Stephanie Blackwood
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  • Cambridge, NZ
  • New Zealand
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Suburb
Cambridge
Post / Zip Code
3434
I am a...
Gardener
I can offer
Gardening & yard labour, Gardening advice, Garden watering, Garden sitting, to be a gardening buddy, Beekeeping advice/services
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, WWOOFA Working, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I try to grow everything I like to eat (so my garden is cauliflower free). I am a huge fan of fresh vegetables and not a terrible cook (it's my job), and I refuse to eat supermarket "fresh" vegetables so I have no choice but to spend a couple of hours a day out in the fresh air tending to my garden, it's only tiny, and reasonably messy but rather productive and I can't go a day without being distracted from anything else I have to get done and going out to weed, plant, or sow more seeds.

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New Year and jam!

So it seems like the nasty weather won't go away! My tomatoes finally flowered yesterday, only get to get knocked over by the wind today! They don't look so beautiful anymore, but hopefully they'll still get some fruit going on some day soon!

My poor zucchini had its two flowers I was so proud of knocked off too! It has a few more coming up, but i'm starting to feel like giving up as I may be the only person who cannot produce a huge crop of the things!

On a good note, I made a…

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Posted on January 2, 2012 at 3:32pm — 2 Comments

Christmas and New Year planting!

So I finally signed up to Ooooby, finally managed to get some gardening done, and thought i'd finally post a blog on here instead of just hunting through everyone else's posts and absorbing too much information.

Today my zucchini finally threw up two nice yellow flowers, so hopefully it will catch up with the masses of flowers on my neglected cucumber plant. If i'm lucky my nice lush green cherry tomatoes will flower. The plants are looking somewhat impressive now, but they're really…

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Posted on December 27, 2011 at 12:32pm

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