Sean Kemball
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Sean Kemball commented on Samantha Freeman's group North Shore NZ
"Please forgive the advertising, but these courses are really worthwhile (I went on one a few years ago and can completely recommend them, and Ruth). Also, they're…"
Jun 19, 2011
Richard Watson replied to Sean Kemball's discussion Overnight lows in the group Growing Under Glass
"Or you have a earth mass wall system like i have,stays cooler in summer and never freezes in winter even at -9 outside,look at my photos Sean"
Jun 1, 2011
Rana replied to Sean Kemball's discussion Overnight lows in the group Growing Under Glass
"After all the inquiries I've made, Ive come to the conclusion the only cost effective way is to share the greenhouse somehow with your home heating or stock (animals)."
Apr 26, 2011
Andrew Amm and Sean Kemball are now friends
Nov 12, 2010
Sean Kemball replied to Yvonne Nikolaison's discussion Broad Beans and Brown Spot in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"The brown spot appears to be fungal - Botrytis fabae from the pics I can find. This gets worse in wet weather, which might explain it in an early crop (mine are close-planted too). It is likely to spread so might be worth spraying. Not sure if…"
Aug 22, 2010
Sean Kemball replied to Yvonne Nikolaison's discussion Broad Beans and Brown Spot in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"I've only seen bumble bees on mine, but a quick skim through Acta Hort. indicates bees and other insects are also pollinators. Rebsie Fairholm (who knows a lot about pea and bean genetics) has an interesting article about…"
Aug 22, 2010
Sean Kemball replied to Yvonne Nikolaison's discussion Broad Beans and Brown Spot in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"I planted some early beans too, and pulled the first pods off today. They have brown spot (not all of them) but otherwise look fine. They seem to be cropping fine considering the weather lately."
Aug 21, 2010
Sean Kemball joined steve's group
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S P I N farming

SPIN stands for S-mall P-lot IN-tensiveSPIN-Farming is a non-technical, easy-to-learn and inexpensive-to-implement vegetable farming system that makes it possible to earn significant income from land bases under an acre in size.See More
Jul 19, 2010
Sean Kemball commented on Jude Simpson's photo
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"I planted some this season and I definitely will again, it is yummy. Problem is I left my brain behind on planting day and planted it between my broad beans - so it isn't getting that much sun anymore... Doh!"
Jul 14, 2010
Sean Kemball commented on Pete Russell's blog post Food Growing Robots
"Earl, that could be done fairly cheaply, but for the wireless bit. Wifi seems to be expensive tech for the scale you describe. (Maybe XBee would be better, although the cheap modules for that are US$20 before weatherproofing etc. Not sure of other…"
Jul 14, 2010
Sean Kemball commented on Samantha Freeman's group North Shore NZ
"True, Debbi, but no sure who is keen to volunteer to host in winter. My place is a bog (and I've been working on a project in the city so the weeds are out of control...) Maybe we should organise a visit to a suitable venue that isn't one…"
Jul 2, 2010
Sean Kemball commented on Pete Russell's blog post Building a Chicken Greenhouse: In Search of a Permaculture Cliché
"Not sure about how much heat a chicken generates, but the answer to how much a greenhouse retains in winter is.... not much. Mine is a fridge."
Jul 2, 2010
Pete Russell commented on Sean Kemball's blog post Garden Poetry
"Thank you Sean."
Jun 19, 2010
Sean Kemball's blog post was featured

Garden Poetry

this is the garden:colours come and go,frail azures fluttering from night's outer wingstrong silent greens serenely lingering,absolute lights like baths of golden snow.this is the garden:pursed lips do blowupon cool flutes within wide glooms,and sing(of harps celestial to the quivering string)invisible faces hauntingly and slow.this is the garden. time shall surely reapand on death's blade lie many a flower curled,in other lands where other songs be sung;yet stand They here enraptured,as…See More
Jun 19, 2010
Sean Kemball posted a blog post

Garden Poetry

this is the garden:colours come and go,frail azures fluttering from night's outer wingstrong silent greens serenely lingering,absolute lights like baths of golden snow.this is the garden:pursed lips do blowupon cool flutes within wide glooms,and sing(of harps celestial to the quivering string)invisible faces hauntingly and slow.this is the garden. time shall surely reapand on death's blade lie many a flower curled,in other lands where other songs be sung;yet stand They here enraptured,as…See More
Jun 18, 2010
Sean Kemball added 2 discussions to the group Growing Under Glass
Jun 17, 2010

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Torbay
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
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Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Gardening on others Land
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Boysenberries, Chilis

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Garden Poetry

this is the garden:colours come and go,
frail azures fluttering from night's outer wing
strong silent greens serenely lingering,
absolute lights like baths of golden snow.
this is the garden:pursed lips do blow
upon cool flutes within wide glooms,and sing
(of harps celestial to the quivering string)
invisible faces hauntingly and slow.


this is the garden. time shall surely…
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At 7:25pm on April 7, 2010, Andrew Amm said…
Hi Sean,
Thanks for the link, ideas are starting to come together as to what kind of hive and where to put it or them. I like the idea of the comment that if you attend the course then you get a starter colony of bees. We used to put up catch boxes and a feral colony would just move in after a while but there are no feral colonies left here now.
Thank you very much for hosting us at the last meeting, I really appreciated the afternoon and the tea and eats. It was good to go around your garden see what you are doing and glean some ideas.
At 2:43pm on March 31, 2010, Debbi Lyons said…
Hi Sean,

Thanks for the link, will look into it. I actually had a bee-keeper over to look at our property with a view to keeping a hive but she said nowhere would actually be suitable :( Anyway, sorry to have missed the last meeting at your place. As it turned out I had to work Sat instead of the sunday! My garden is currently dry and lacking in nutrients and looking drab! Need to get some time and get out into it...
At 10:32am on February 5, 2010, Pete Russell said…
Great to have met you Sean. Let me know as soon as you have any ideas that you might like to engage with ooooby.
At 7:19am on October 22, 2009, Silja Baer said…
Hi Sean, yes I still have borage seedlings and more are growing. However of the white borage I have only adult plants left but luckily one of them is in a pot and can thus easily be taken. Otherwise, plenty of flowers to take seed from. I don't know what you have for exchange but am happy to just give away ... a look around in my fledgling garden and maybe some tips regarding problem areas is however always welcome. Just send me an email via siljabaer@yahoo.com to arrange for a time and such like. Thanks SIlja
At 10:10pm on October 20, 2009, Christy Ralphs said…
Unitec Food Forest

Have finally organised guided tour at Unitec Food Forest. Will be on Sunday November 1st at 11.15am, for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours followed by BYO picnic lunch. Guided by the very knowledgeable Brendon Hoare. Will cost $10 per adult, maximum 20 people, will do on a first paid, first served basis. Children welcome. Email me on islandgardening@gmail.com if you're keen.

:) Christy
At 9:07am on October 19, 2009, stewart allan said…
thanks!...does beer work..also i hear that a copper wire around the perimeter is a deterrent..is this true?.....stewart
At 5:24pm on September 11, 2009, Alys Thorpe said…
Thank you!
Typically I go looking for cheese and come home with an eye on yoghurt and desert. How are you doing on the local food front? Did you manage the Grey Lynn Farmers Market?
At 10:47pm on August 16, 2009, Jus Lapper said…
Hi Sean. Thank you for the welcome. I'm Olli's mum, Andy's wife...how do you know the gruesome twosome? Jus
At 1:12am on August 12, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hello Sean. Welcome. Great to see you here. Might we be seeing you at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market on the 6th September?
 
 
 

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