Rachael Watson
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Megan left a comment for Rachael Watson
Sep 17, 2015
Rachael Watson posted a status
"Do Feijoa trees need to be planted in pairs to pollinate?"
Sep 17, 2015
Rachael Watson posted a status
"What variety Mandarin tree would that grow well in Papamoa? Preference would be one easy to peel and few pips. Where could I buy one?"
Sep 17, 2015
Rachael Watson posted a status
"Something has been eating out passionfruit & has stripped the leaves. Any suggestions for saving them? Or are they too far gone now?"
Aug 31, 2014
Rachael Watson replied to Megan's discussion Rhubarb Cordial in the group Growing our own drinks
"This looks great we have a tonne of rhubarb.   I was just wondering how an alternative to the sugar would go - I was thinking honey or something like that?"
Aug 31, 2014
Rachael Watson left a comment for Carina
"Hi Carina, Really excited to be a part of the community.  My friend just gave me the Flyer yesterday advertising the Tauranga group.  I don't as yet have any produce at this stage to swap, but maybe later in the season.  Looking…"
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Isabell Strange's group

Companion Planting

Exploring which plants are beneficial to each other when planted together and which plants are best kept apart.
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Flo's group


Welcoming discussion on the whole spectrum of composting methods. If it's a way of turning organic material into fertile earth, lets talk about the method, your experiences, the pros and the cons of it!See More
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Giulio Sturla's group

Garden to Table

Where everyone is invited to grow and cook their own food, to have a better health, and enjoy with family or friends in their own kitchen. It is cooking time!!!See More
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Yvonne Nikolaison's group

Growing our own drinks

There is so much that we grow that we make into drinks. Lets share ideas, success and the not so successfulSee More
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Matt Moir's group

What to do this month

This group covers tasks for the month and what to plant this month to be updated every month
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Rebecca Jane Jenkins's group
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Ricky P's group

Kai - food for new zealand

A database of edible plants that grow in Aotearoa/nz.Please share thoughts and ideas.See More
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Hester's group


A group to share knowlege and ideas about growing and using herbs.
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson joined Carina's group


Out of Our Own Backyardsfeel free to: Go to the Ooooby Box website here. or To find out more about Monthly Produce Swaps  or for any questions about the group: look up Crop Swap Tauranga on facebook and/or contact Andrea to join the email list:  gardens@goodneighbour.co.nz See More
Aug 20, 2014
Rachael Watson is now a member of Ooooby
Aug 19, 2014

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I am a...
I can offer
Garden watering, Garden sitting, Poultry sitting, to be a gardening buddy, Food from my garden
Food Growing Skill Level
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
At the moment I have filled up my vegie garden with Kale, flower sprouts, cabbages, red onions, beetroot, snow peas, lettuces, celery, potatoes and some herbs. Some of these I have grown before and some it is our first time round. I also planted passionfruit, all three of which have been eaten by a bug I assume. We have a blackberry bush which produced three rounds of lovely blackberries. I am hoping this year will be the same. Its all a bit experimental with the growing as it is our second year in our home so still learning a lot. I have a little edible garden for my 18month who loves to dig with Mum.

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At 1:30pm on September 17, 2015, Megan said…
At 4:13pm on August 20, 2014, Carina said…

they are generally the 2nd wkend of the mth, usually I fwd the details early each mth but will try to organise it asap and let people know earlier this time, so will be in touch sometime this month :) 

pencil in the 2nd sat though at this stage and usually it's 10-12 but will confirm that too.  :)

At 4:06pm on August 20, 2014, Carina said…

you're welcome :)

yes kids are welcome to come along, and all good re produce, feel free to come along either way :) 

At 3:37pm on August 20, 2014, Carina said…

hi Rachael,

I love your photo!  :)  welcome to the ooooby site :)  hope you enjoy exploring it, feel free to connect with any of the members via their pages, list anything on the group page if you want, and also you're welcome to come along to any gatherings.    

they are usually the 2nd weekend of the month in various backyards and other interesting places :)   good chance to take any excess produce along and share with eachother, and have a walk around the garden and a chat :)



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