Justin JX
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Justin JX commented on Iona Bayley's group Vermiculture
"Can I feed the worms with kiwifruit skins?"
Nov 22, 2013
Robyn Guyton and Justin JX are now friends
Oct 2, 2013
Justin JX commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Does anyone have a female red kiwiberry vine and able to provide me with some cuttings to root please?"
Aug 13, 2013
Justin JX commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Just wondering if anyone have save seeds of Tomaccio? I wanted to do an experiment comparing F1 to F2 and grafted onto different rootstocks, but just found out I did not save any seeds from Tomaccio last season. I'm looking for 8 seeds exactly…"
Aug 3, 2013
Justin JX added a discussion to the group Christchurch NZ
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Citrus Variety for Chch

I intend to add a handful of citrus to the garden, namely, orange, grapefruit and mandarin. I am quite keen to find out from locals about the citrus cultivar and variety that you have planted and how well are they doing. Any special consideration/treatment given, such as a special spot in the garden, throwing frost cloth over in the winter... etc etc would be helpful too! And what are the odds for getting a reasonable crop?See More
Jul 8, 2013
Justin JX commented on Jo Drysdall's group Christchurch NZ
"Hi Kate, gypsum will not kill the plant. At the orchard, we used to top dress down the tree rows to bring the Calcium level up. I don't know anything about euphorbia, but if it is one of those who does not like clay, then my suggestion for…"
Jul 4, 2013
Justin JX updated their profile
Jul 4, 2013
Justin JX and Richard Watson are now friends
Apr 26, 2013
Justin JX commented on Isabell Strange's group Propagating by Grafting, Layering and Cuttings
"Hi David, yes, the cambium does came off easy the other day I was doing some practice. Another question, can I do more than 1 t-bud on a single rootstock? Just to increase the odds. "
Jan 27, 2013
Justin JX commented on Isabell Strange's group Propagating by Grafting, Layering and Cuttings
"Hi, May I know when is the best time to start t-budding stonefruits in Canterbury region?"
Jan 27, 2013
Justin JX joined Sylvia Bernstein's group
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Aquaponic Gardening

Aquaponics is the marriage of organic hydroponics and aquaculture. Fish waste becomes organic plant food; the plants filter the water for the fish. Interested in learning more?See More
Jan 27, 2013
Justin JX joined Robyn Guyton's group
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Food Forests NZ

Food forests and forest gardens are promoted through permaculture . This forum is for those who are growing or would like to grow one in their property.See More
Jan 20, 2013
Justin JX commented on Pete Russell's group Ooooby-versity
"Hi, is anyone able to help me to sort out the following according to sunlight requirement? apple, pear, plum, cherry, apricot, peaches/nectarines... I'm designing a food forest and need to place them in their best spot accordingly."
Jan 18, 2013
Justin JX commented on Steven Kung's group Christchurch Permaculture Group
"Just a question, has anyone explore incorporating Fibonacci sequence in guild design? "
Jan 18, 2013
Mariana left a comment for Justin JX
"Hey Justin, I love that you live in Ataahua - did you know it means beautiful. Looking forward to the first cherries! hope to see you again soon.  "
Nov 12, 2012
Justin JX joined Christy Martin's group
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Lyttelton

Connecting growers in Lyttelton.See More
Nov 11, 2012

Profile Information

Suburb
Ataahua
I am a...
Gardener
I can offer
to be a gardening buddy
Food Growing Skill Level
Beginner
Experience and Qualifications
Horticulturalist, Viticulturalist, Bio-Dynamics, Food Forest
I am interested in...
Community Gardens, Learning, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Food Forest
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I used to work at Kaituna Orchards where we grow Summer Fruits. and vineyards growing excellent Pinot Noir. At the Orchard Cottage, I embark on a journey of creating a forest garden of my own definition. I follow the works of Rudolf Steiner and Kay Baxter. My garden is a continual creative experiment, and co-creation with Mother Earth.

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At 10:59am on January 20, 2013, Mariana said…

Hey Justin, hope you are having a good weekend :-) I've copied the Sun/Shade preferences for the trees you asked about from Martin Crawford's Creating A Forest Garden, they're all listed under the canopy species. You could also ask this question in the Food Forest Group: http://ooooby.ning.com/group/foodforestsnz

Interesting idea about guilds and Fibonacci, sounds beautiful but it might be hard to incorporate the drip lines. Have you seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahXIMUkSXX0

AppleSun/shade preference: Full sun   Shade Tolerance: Light shade ‘About 50% or 4-5 hours full sun per day

Apricot – Sun/shade preference: Full sun   Shade Tolerance: None, needs full sun

Cherry - Sun/shade preference: Full sun   Shade Tolerance: Light shade ‘About 50% or 4-5 hours full sun per day

Peach & Nectarine - Sun/shade preference: Full sun   Shade Tolerance: None, needs full sun

Pear - Sun/shade preference: Full sun   Shade Tolerance: Light shade ‘About 50% or 4-5 hours full sun per day

Plum - Sun/shade preference: Full sun   Shade Tolerance: Light shade ‘About 50% or 4-5 hours full sun per day

At 3:12pm on November 12, 2012, Mariana said…

Hey Justin, I love that you live in Ataahua - did you know it means beautiful. Looking forward to the first cherries! hope to see you again soon.

 

At 4:29pm on July 9, 2012, Kali said…

HI Justin, I have a couple of varieties of tomato seed that I successfully grow outside in Greymouth, ie same latitude. One is called yellow taxi, and the other is called kotlas, they are dwarf determinate plants and not big croppers but reliably ripen for me. if you would like to  try them I could send you some seeds, alternatively you could join the southern seed exchange which I send seed to 

http://southernseed.org.nz/

 
 
 

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