I'll be taking a practical Double Digging workshop on the 24th March from 1-3pm. DOuble digging is a great technique for preparing the soil, and growing big healthy plants, and is part of the bigger Biointensive gardening technique. You…"
"Thanks so much for the tips Bridge. Haven't got compost area up and running get, thats on the to do list... Will defnitely try some green manure crops too. I have sown some things into trays but I really wanted to see if…"
"hay darryl! hope springs treating you well, The tomato/potato pysllid is rampant all through gisborne and majorly effects the crops. We are working really hard this year to clean up the potatoes, as the pysllid also spreads viruses which are also…"
"Hay Krissi, your setup looks really nice so far : ). I would reccomend getting some green manure crops in to help build up your soil health. Mustard is a good one, as is blue lupins which i like to grow in the garden over winter, you can then also…"
"Thanks! but it's definitely a work in progress. Not exactly green yet, although having mulch on the ground is a definite improvement on just mud.
We've always had dubious results with potatoes too - and the birds always seem to get to the…"
"Wow that looks great Krissi ! We've just got our strawberries in ( a bit late) and are seeing our asparagus starting to crop again. Asparagus is a perennial that takes 3 years or so to get into full swing - you need a permanent place for them…"
"Here's the veg area of my garden - its a new house so everything has to be started from scratch. Its looking a little sad at the moment! I want to plant up the raised beds and also plant stuff around the lids of the septic tanks,…"
"Hay gizzy peops, not sure how many people still head to this page or not, however if you are looking for any local advice on your garden or need some help then please do get in touch with me. Happy to help people gt their gardens sorted for the…"
Far out brussel sprout, love your pics. Your chickens won't be able to dig up your raised gardens. I am chicken proofing my gardens now - I got them in December and need to fence off two more areas and then maybe they will leave the vegetables alone! I got two Brown Shavers from a place in Ora Place, Makaraka and an Australorp off the Internet. The Eastland Trader often has them advertised.
You guys look like you have been very busy! Any luck on the chooks yet? We have noticed all sorts of folks have scored chickens in our neighbourhood lately...even the posh people with that huge white house on the corner!
love your vege garden! i have a really big area for the chooks to roam in with trees, shelter, undergrowth to scratchin, etc. they also get out into the garden to scratch around for extra goodies. mind you, they wreck everything!
Hi Darryl - I have ppp'ss not pumpkins - sorry they wouldnt be any good I need to master the art of growing pumpkins the leaves have a milky residue Im thinking a disease and proving to be quite fickle about the surface the pumpkin is growing on ? Let me know if you give em a blast.... Any one know if you can eat the flowers and whether they're as good as courgette flowers or not ?