"was wondering if people were concerned about buying raw milk from a factory farmed cow or goat? like you are still drinking their "mauirora", like from mothers that have had their babies stolen from them...food 4 thought"
"oooh nooo!! I just dropped my jar of sour dough starter on my kitchen floor, and before i could blink my cat was licking it up :) Little sad now, id had it for 4 years from a lady who'd had it for 15 :( oh well start again.
"I personally like plants that have fulfilled there life cycle and have gone 'woody'. Cornstalks, sunflower stalks, flowered and seeded brasicas, broad bean-pea/bean vines after the seeds have dried and been saved, globe and jerusalem…"
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
"Hey, I found this lady in Cambridge, Mavis Hudson 07 827 4676 but I havn't called her yet so I don't know if she is still doing it. Or if it's organic. Does anyone know of anybody around Putaruru, Matamata?"
Gardening & yard labour, Gardening advice, Garden watering, Garden sitting, Poultry sitting, to be a gardening buddy
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Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Helping Others, WWOOFA Working, Seed Savers, Gardening on others Land
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I am involved in a small community garden in the town where I live. I also grow year round supply of vegies and some fruit at home for my husband and I.
Tomato, bloody butcher, humboltii, princpe borghese (for sun drying)
Bush bean, pink seeded
Climbing bean, Barlotti
Onion, Californian red
Corn, Kaanga ma (for drying) and Rainbow inca
Broad Bean, Scottish
Cucumber, Deka, Port albert (apple)
Capsicum, Tomato paprika
Chilli, Rocoto manzano red
Pea, purple podded caupucinjers
Pumpkin e.c.t Golden nugget, Austrian oil seed pumpkin (havnt grown this yet), Tromboncino, Galeuse d'Eysines, Kumikumi, scallopini
Hi again Roxy, thanks for the advice about the pea straw as well :) i found it in the 'spam' part of my email. I love your photos :) im still getting my bearings around OOOBY,,,, iv only moved back into the 21st century....got internet lol.
are some of your pics of the community garden in Te Aroha? I only ask because i wasnt sure where in was and i often take my dogs around the wetlands for walks.