Melinda & Paul Thompson
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Melinda & Paul Thompson left a comment for jhfqqt
"nice to have you on here. glad to share such a rewarding hobby with my dearest friend"
Mar 1, 2011
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S P I N farming

SPIN stands for S-mall P-lot IN-tensiveSPIN-Farming is a non-technical, easy-to-learn and inexpensive-to-implement vegetable farming system that makes it possible to earn significant income from land bases under an acre in size.See More
Jul 28, 2010
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Food Growing Questions and Answers

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Apr 22, 2010
Melinda & Paul Thompson replied to Annette's discussion Zucchini in the group Seasonal Recipes
"I agree to trying chocolate zucchini cake!!!! my attempt at chocolate zucchini cake wasso popular we had it as our wedding cake and also regularly as muffins/mini cakes. I found this recipe on mygarden.co.nz: Ingredients Courgettes 2 cups,…"
Apr 22, 2010
Melinda & Paul Thompson replied to Nikki Dillon's discussion Persimmons in the group Seasonal Recipes
"last year i made persimmon and kiwifruit chutney as well as persimmon and kiwifruit jam which were very popular. also very ripe persimmon is quite nice in muffins."
Apr 22, 2010
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Seasonal Recipes

What to do with the seasonal harvests and how to preserve it. Add your recipe below.See More
Apr 22, 2010
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Apr 22, 2010
Melinda & Paul Thompson commented on Pete Russell's blog post If I could get a box of this book into NZ, would you want one?
"yes please - i'd like a few extra to give as gifts as well"
Apr 22, 2010
Melinda & Paul Thompson is now a member of Ooooby
Apr 22, 2010

Profile Information

Suburb
Hauraki
Post / Zip Code
3597
I can offer
Gardening advice, to be a gardening buddy, Food from my garden, Preserving
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Bartering Local Food, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We began our food forest in december 2008 with peach, plum, nectarine, apple, persimmon, cherry, orange, lemon and fejoa trees and an existing old grape vine

Next came our raised vegetable beds with a large variety including;
broccoli, cauli, brussels sprouts, beans, cabbage, kale, peanuts, lettuce, tomato, beetroot, onion, leeks, capsicum, aubergine, potato, kumara, swiss chard, silverbeet, carrots, pumpkins, corn, asparagus, celery, radish, purslane, kohl rabi, sorrel, spinach, swedes, turnips, peas, mesculun, melons, zucchini/marrow,strawberry spinach etc

we have herbs waiting in temporary garden space for their new home (currently planning and digging a formal traditional circular herb garden):
angelica, bay, oregano, majorum, sages, soapwort, mint, anise hyssop, thyme, chamomile, ladies mantle, borage, comfrey, lemon balm, bergamont, and more

berries also awaiting a patch of their own:
cape gooseberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, loganberry, with well-establish wild blackberries (we live in the country)

The pig is contained away from the garden, but we do occasionally have to share our spoils with the free range hens in our lives.

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