Jane Maarie
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Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Mmmm sounds good Lynn.. I'm missing fresh veg from my garden. Now that I am officially on holiday from a year of study.. I can concentrate in getting my garden up to scratch for a few months before I hit the books again."
Dec 6, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Megan's photo
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The elderflower cordial taking a hot water bath

"Hi Megan, thanks for the tip :) I will surely freeze the berries too.  As for the black boy peach...I planted a couple of the seeds and only one has taken off."
Dec 3, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Megan's photo
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The elderflower cordial taking a hot water bath

"I just made elderflower syrup/cordial over the weekend for the first time and yep...we all love it.  I'm now just waiting for the berries to come out to make syrup with that.  :)"
Dec 2, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"With the pulp I am going to make a peach cobler for pudding & maybe a cake for the freezer :)"
Feb 10, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Went to Huanui Orchards yesterday & bought 10kilos ($3 per kg) of paragon peaches to make peach jelly jam....using just the skins & pips but after the boys & I demolished quite a few of them...sooooo good!! I realised that there just…"
Feb 10, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Hey thanks Ingrid & Lynn :) I've been removing the rotten courgettes from the plant & I'll give both your ideas a go.  Rex, I agree with you about the dry spell we are heading towards as there are already some large cracks in…"
Jan 22, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Picked my first ever Yellow Ogan plum today. A Japanese variety. Tasted so good! Twas bigger than I imagined, yellow skin, yellow flesh & the flavour so sweet - took me back to the days of my youth.  Not many plums as only in it's 2nd…"
Jan 21, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"So happy to see that I have lots of delicious red kuri pumpkins forming on numerous plants & taking over quite a decent chunk in the paddock. This time I will have to find a better place to store them...preferably away from the kitchen where…"
Jan 15, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"We've been eating random ripe cherry tomatoes lately, I should have staked the plants but I've just let them sprawl all over the place. Two plants equals LOTS of green tomatoes for now."
Jan 6, 2013
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Upon walking around the garden this morning I found two massive self sown plants of pumpkin growing happily amongst quite a reasonable size  bush of elderberry with one proud flower atop.  It's just the little things that forever make…"
Dec 26, 2012
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Mmmm cucumbers...mine are coming away rather nicely too lynn :) And thank you both for the Xmas wishes. We just had a neat & simple get together with family.  Lots of laughter, music, food, board games & lots of TV watching since it was…"
Dec 26, 2012
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Well if they keep it up it will be more like roast chicken! lol I am looking at getting some meat birds anyway so I might as well try it out on the naughty ones I already have (hehehe)."
Nov 22, 2012
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Hi Rex, no I didn't plant elephant garlic this time.  I planted the more pugnant kind...can't think of the name just now.  They haven't gone to seed but they are not looking too hot either.  They have gone all yellow…"
Nov 21, 2012
Jane Maarie commented on Kali's photo
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kale flowers

"what a neat shot! :O)"
Nov 5, 2012
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"hahahahh funny Rex.  Spent a good part of the afternoon mowing lawns...lovely day for it & finally getting around to weeding veggie gardens.  Still a long way to go but planted out a few seedlings of odells lettuce, cherry tomatoes…"
Nov 5, 2012
Jane Maarie commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Thanks Rex...I'll tell him, although I'm pretty sure he'll say.....I know lol :O)"
Oct 29, 2012

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Suburb
Maungatapere
Post / Zip Code
0179
I am a...
Gardener
I can offer
Food from my garden, Preserving
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I am trialing all sorts of vegetables all the time in 4 raised beds & 3 in the paddock. I'm loving growing vegg from seed & experimenting with mulches.

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At 3:29pm on November 16, 2011, Kali said…

oh JAne what a bummer, my chooks are prisoners because you can never cure them of such darstardly behaviour. :(

At 11:04pm on September 26, 2011, Kali said…
HI Jane, youre having fun lol did you get any of the blue scabiosa coming up?  a rat got into my seedlings and chewed those off, only one plant left! here's hoping that between us we can save some more seed for next year, I love blue flowers. my seedlings are coming on very slowly, had lots of cool weather
At 9:41am on September 3, 2011, Megan said…
hello Jane Maarie, my black boy peach stones have germinated.  How are yours coming along? Had mine in a clear yoghurt tub & could see the shoots down the side of the pot! It's going to be a while before any leaves emerge but great to know that they've taken.
At 4:57pm on June 23, 2011, Megan said…
hello Jane, the grass clippings should be fine as a mulch, I put a really thick layer of pea straw over my garlic straight after it was planted and the shoots came through without any trouble. You can never plant too much garlic, I put in over 100 cloves last year and still don't think that it was enough, it doesn't go very far once you've shared a few bulbs and I love to roast them whole. The weather's been so mild, still planting garlic down here. Last year, had it all planted in early May. Not so organised this year :)
At 7:49pm on June 22, 2011, Rex Morris said…
Hi Jane, glad to hear you are hard out gardening as usual!!  I dont actually mulch the garlic -  I just leave them be and occasionally give them a bit of a weeding.  I  havent been in garden much lately as I am doing a temporary Principals job at Ruawai Primary and travelling everyday. And busy again this weekend.  Nevermind soon be spring!
At 2:11am on June 19, 2011, Lynn said…
Hi Jane - wonderful...though it seems it's faster to post south than to post north! LOL I got yours the next day! Been cold and wet here today - certainly not gardening weather.
At 9:56pm on June 12, 2011, Lynn said…
Hi Jane...your harvest and preserving photos look fantastic! Hey, surf the net for ways to make your own worm farm...it can be done very cheaply. I will be making one next year when I move towns. Where did you get the seed for your black corn? And what are your black potatoes called? They look great! I have tons of spare seed from a Amish Pie pumpkin (the one in my photo) if you would like any, just let me know.
At 9:35am on May 30, 2011, Lynn said…
Hi Jane...thanks for the kind words. Yes, I think we all can do with a bit of motivation from time to time and if that's what I have helped with, I'm glad. My main garden, which is raised, doesn't require a lot of weeding, so I only have to spend half an hour every 3 or 4 weeks just tidying up...it's great! Hey, I love your photos! Black spuds, kumara - I've never grown either, and would love to! Please Lord, when I move towns next year, may I have some land? :) I LOVE herb gardening, growing, propagating, drying and using. I'm happy to share any time, just yell when you're ready. I use herbs both for culinary and medicinal purposes. I have a little grounding in rongoa, but would love to learn more as I'm also a great believer in each country supplies it's own unique medicines and nutritions. Today, it is sunny and warm...I'm painting! I know you will relate to that! lol
At 11:29pm on April 26, 2011, Kali said…
my 10 year old son Azi made the cinnamon pinwheels, we had them for dessert tonight :)
At 2:38pm on April 25, 2011, Kali said…
sure,  that would be nice to have an heirloom recipe :) One of my sons made rewena bread once for school, leaving potato and flour to go sour and using that as a leven, it tasted nice. Fennel bulbs are nice sliced finely  in a salad with orange, its crunchy and has a nice flavour
 
 
 

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