bananas, etc...
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Yes, it is my impression that leaving the greenhouse exposed to the winds would not be helpful. Ah well, back to the cloches? Still gardening but not with ...? A story? Hope all is exceedingly well with you.
How lovely to hear from you Annabelle. I miss seeing you here on Mondays - what are you up to now. Anyway, the plastic greenhouse. The zips can be bothersome and unstable - they tear away from the plastic really easily, or else I am just too hard on them. The shelves are fine once you get them all settled and you do need a flat surface or else they all go awry and come off of their supports. But I bought two covers and am now in my third year with the frame - which I have reduced by 2 shelves because I moved it to a spot that was not so protected and now it can snuggle in and be windproofed. They are great for seedlings, so long as you make sure they don't get drafts. And saying that I realise I have been more successful with little pots than with trays. A long spouted watering can is useful since, if you have pots/trays on each shelf then it makes it easier to get in. Need any more comment, has that helped you decide? Stay warm and plant lots.
Thanks for the welcome. Watch NZ Peter Proctor's documentary on biodynamics in India "One Man, One Cow, One Planet". I think it's being shown this Thursday or Friday at Michael Park School in Ellerslie. You will be awed and inspired. Workshop to follow on Saturday.
hi Annabelle, thanks for your help with the jerusalem I will be able to harvest now. Yes it is a variegated elderberry. I managed to make some elderflower cordial this year, but the birds cleaned up the berries before I barely even knew they were ripe. The green elderberry grows wild around here along the road side and in vacant lots I think the birds spread the seeds.
Yes, I am making a Turkish Aubergine Pilaf (which has lovely cinnamon and allspice) with a Beetroot and Yoghurt salad - also Turkish (both recipes from Claudia Roden's Arabesque). I gave some away and there is only one left to slave over and cherish.
Good to hear about your galangal. One of my ots has flowered but the other is still thinking about it!
Yes, I am growing Edamame. They are getting quite big and doing well in my greenhouse. I read they get to max 40 inches tall. I would love an elderberry cutting I have never seen then here before. Can you make the meeting/party at mine on the 9th?