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James Samuel left a comment for minx
"Hi Minx - do have a look at the welcome page if you havent already. The site is new and will grow and evolve quickly in response to our vision and your needs. It's great to see you sharing your knowledge here - thank you on behalf of all of…"
Feb 18, 2009
minx joined Nathan's group
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Sharing in Opawa

Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer. eg. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someones listing contact them directly via their page…
Feb 16, 2009
minx joined Jo Drysdall's group
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Sharing in Christchurch

Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer: e.g. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someone's listing contact them directly via their page…
Feb 16, 2009
minx replied to Naomi's discussion What to plant now? in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"things that are good to plant now include almost all the brassicas, such as cauli, cabbage, brocolli, kale, chinese cabbage, calvano nero, radish etc leeks, silverbeet, summer spinach, summer lettuce, fennel, celery, beetroot, mesculn, endives and…"
Feb 16, 2009
minx replied to pa's discussion Missing green thumb? in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"the basis for all gardening is good soil. i recommend you read up on how to make you soil more healthy. then look at what selection of veges do well in your neck of the woods at what time of the year, and use that as a guide as to what to…"
Feb 15, 2009
minx replied to Nick B's discussion late to ripen tomatoes in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"why are you worrying yet.... you have at least 6weeks before you need to start worrying! we have out door toms ripening until the end of may generally! just let nature do it's thing! to the best of my knowledge fertiliser/nutrient helps with…"
Feb 15, 2009
minx replied to Jan's discussion green vegetable bugs in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"if the bug is softbodied, then using an irrantant like chilli, and a soap to dry out the skin applied as a spray making sure you get the undersides of the leaves too, will kill the buggers, you will need to respray every 3-4 days to break the…"
Feb 15, 2009
minx replied to Samantha Freeman's discussion What is the best low cost Mulch in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"pea straw is recommended as it has a very high easily/quickly composted biomass and is generally high in nitrogen, compared with other straw, as it is from a legume. it is a wholeplant straw, rather than a stalks only type. lucern hay is similarly…"
Feb 15, 2009
minx replied to Arlene Gurusamy's discussion Bock Choy + Chinese Vegetables in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"kings seeds have a huge array of bok choi and kale seeds, cheap and very quick to grow. your local farmers market may yeild seedlings for a few bucks... ours does!"
Feb 15, 2009
minx replied to Karen's discussion Drying And Storing Herbs in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"basil loses most of it's flavour very quickly when dried, so other methods best suit it. storing in oil or vinegar are favourites, resulting in a flavoured liquid and for a couple of months a usable herb. the herb begins to break down after a…"
Feb 15, 2009
minx joined Amy Macaluso's group
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Food Growing Questions and Answers

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Feb 15, 2009
minx replied to Christy Ralphs's discussion Plum Jam Making in the group Recipes
"i find a few cloves (in muslin bag) added to the plums (if using a deep red plum) add a great spicyness, as does a good slug of brandy or port stirred in just before bottling. as a kid we used to make jam with little yellow cherry plums which were…"
Feb 15, 2009
minx replied to Annette's discussion Tomatoes in the group Recipes
"currently on my stove is a big pot full of tomatoes, fennel, peppers, onions, corgettes, eggplant, herbs, garlic, salt and pickling spices (in muslin bag) all roughly chopped, boiled for an hour or so, i then taste for seasoning, and importantly…"
Feb 15, 2009
minx replied to Annette's discussion Zucchini in the group Recipes
"michelle this has been a fav recipe in my family for many many yrs! i have made it with kumera, potato, pumpkin etc. especially nice with a few fresh herbs chopped in. (thyme, margaram, chervil, chives, parsley, basil etc.) to slow down the rate of…"
Feb 15, 2009
minx joined Annette's group
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Recipes

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Feb 15, 2009
minx is now a member of Ooooby
Feb 15, 2009

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Food Growing Skill Level
Expert
Experience and Qualifications
WWOOFer, Horticulturalist, Micologist
I am interested in...
Swapping Food, Community Gardens, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
a range of asian gourds, many vege and herb plants,
snow peas.

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At 9:05pm on October 3, 2009, Dave Woodhouse said…
I have a huge pile of fertiliser now - away all weekend but give a bell on 021385935 to organise a time one evening.
At 2:38pm on September 12, 2009, Dave Woodhouse said…
I have bags of Nitrophoska blue, rose,acid, citrus/fruit, lawn and general garden fertilisers - all brands very similar content levels
At 10:47pm on June 28, 2009, Nathan said…
Hi Minx, great tips you've been passing around. I'll remember to come to you if I need some advice.
thanks
Nathan
At 7:53am on February 18, 2009, James Samuel said…
Hi Minx - do have a look at the welcome page if you havent already. The site is new and will grow and evolve quickly in response to our vision and your needs.

It's great to see you sharing your knowledge here - thank you on behalf of all of us. I am delighted to see you are amongst other things a Micologist. I have my own experience of being inspired by Paul Stamets.

It would be great to see a pic of yourself up here - it really helps. So if you need help getting your photo up here, please sing out. To get you started on that, you can go to "My Page" and on the left hand side you'll see "Change My Photo"

And if you do a search for Christchurch in the Members page from time to time, you might be surprised to find other people you can start exchanging things with. And if you don't, then it's a good reason to go out and find some people to invite :-)
 
 
 

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