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Anna Holmes commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"My elephant garlic loved all the rain but I did plant it under the eaves of the side of my house... I had the best crop I've ever grown with thanks to a good friend who taught me how to care for it.. (hehe!)... I wish I had planted more. I got…"
Dec 12, 2016
kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Oh! Thanks Megan, now you said they are scapes I can see they probably are.  My whole garden this yr is in pots (broken wrist) and the garlic looks too tall and scapes too round.  I shall cut them off.  Didn't know that about…"
Dec 11, 2016
Megan commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Kiwi Brown, the seed heads are the scapes and the bulbs will be starting to form now as Anna mentioned. The bulbs don't normally start bulking up until the last month of growth. The bulbs will be ready to harvest when there are 4-6 green leaves…"
Dec 10, 2016
kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"I had slow growing garlic too then about a month ago, lots of growth....surprise, now  the stinkers are shooting up with seed heads instead of forming bulbs.  We had rain all winter but don't know what caused this.  I thought…"
Dec 10, 2016
Kali commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"my garlic hasn't enjoyed all the rain and has resprouted in bunches, so i wont be storing any... maybe some elephant garlic will come through unscathed."
Dec 10, 2016
Val Davies commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Did they have rust? Apparently its a terrible year for garlic, mine are spindly stems of nothing and have rust."
Dec 10, 2016
Anna Holmes commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Will they not still bulb up Lynn? Perhaps they are simply not ready yet? Mine only bulb up a few weeks before I decide to harvest them. "
Dec 10, 2016
Lynn commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Oh dear...garlic...very sad. I planted 83 cloves, 81 of which sprouted. But sadly, all they did was grow a few stems and did nothing else. There have been no bulbs or anything. Just 81 garlic smelling spring onions! Very disappointing and I'm…"
Dec 10, 2016

Profile Information

Suburb
Eden Park
I can offer
to be a gardening buddy
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Swapping Food
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
guava, feijoa, pawpaw, pepino, loquat, cape gooseberry, Jerusalem artichokes, tamarillo, pomegranate, inga bean tree, avocado, grape, chives, russian tarragon, mint, rauram, bergamot, dill, lemon balm, lots of veges...some of these are still quite young, others are well established.

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Watering Detroit's food desert



One of the feeding the city series of articles, this one focuses on Detroit. This is the city where journalist Jerry White reported last year that the once proud Motor City where working class living standards were accelerated now has more than 40,000 vacant lots, numerous abandoned neighbourhoods and three times the poverty rate of the average American city. It's also the… Continue

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 1:31pm

Feeding the city series of articles...





This is a series of articles that profiles farmers, businesse owners and workers and agtivists who are reinventing urban food systems as this picture of Brooklyn's Eagle Street rooftop farm shows.



The series explores the many alternative food systems taking root in major cities around the US, with profiles of…
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Posted on October 20, 2010 at 1:22pm — 2 Comments

I've been thinking...there are a lot of us on ooooby now which means we must have some buying power....

I imagine that many of us aim for similar things. Say water harvesting

and recycling for example. I would like to harvest some of this rain we

are having here in Auckland for my summer watering and I really like

this range of corrugated iron tanks from Tanks Alot.





They have plastic ones too and are slim enough for those of use living on smaller sites.



I also really like the idea… Continue

Posted on August 7, 2010 at 11:17am — 12 Comments

Green roof on a garden studio in England













while its not veges, it could be!!



Completed in April, 2004, the 5m x 4m Garden Studio is cut into a 1 in 3 hillside, self-built in autumn 2003/spring 2004, entirely in timber and entirely suspended (walls and… Continue

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

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At 8:37pm on October 13, 2011, Matt Moir said…
Hi Denise I do have tomato seedlings left I would be happy to swap
At 7:49am on November 17, 2010, Mercurious said…
Hi Denise. You need a colloidal silver gentrator first. I think these are sold on trademe but there are other places to buy these in nz if you just gogle for it. That is the expensive part but cheap to make once you have the gear.
At 9:02pm on November 16, 2010, Mo Buttner-Jenkins said…
You are such a dear, I can only try and give it a go. No harm in trying ;-)
At 6:17pm on November 16, 2010, Mesepa said…
Hi there Denise i know i am 3months behind in replying, ive not been well so had to take time off and get away for a while to recoupe and rest so apologies for that.
I am now on the mend and will be getting back into the flow of things again....so forgive me if i sound like im out of touch because i have been.

i would live to be apart of the ooooobyversity or ooooobycrew, when do you all meet, im in oz at the moment but returning next tuesday so hopefully im not to late to meeting you all.
At 4:44pm on July 29, 2010, David T van der Leden said…
Hi Denise

Yeah I live in a tram on esplanade road. Yeah the prices are a bit vague on the site something we are fixing soon. Sorry Denise the smallest is 5.7 m diameter. But There seems to be a fair bit of interest in smaller domes. Perhaps we may look at making smaller say 3.5 m dia domes dunno.

The 5.7 = $6595 But we can always talk turkey as they say. I am also currently looking to find commissioned sales people to sell the domes perhaps you might be interested ? Thanks for the welcome Denise
At 2:31pm on July 27, 2010, Liz said…
Hi Denise, Sorry about the delay in getting back to you regarding the cheese. I'm not really in the market for your offerings but would be more than happy to swap for your local LETS currency. Are you a member of any. Not sure if OOOBY has a currency in it or not. Price would be around 15units per 250gms cheese and cash for postage or courier.
At 5:47pm on July 21, 2010, Tony said…
Jill headed to SE Asia in '89 after the Taranaki Herald closed (and Tiananmen Square forced an itinerary change) and ended up in London after that. Been there ever since and now doing alternative therapies for clients in the movie industry amongst others. Makes for interesting conversation over a wine :)
My experience is in BD/organic orcharding (avo, citrus) with a DipHort to keep me honest though presently growing an eco based online business www.HarmLessSolutions.co.nz Flick me a surname that Jill will recognise via our website contact page if you want. Cheers, Tony
At 1:57pm on July 21, 2010, Tony said…
Hi Denise, Another Naki person of long family links to the area :) We're on Egmont Road but I'm originally from the other end of NP. Bell Block has had a major rearrangement with the recent roading development so now is more of a quiet village than it was. You're right about the family connection and Jill is in London these days, when she's not out on location for a client. Cheers, Tony
At 10:34am on May 29, 2010, Kev W said…
hello again, sorry about the delayed response...hell of a week. got some quinces for you and found a couple of pheasant breasts in the freezer if you want to have a play around with them. they are kind of small but they would be a good sample and hopefully next week I should be getting a heap of birds if you wanted more. can pop over this weekend sometime if that suits
At 6:41am on May 28, 2010, Jenny Freewalker said…
Hi Denise, looks as though you have been really busy since we were last in contact. we seem to have run out of steam with the bees. l would still love to have a hive but after going into it more there seems to be quite a bit of work involved - more than l anticipated and having to go somewhere to check it is more than l can manage at the moment. My garden is now about 3/4 bottled and is looking good. l would love to catch up some time. take care,
 
 
 

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