Vickie
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Julie Smith replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"I'd definitely be very cautious about using tin cans, especially ones lined internally with a white plastic coating... It's applied to reduce reaction between the contents and the tin, especially acidic food like tomatoes etc... The…"
Sep 23, 2015
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"Seedlings so far! Top row: Spring onions Middle row: Coriander & Garlic chives Bottom row: Bok choy, adzuki, pea, cos lettuce."
Sep 17, 2014
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Sep 17, 2014
Vickie joined Matt Moir's group
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What to do this month

This group covers tasks for the month and what to plant this month to be updated every month
Aug 18, 2014
Vickie joined Isabell Strange's group
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Companion Planting

Exploring which plants are beneficial to each other when planted together and which plants are best kept apart.
Aug 18, 2014
Vickie joined Tony Lucas's group
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Frugal round the houese

This is a group to discuss your tips add recipes for various things etc so its all in the one sopt.
Aug 18, 2014
Vickie replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"It seems to be the general consensus that cans aren't good for growing so I have been saving up my 1 litre milk bottles to use instead. My newly decorated cans can go into my box of future soy candle containers. :) Thanks for all the…"
Jul 5, 2014
Vickie replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Onion weed! That used to grow all over the place I grew up in, never realising it was edible. Amazing! I just found a delicious recipe on Google for the flowers in tempura batter, yum. "
Jul 5, 2014
Vickie replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"That's a good idea, and given that I live in a fishing community they shouldn't be hard to come by either. Thanks."
Jul 5, 2014
Vickie commented on Irina Beckner's blog post Best Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies
"Just cooling off batch number 1 made using bananas and they are amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)"
Jul 4, 2014
Dian & Dennis Patterson replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Hi Vickie : Plastic containers are better. While waiting for spring onions, I suggest finding onion weed, ( actually wild 3 cornered garlic ), from a site NOT contaminated by vehicle exhaust fumes, etc. Mild, grow all winter, leaves, flowers, and…"
Jul 3, 2014
Megan replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"If you have enough space for the poly boxes that fish and meat is sold in, they make great planter boxes with drainage holes poked into the base & raised up on the upturned lid as a drip tray. I fill the bottom 2/3 with bokashi bucket contents…"
Jul 2, 2014
Vickie commented on Irina Beckner's blog post Best Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies
"If using honey, how much? Can't wait to try this when I get more peanut butter!"
Jul 2, 2014
Vickie replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Cheers :) I will watch that video now. "
Jul 2, 2014
Vickie replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Thanks for your help Richard!. Brand-wise my options are rather limited: Yates, Tui, Results, and Buy Right, all from the local Mitre 10. Preference of those four? The water bath idea is great, I hadn't even considered that. I have plenty of…"
Jul 2, 2014
Anna Holmes replied to Vickie's discussion Growing veggies in containers in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Hi Vickie.. I don't know much about it myself, but would assume you would need to add nutrients to the soil as stuff from the shop isnt fabulous living soil..  I watch this YouTube channel;…"
Jul 2, 2014

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Suburb
Kaikoura
Post / Zip Code
7300
I can offer
Gardening & yard labour, Garden watering, Garden sitting, to be a gardening buddy
Food Growing Skill Level
Beginner
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Helping Others, WWOOFA Working, Seed Savers, Gardening on others Land, Food Forest
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Interested in growing onions and microgreens in containers.
I also make soy and beeswax candles (http://kiwicandlecraft.weebly.com) and am planning on making body butters.

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