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kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"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…"
Dec 11, 2016
kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"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…"
Dec 10, 2016
kiwi brown left a comment for Irene Anne Ellis
"Hi Irene, welcome to ooooby family.  I have learned so much from reading posts here and hope you do to.  cheers, kiwi"
May 5, 2015
Helen Dew and kiwi brown are now friends
Apr 21, 2015
kiwi brown joined Lisa L's group
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Apr 21, 2015
kiwi brown commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Please save me some Helen.  Thank you for thinking of us. Kiwi"
Apr 21, 2015
kiwi brown replied to TJ's discussion Gorilla snot (Nostoc commune) in the group Growing Under Glass
"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…"
Apr 15, 2015
kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"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…"
Sep 27, 2014
kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"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…"
Sep 25, 2014
kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"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…"
Feb 4, 2014
kiwi brown commented on Suburban Micro Food Forest's blog post Papaya gone
"Busy, busy now but no problem to take photo of my friends papaya for you when things slow down. Tropical papayas usually only require 18 mo to year before they flower but the fruit can take 6mo to a year to develop and ripen.  Your small and…"
Feb 4, 2014
kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Geesh, Rex, thanks for telling us about those labels!  I've not had a problem so far but really grew a lot of my trees from seed and grafted myself. Loved the photo of your tomatoes.   Oh, Kali, wish I could share my plums with you!…"
Jan 21, 2014
kiwi brown commented on Suburban Micro Food Forest's blog post Papaya gone
"Hi, Did you all know that papayas do have to have pretty warm weather before they will flower and they also must have a male and female flower, unless the plant has a type of flower which includes both sexes.  I am growing some papaya…"
Jan 21, 2014
kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Hey Kali, forgot to tell you I sent the seeds you wanted on Fri.  Having strong winds here but everything seems to be doing OK.  Drying out a bit but am mulching with seaweed/leaf....at least the rails don't scratch it all away with…"
Oct 13, 2013
Kali left a comment for kiwi brown
"thankyou Kiwi, that will be grand"
Oct 7, 2013
kiwi brown commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hi Kali, I have both zuch and pumpkin....both from Kings.  Will look up the names before I send seeds but think you will like both.  The Italian type zucchinni gets long neck with big bulb on the end.  Let you know the names tomorrow.…"
Oct 6, 2013

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Suburb
auckland
I am a...
Gardener
I can offer
Nothing yet.
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Learning, Preserving, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
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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At 1:19am on October 7, 2013, Kali said…

thankyou Kiwi, that will be grand

At 7:40pm on July 28, 2013, Natalie Thomson said…
At 10:22pm on January 23, 2013, Ricardo Oscar Marques said…

Hi

Where in Auckland are you from.

I just read plums and... you know.

At 11:34pm on January 13, 2013, Kali said…

just wondering Kiwi, have you had a go at processing sugarbeet? I am growing them for the first time this year, i think I have them too close together, how big do they grow?

At 8:11am on December 7, 2012, Dian & Dennis Patterson said…

Hi Kiwi : We buy food grade diatomacious earth, for our own use, and can pass it on, @ $20.00 / kg, plus post.  Larger or smaller ammounts are fine.

Cheers,

D&D, diaden@ihug.co.nz

 

At 11:20pm on December 5, 2012, Kali said…

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.

At 10:27pm on November 29, 2012, Kali said…

I could see if I can separate off a piece of yacon to send you, its been under some weeds so a bit stunted lol. how much would you want to spend on postage?

 
 
 

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