Nicolas Santini
  • Male
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand
Share

Nicolas Santini's Friends

  • Matt Moir

Nicolas Santini's Groups

 

Nicolas Santini's Page

Latest Activity

Kali replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion Broccoli Heads in the group Food Growing Q&A
"you have to pick them when the head is  still in bud, no matter how big it has got. Broccoli are big feeders so need good fertile soil, and do better planted in late summer/ autumn to grow over winter/spring . that way you miss most of the…"
Jan 31, 2016
Nicolas Santini added a discussion to the group Food Growing Q&A
Thumbnail

Broccoli Heads

Hi, the last couple of times we planted broccoli the heads spreaded and flowered instead of staying the shape you normally see.What can be done to make them grow properly?ThanksSee More
Jan 31, 2016
Nicolas Santini posted a status
"done some work this weekend, planted some tomatoes, tidied up the beds and covered the strawberries :)"
Oct 23, 2012
Suburban Micro Food Forest commented on Nicolas Santini's blog post whats wrong with my lemon tree?
"Im wondering whats under the tree (I can see pebbles in the pic) and whats the airflow like in the area?"
Jun 20, 2012
Ingrid Ennis replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion lawn and garden clippings in the group Composting
"Hi, I add the lawn clippings and leaves to my compost bin as Peter does, and I also use them in a thin layer a a mulch around my garden. Its very good there, just make sure you don't let the grass clippings touch the stems of your plants, and…"
Apr 15, 2012
Ingrid Ennis replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion compost pile with some rubbish in the group Composting
"Hi, In my experience a compost heap needs to be at least a metre in diameter and height to generate and keep in enough heat to break things down well.  If you don't have enough compostable material to make your existing heap 1m high then…"
Apr 15, 2012
Margaret Hadley replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion compost pile with some rubbish in the group Composting
"Don't worry about it. When the heap is full start another alongside it and leave this one to mature; when It has all turned to compost it will be clean and easy to handle and you can pick out the bricks and rubbish then. If the worms and stuff…"
Apr 4, 2012
Nicolas Santini commented on Isabell Strange's group Preserving Your Surplus
"Lynn, with all that membrillo you can look into baking a Pasta Frola , I use to love eating them back home (im from Argentina btw)"
Mar 30, 2012
Nicolas Santini joined Amy Macaluso's group
Thumbnail

Food Growing Q&A

Ask and Answer food growing questions here.See More
Mar 28, 2012
Nicolas Santini replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion Composting lilies in the group Composting
"Thanks Peter, that was very informative. I chopped some before and mixed with my normal compost pile, they are going well there. But this time its 100% by themselves. I guess in a while I will be able to tell if they are going down or not. Im not…"
Mar 27, 2012
Peter Wadham replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion Composting lilies in the group Composting
"Hi Nicolas, These are a type of Taro. I am still not sure if it is edible. The last time I had to deal with this plant I cut it up small ( I put it through the shredder. we have a semi industrial one in the family. It made a mush and was really…"
Mar 26, 2012
Nicolas Santini replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion Composting lilies in the group Composting
"Thanks peter, here is a pic of my 'lilies'"
Mar 26, 2012
Peter Wadham replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion Composting lilies in the group Composting
"You can definitely compost them by themselves. The problem is that it will depend on what you mean by a lily. Do they have bulbs? If they do they will be harder to compost. I know that they are not called lilies but to compost agapanthus, I have put…"
Mar 25, 2012
Nicolas Santini added a discussion to the group Composting
Thumbnail

Composting lilies

Hi all,We just chop down a big amount of lilies that were growing under our deck and invading the pathway.We put them next to our existing compost pile, and we pretty much doubled the size of the whole thing (about 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m of lilies).  The thing is, this second pile, is only lilies. Leafs and roots all chopped and mixed together.So our question is: will they compost by them selves? or we need to mix them up?CheersSee More
Mar 25, 2012
Gillian Oakbrook commented on Nicolas Santini's blog post whats wrong with my lemon tree?
"High Nicolas - yep it's got sooty mould. Very common, especially as it's been so humid lately. There are a few things you can do about it. Most labour intensive is to gently "scrub" (emphasis on gently!) each leaf with a soft…"
Mar 21, 2012
Matt Moir replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion Worm farm feeding in the group Vermiculture
" there is a guide of what you should and shouldnt feed your worms What worms likeMost fruit and vegetable scraps Coffee grounds and teabags Aged horse manure Dirty paper Crushed eggshells Vacuum cleaner dust Hair What worms don't…"
Mar 20, 2012

Profile Information

Suburb
Torbay
I am a...
Gardener
I can offer
Gardening & yard labour, to be a gardening buddy
Food Growing Skill Level
Beginner
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others

Nicolas Santini's Blog

whats wrong with my lemon tree?

thanks

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 5:11pm — 9 Comments

need help identifying this tree

and whats wrong with its leafs

thanks

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Ooooby to add comments!

Join Ooooby

At 7:06pm on February 16, 2012, Hester said…

March in Auckland should still be warm enough for uncovered beds but it has been a cool summer.

At 2:16pm on February 7, 2012, Matt Moir said…

I would be happy to show you my composting meathods in my Pt Chev garden call me at 021 119 3802 or mjmoir@gmail.com  always happy to help out Matt

 
 
 

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Pete Russell.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service