"Hi Kiwi,My garden and orchard have been very productive. However, the property changes hands mid March and it will be a couple of years until my new orchard comes into production. I'm planting into Evergrow root-trainer bags that miniaturise…"
Hope your garden and orchard have produced well this summer. We have more fruit than we usually get but the Kaka's have had their share! I'm contacting you because my husband and I need some permanent help with the…"
"Oh! Thanks Megan, now you said they are scapes I can see they probably are. My whole garden this yr is in pots (broken wrist) and the garlic looks too tall and scapes too round. I shall cut them off. Didn't know that about…"
"I had slow growing garlic too then about a month ago, lots of growth....surprise, now the stinkers are shooting up with seed heads instead of forming bulbs. We had rain all winter but don't know what caused this. I thought…"
"I got some from nursery plants but don't think it has survived here. Lots of interesting stuff on web re it. Here is a page from Rae Roadley site which I copied so you could see what is used to kill it:
Slimy brown scum – it…"
"You are very funny Rex! How do you know the slugs won with the election....by their choice of eating your lettuce? Well, they may also need the beer if they lost election choice, eh? *<(:+)!!
We are making great progress…"
"Perhaps you could put the seedlings in a "mote", Rex! I've done it with ants before, especially when they discover animal food dishes. Have used a mote with slugs and they don't like salt water at all!!
We got hit…"
"Nice to see everyone is busy, busy like me. It does seem to be extra dry here too Rex, hope your vegs are mulched really well....sure helps in my garden. I am processing tomato with basil and garlic. plums just finished so trying…"
Grow just about all veg...peanuts, quinoa, flax, chia, Jerusalem Artichoke, sugar beet, sorghum, and heritage types of regular vegs. Some have a hard time with the salty harsh winds we get even though we have shelter cloth up. Garden is on a flat (not to many of those here either) so in the process of making low raised beds after the wet winter we've had. We are long time gardeners but there is always plenty to learn.
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Hi Kiwi, My garden and orchard have been very productive. However, the property changes hands mid March and it will be a couple of years until my new orchard comes into production. I'm planting into Evergrow root-trainer bags that miniaturise trees, enabling them to be planted closer together. I'll therefore have lots of variety ripening during the season. Best of all, the trees won't get more than 6ft tall - no ladders, and easy to cover to keep the birds off! I'll have supplies at my garage sale tomorrow, and take them to the Carterton Farmers' Market most Sundays.
Can't think of anyone suitable for your needs but will get back to you if I cam across anyone.
parcel in post today, I included a selection of my seeds and a couple of other things to fill up the box. Postage was $10.40 a bit more than I expected because you are RD. If you accept my friend request we can discuss further.