"Out on the western fin, we had warm but near-gale winds on Monday and Tuesday, with only brief flurries of wet stuff, which dried out everything (we've had quite a bit of rain in the past fortnight). Today the wind has gone and the rain has…"
"Another trick is to cut butterfly shapes out of white margarine container lids (or similar) and add wing markings with a vivid. SOMETHING decimated the broccoli I planted out a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn't find any caterpillars, so the…"
Gardening & yard labour, to be a gardening buddy, Permaculture design, Tools & Equipment to hire/borrow, Preserving
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Design Certificate
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We are developing a 5,500 sq block at 430m elevation near Egmont National Park, as an organic/permaculture property. We bought it in November 2010, so its early days yet. Read all about that at http://www.permaculture.geek.nz
In the meantime we have 809 sq section near CBD. A few established fruit trees.
Successfully growing potatoes, yams, kumara, courgettes/marrows, snow peas, sweetcorn, silverbeet, cabbages kamokamo, kikuyu and weeds.
Struggling with beans, tomatoes, capsicum and several other crops this year. Still learning heaps. The garden is taking a bit of a back seat while we prepare the house for sale.
The Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has taken the"radical" step of recognising access to food as a basic right of its citizens and created an environment where producers sell locally grown direct to consumers at an affordable price.
I'm looking forward to your produce for the Ooooby Stall on Thursday !
You can drop it into the Environment Centre or the Inglewood library anytime before 2pm, or straight to the Ooooby Stall, preferably before 3pm.
Nga mihi, Kama