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Roxy Hart left a comment for Karen
"Hi Karen hows the garden going? Did you carry on with your original plans? or change them as time went by? I am also about to start from scratch, any hints?"
Oct 18, 2011
Karen replied to Karen's discussion Starting from scratch in the group Organic Gardening For Beginners
"Wow, I checked out the "water tube" tree guards. They look amazing! I love that they protect the trees from chooks etc, provide a drip-type water system to the tree roots, protect them from extreme heat, wind etc. Do you think the normal…"
Aug 24, 2010
Michelle Keen replied to Karen's discussion Starting from scratch in the group Organic Gardening For Beginners
"My you have been busy.......Asparagus is a great option, you do have to be patient and not harvest it in the first year. That needs to go in now. Garlic is another option. Otherwise globe artichokes look cool but take up a bit of space. In regards…"
Aug 24, 2010
Karen replied to Karen's discussion Starting from scratch in the group Organic Gardening For Beginners
"Thanks for the advice. We've built one bed and haven't yet had time to fence off the whole vegie garden area (we'll probably have 4 beds altogether), so we've temporarily got the moveable wire pet enclosure sitting on top of the…"
Aug 24, 2010
Michelle Keen replied to Karen's discussion Starting from scratch in the group Organic Gardening For Beginners
"I agree about the chickens.....definately need to be supervised! Unless you have a massive, established garden with only 2-3 chooks. Made that mistake in my current garden and they definately hindered my progress and dissimated seed beds and ate ALL…"
Aug 24, 2010
Karen and Gillian Harris are now friends
May 20, 2010
Karen commented on Pete Russell's blog post If I could get a box of this book into NZ, would you want one?
"I checked out www.booko.com.au (tells you the cheapest online price for any book, in AUD, including postage) and they're saying you can get it most cheaply from The Book Depository in the US for only $21.54 AUD (delivered)."
Apr 22, 2010
Karen commented on David's group Permaculture for the rest of us
"I'm hoping to put one tree about 1-2 metres from the back corner of the house on the northern side, so that would be deciduous. And another on the western corner on the house - there would only be about a 2m gap between the house and the…"
Mar 29, 2010

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Suburb
Tighes Hill
I can offer
Nothing yet.
Food Growing Skill Level
Beginner
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We've just moved to a new rental property with a decent sized yard and a landlord who WANTS us to do sustainability stuff such as chooks and vegies! We're complete novices with SO much to learn. It's especially scary starting from scratch on someone else's land. We want to have a mostly "edible garden" but are starting from scratch with no design experience!

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At 1:36pm on October 18, 2011, Roxy Hart said…
Hi Karen hows the garden going? Did you carry on with your original plans? or change them as time went by? I am also about to start from scratch, any hints?
At 12:59pm on December 11, 2009, Yvonne Nikolaison said…
This is an article that I found rather interesting http://www.greenurbanliving.co.nz/index.php?CID=100058 It is about making a sandwich garden.
At 12:53pm on December 11, 2009, Yvonne Nikolaison said…
Welcome Karen enjoy the website its is great.
At 11:31am on October 11, 2009, Tracy McNicoll said…
Hi Karen - welcome to Ooooby, Gosh sounds like you have found the perfect landlord!! I too live in Newcastle and rented for many years, hated it, wasn't allowed to do ANYTHING. Now have our own small place, a couple of our neighbours keep chickens, I'm away too much to consider it. Good luck with the new garden and your chooks, I'm sure you'll find all the help you need.
At 4:33pm on February 9, 2009, Karen said…
Hi Karen, This all looks very interesting.What do i do now?! How is the vegie patch coming along?
At 11:06pm on December 30, 2008, Pete Russell said…
Hello and welcome Karen. Please browse and have fun.
 
 
 

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