Debbie L
  • Female
  • Hamilton
  • New Zealand
Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Events
  • Groups (7)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Debbie L's Friends

  • imrose
  • Nick

Debbie L's Groups

 

Debbie L's Page

Latest Activity

Debbie L joined Hester's group
Thumbnail

Herbs

A group to share knowlege and ideas about growing and using herbs.
Jul 6, 2013
Debbie L joined Isabell Strange's group
Thumbnail

Companion Planting

Exploring which plants are beneficial to each other when planted together and which plants are best kept apart.
Jul 6, 2013
Debbie L joined Isabell Strange's group
Thumbnail

Pruning

How and when to prune fruit and nut trees, canes, bushes, vines and herbs
Jul 6, 2013
Debbie L joined Laine's group
Thumbnail

Becoming More Self Reliant - The Dream

A lot of people have the dream of a few acres of land and self reliance (as opposed to self -sufficiency, which is a myth!). This group is to draw together the experiences of those living the dream and sharing the lessons learned on the way with those still working towards living on the land.See More
Jul 6, 2013
Debbie L replied to Denise's discussion organic remedy for leaf curl? in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"I had thought that the spraying for Leaf Curl could only be preventative- ie before the tree actually grows leaves (over the winter) and that once the foliage was in place, there was nothing you could do about it. Correct me someone please if I am…"
Nov 2, 2009
Debbie L replied to Kristine Amon's discussion Holes in my silverbeet! in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"I had a similar thing going on with my cabbages, except the holes gradually got bigger. Today I pulled off 5-6 caterpillars from the four plants. Go over them with a fine tooth comb- caterpillars would start off tiny and and be hard to find."
Oct 19, 2009
Debbie L replied to Debbie L's discussion Dwarf nectarine- do I pull off the fruit? in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Thanks for that!!"
Oct 19, 2009
Letitia Shaw replied to Debbie L's discussion Dwarf nectarine- do I pull off the fruit? in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Hi Debbie I purchased a dwarf peach tree a couple of months ago, and the advice (from Kings) was to take all the baby fruit off this year, and next year (dependent on the size of the tree) take most of it off - you don't want too much fruit…"
Oct 19, 2009
Debbie L added a discussion to the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
Thumbnail

Dwarf nectarine- do I pull off the fruit?

I purchased a dwarf nectarine tree during the winter. I see it already has quite a lot of fruit on it and it's only a baby. Do I pull the fruit off this year to allow the tree to develop? I know you do with citrus, but can't find any info about this with stone fruit or even apples.I should mention, it isn't looking too flash- it has leaf curl - from all the rain I guess. I would have thought that the garden centre/ nursery would have sprayed for this while it was dormant?? Oh well... I hope it…See More
Oct 17, 2009
Debbie L replied to Michael Schenk's discussion Testing soil? in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Well I would just contact Environmental Fertilisers and ask them... that fertiliser you refer to is a good all round boost isn't it?"
Oct 17, 2009
Debbie L replied to megan dahl's discussion faster growing vegies in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"This is what I got: PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Natures Garden Fertiliser is a blend of Sechura RPR, Humic Acid, Seaweed, Vermicast and Paramagnetic Basalt Rock Dust. This has been composted and inoculated with beneficial soil bacteria and…"
Oct 17, 2009
Debbie L replied to Helen and Patrick Doherty's discussion fruit trees in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"And as for the citrus- tangelo- I would get a tangelo ugli as it is a slightly sweeter version of a tangelo and the satsuma mandarin has excellent flavour and is seedless. I know less about the orange, but we purchased a sweet navel."
Sep 25, 2009
Debbie L replied to Helen and Patrick Doherty's discussion fruit trees in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"For those in the Auckland region looking for information about fruit trees and a reliable place to buy I recommend Kaipara Garden Centre. They specialise in trees that do well in the warmer Auckland region (ie stone fruit that does not need as many…"
Sep 25, 2009
Katherine Lucas replied to Debbie L's discussion Planting companion plants beneath fruit trees in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Apparently it is a good idea to plant some dahlia's when you have apple trees because the dahlias harbour earwigs and they eat the codlin moth larvae. I can recommend the comfrey, I have trees which have comfrey growing around them thriving in…"
Sep 17, 2009
Isabell Strange replied to Debbie L's discussion Planting companion plants beneath fruit trees in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"This is how I worked it: the advice is to mulch around the drip line as this is where the feeding roots are so when trees were small I companion planted on the out side of the mulch and as they grew and the circle between the mulch and trunk grew I…"
Sep 14, 2009
Glen Kirkby replied to Debbie L's discussion Planting companion plants beneath fruit trees in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"It seems to be a fairly theoretical science to me. I totally understand the rationality behind it and practice it myself, but has there been any studies done with enough depth to be able to determine the qualitive differences between different…"
Sep 10, 2009

Profile Information

Suburb
Pukete
Post / Zip Code
3200
Food Growing Skill Level
Beginner
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Nectarines, lettuce, capsicum

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Ooooby to add comments!

Join Ooooby

At 10:13pm on August 21, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Cute bub.
At 10:12pm on August 21, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hello Debbie. Welcome. A delight to have you with us. You seem to have a grasp on how it all works. Have fun oooobying!!
 
 
 

What's Buzzing? 

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Pete Russell.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service