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Peter watson joined Matt Moir's group
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What to do this month

This group covers tasks for the month and what to plant this month to be updated every month
May 21, 2013
Peter watson joined Alyn's group
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Hawke's Bay NZ Freecycle & Barter

Let's try to find more like minded people from 'the bay' to join Ooooby and we can all share knowledge, resources, produce and friendship.
May 21, 2013
Peter watson commented on Isabell Strange's group Preserving Your Surplus
"The perfit seals can be used more than once, depending on how carefully the seal was broken previously (ie absolutely minimal bending of the rim). However, their price seems to keep going up year by year, and I have stopped using them. Instead I use…"
Dec 31, 2012
Peter watson replied to Tracy Paul's discussion Seeking nettle plants or seeds in the group Taranaki
"Hi Tracey,I live in Whanganui, but will be coming up to New Plymouth next Wednesday. If you haven't got any before Tuesday, let me know and I'll bring you a plant. Cheers,Peter Watson"
Jul 5, 2012
Peter watson joined Kama Burwell's group
Jul 5, 2012
Peter watson joined Rebecca's group
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Seed Collecting Q&A

All and any questions, answers, tips about how to collect and store seeds.
Mar 25, 2012
Peter watson replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion lawn and garden clippings in the group Composting
"We have la"
Feb 7, 2012
Peter watson commented on Conscious Lisa's group Whanganui NZ
"Does anyone have knowledge of local organic growers of potatoes , carrots etc? The reason I'm asking is that it appears that REBS is planning on sourcing them from Ceres, which I presume means that they will be grown in Hawkes Bay and…"
Sep 22, 2011
Peter watson commented on Conscious Lisa's group Whanganui NZ
"Does anyone have knowledge of local organic growers of potatoes , carrots etc? The reason I'm asking is that it appears that REBS is planning on sourcing them from Ceres, which I presume means that they will be grown in Hawkes Bay and…"
Sep 22, 2011
Peter watson commented on Conscious Lisa's group Whanganui NZ
"Haere mai ! welcome Poli. There is not much traffic on the group, but maybe that will increase as numbers grow."
Sep 21, 2011
Peter watson commented on Conscious Lisa's group Whanganui NZ
"Haere mai ! welcome Poli. There is not much traffic on the group, but maybe that will increase as numbers grow."
Sep 21, 2011
Lorraine Barnett replied to Peter watson's discussion Growing root ginger in Aotearoa/NZ? in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Certainly give it a try, maybe cut the bottom off a plastic coke bottle or the like and place over the top making a sub tropical atmosphere?? They like warmth a lot."
Aug 16, 2011
Jackington replied to Peter watson's discussion Growing root ginger in Aotearoa/NZ? in the group Food Growing Q&A
"My question is only tentatively related to this discussion thread, but does anyone know where I could get a ginger beer plant from? (I don't want to use a normal brewer's yeast) See…"
Aug 16, 2011
Peter watson joined Hester's group
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NZ Ooooby Seedbank

A group for those who wish to save heirloom and open pollinated seed and make it availiable to others.List what you have in the appropriate discussion forum or add a new discussion for different seed types.See More
Jul 30, 2011
Peter watson replied to Laine's discussion When to dig in nitrogen crops in the group Food Growing Q&A
"It will depend to some extent on when they were planted. I have strong memories as a lad of 10-11  digging in my father's lupin during the (then) August school holidays, in Wellington. From memory they were about 350mm tall. Incidentally I…"
Jul 2, 2011
Peter watson commented on Lisa L's group Local Economics
"certainly a useful idea, though not too sure about innovative; the Green Party have been advocating this for years!"
May 28, 2011

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Otamatea
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Preserving
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Lots of years in the garden
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Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, WWOOFA Hosting

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At 7:40pm on July 28, 2010, Shani Tan said…
Hi Peter, I'm happy to note that there are fellow members in Wanganui. I grew saffron from corms bought from Hawkes Bay. Although they were not supposed to flower in the first year, I had 4 flowers and 12 precious strands of which I have dried and used some for cooking - saffron mash! I had blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and heaps of heirloom tomatoes - these are gone for the year now.
At 8:30am on October 13, 2009, Robyn Wolfe said…
Hello!
You can get buckwheat and miners lettuce seed from Kings Seed in Katikati. Look at the website. Easy to order on-line.
Hope that helps. .
At 12:00pm on September 5, 2009, Barb Cuttance said…
Hi Peter,

You can grow buckwheat lettuce from the buckwheat that you can purchase from a wholefoods shop and the miners lettuce I got originally from a punet of Weathershield seedlings I brought from Huckleberry Farms Wholefoods here in Auckland but I believe you can mail order them from http://www.ginnysherbs.com/ Happy gardening...
At 5:38pm on August 16, 2009, Peter watson said…
I do not have a digital camera, but I'll try to borrow one to send a photo.(this week I hope)
The idea is that the chickens have a small area, so they thoroughly dig it over, then, (depending on size) it is moved. One theory is that it is good to use an area with the chickens before planting it. Our first one here was built on the frame of an old metal wheel barrow (the holding part had long since rusted through) so a total of maybe 6 square metres. It needs to include an area with cover for sleeping. There is a mixture of fixed wire netting, plus some loose netting that is stretched out and pegged/weighted down. One person can move it. This one has two hens. Another household uses same concept, but they have 4 chickens, and use a roll of wire netting to enclose an area with stakes, or trees (perhaps 12 square metres approx.) and cover the top with loose netting. I hope this gives you the idea. Feel free to ask more questions
At 3:58pm on August 16, 2009, Hester said…
Thanks Peter.
The chicken tractors interest me. I'm planning to get some hens soon. Formal herb gardens are lovely but it is more practical to have herbs growing by the kitchen or with the veges ,I think.
At 1:39pm on August 16, 2009, Hester said…
Hi Peter
I visited the Quaker settlement about 14 years ago.I remember admiring the herb garden. I thought it was a lovely place.
At 9:18am on July 20, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hi Peter. Great to see you here. Welcome. Have fun oooobying!!
 
 
 

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