Sarah Walsh
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  • Hamilton, Waikato
  • New Zealand
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Food Growing Skill Level
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Permaculture Experience
I am interested in...
Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Eating Local Food
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Loganberries, boysenberries, kale, nettle, cape gooseberry, pepino, comfrey, lemongrass

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The garden grows

Well, now that we are at the end of December, my garden is finally starting to take off :) I started planting Labour weekend, but everything I planted failed to grow and some things were taken out by the thousands of little slugs I have living in my woodchips. After talking to friends, I think the plants failed to grow because the ground was covered with mulch and took longer to warm up. Plus the garden is exposed to the sou-wester winds, soil is a bit compacted etc etc. Next year I will…


Posted on December 31, 2014 at 10:45am

The garden

So, after getting the food forest started, it was time to start on the vege garden. First I layed that old carpet and underfelt all over the ground in the backyard to kill off the grass. I had hoped it would kill off the grass completely by September when I planned to start double digging, but by the end of August the grass was brown and in some places it had decomposed, but…


Posted on September 27, 2014 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

The food forest grows

Another mandarin - Burgess Scarlet, is added to the citrus family.

Then I start digging more…


Posted on September 20, 2014 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

The start of a food forest...

Well, we have finally moved, and I have a Lot more room to play with. Half an acre, in fact.

While we were still house hunting I started watching videos about permaculture orchards and gardens on Youtube and stumbled across a new idea (well, new to me) called 'Food Forests'. The idea is, instead of planting fruit trees with grass or maybe a herbal ley underneath, you plant all the layers you find in a forest: tall trees, short trees, shrubs, vines, ground cover, root crops. You also…


Posted on September 20, 2014 at 2:49pm

Wheat + summer garden

My wheat is all starting to fall over. Is this a sign that it needs harvesting? Or do I tie it up??

I have my potatoes in tyres and beans climbing flax flower stems.

I've planted squash next to some corn with the idea that they can grow down between them.…


Posted on November 24, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

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At 8:49pm on May 9, 2011, Ricardo Oscar Marques said…


Would you come to Auckland for a working bee?

At 10:55pm on November 9, 2010, Susan said…
Hi Sarah, yes, she is.
At 8:29pm on March 4, 2010, Stephanie Lynch said…
Hi Sarah, yes it is. We don't heat our products (honey and pollen) any higher than would naturally occur in the beehive.
At 2:09pm on February 19, 2010, Sarah Walsh said…
Hey, what made you think i was leaving Hamilton?? A catch up would be great :) I'm usually home in the afternoons (except Thursdays) so if you've got a day that suits, we'd love to see you.
At 9:41pm on February 16, 2010, Michelle Keen said…
Hey there! Would love to catch up and chat cheese, kefir, chooks, the good life! Making cheese now and majorly into the garden and the chooks...wasnt sure if you had left Hamilton! Text me with ties hat work for you, Im not workin much at the moment.
At 10:11am on November 27, 2009, Keri said…
Hi Sarah
Love the photos of your garden. How is the mandela garden looking? My garden is full of weeds but somewhere among them I'm growing tomatoes, lettuces, capsicums - all the summer veg :-)
Cheers, Keri
At 8:42am on November 3, 2009, Racheal Clark said…
Hey there, Could you give Sonya my Susan Weed book or drop it off to me sometime? Thanks
At 7:07pm on October 20, 2009, Kim D said…
Hi Sarah, thanks for the milk info. I'll definitely give it a try. If it works for my yoghurt and cheese making I'd be keen to join a car pool if the group is open to new-comers. I met up with Jess the other day and she said she knows you- what a small city we live in! kim
At 8:52pm on October 14, 2009, Mel said…
Hi yes still interested! Sorry I havent txt'd been busy with tech restarting etc. Will txt tomorrow :)
At 8:10pm on October 10, 2009, Isa said…
That sounds good :) Keep me updated.


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