"loving round two already! I can't believe it was a year ago that i cleared me new garden and gingerly planted my first plants, then watched as slugs devoured the lot ... then planted my second lot of first plants :)
"Today I planted seeds of cucumbers, tomatoes, basil and marigolds , I'm using a plastic storage box (with lid I can prop open) in front of a north facing ranch-slider and my seeds/seedlings are loving it! Just spent almost 2 hours…"
"Not a bad haul, given that I've been very busy lately and haven't even been to the garden for over a week! My Celery is the most prolific thing in the garden, finally starting to get tired of it. Any North-West Aucklanders…"
After doing a big landscaping job, we have a big sack of over 200 planter bags! They're mainly size PB3 and some PB8. I live in Waimauku, if anyone would like them (or some of them) I'm keen so save them from the…"
"I have LOADS of flax plants to give-away or swap.
I divided up two mature flax plants into 103 individual plants.
Since then my landlord has pulled up 3 more plants and has plans to pull up more in the future as they're doing a big landscaping…"
"While surfing yesterday I came across a piece of kelp and brought it home as I keep reading about the benefits of seaweed fertilizer. But is it true that I have to soak in a barrel for 8 weeks before I can use it? How do you use seaweed…"
"Thought I'd escaped the wind when I left Wellington, but it's come back to haunt me here in Auk (for the time being) so was out busily re-tying the toms to their stakes, but it was too late for one of my two only corn plants, it snapped…"
"planted out 4 tomato seedlings (from Koanga heritage saucing mix) and 4 marigolds (disco) decided to try direct sowing my carrot seeds again after 0% strike rate last time, and planted 4 slenderette beans in the ground, with seedling buddies to…"
"On my list today, collect seasoned horsey poo from the paddocks, haul out the massive weed pile (plus pull a few more) from the garden, feed the tomatoes who have purplish stems and veins (oh dear).
Just have to get the last of my work done before…"
hello Miriam, there are a couple of recipes for natural sprays for use on aphids in this group I can't remember whether I read it there or somewhere else but a garlic & chili spray is very effective against aphids but don't use it on any of the solanum family ie tomatoes/potatoes.