January 2013 Blog Posts (11)

POPdining meets Ooooby

Roll up, roll up.  We have an Ooooby POP Dining event happening on the Friday the 8th of Feb.

7pm at Crave Cafe - 25 Mcdonald St, Morningside, Auckland

$45 per person

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Added by Pete Russell on January 26, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Kumara sprouting

Commercial growers recommend burying kumara in sand to chit it - I tried it but nothing happened so I buried them in the veg bed and they sprouted instantly. Maybe the sand needs water? Is it too late for a crop now?

Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on January 17, 2013 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

Cherry toms

One self sown tomato which got an early start has produced several hundred fruits. Strangely the birds dont seem interested.

Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on January 17, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Rainman

Anyone know of any Native American rainmakers here? Ive caved in and started watering as everything was standing still in the heat. The frustrating thing is watching rain fall down the East Coast Bays from our living room.

Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on January 16, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

No honeybees

I have plenty of bumblebees this year but no honeybees. Anyone else noticed a drop off in honeybees? Im thinking of getting a hive but read that they dont feed within 300 metres of home. This is interesting because it means that we all have to keep bees for all of our gardens to benefit, a fact which supports the idea that survival depends on inter-dependence and that self sufficiency is a myth.

Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on January 16, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

No honeybees

I have plenty of bumblebees this year but no honeybees. Last year the forest was full of honeybees but I did have a lot of yellow mustard flower. This year I also have very little citrus fruit set. Is it the lack of rain or lack of honeybees? The bumbles are visiting the courgette flowers and the heritage herbal ley flowers from Kay Baxters Koanga. Some self sown mustard came up but the plants were much less vigorous and flowered a much shorter time than the bought seed last year. Maybe some…

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Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on January 16, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Half Price Ooooby Box

Vist Ooooby.org to claim the offer and enter the promo code QGFRS9 in the sign up process.

Added by Pete Russell on January 9, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

What is Ooooby?

Ooooby is a place to buy and sell local food and connect with over 6000 food growers from backyard gardeners to farmers.



To buy and sell food …

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Added by Pete Russell on January 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Occupy The Farm

200 urban farmers occupy the last piece of East Bay farmland and plant 16,000 seedlings to save it from becoming a shopping mall. See: Occupy The Farm

You might want to join me in supporting this Kickstarter for the documentary if you can:…

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Added by Mariana on January 5, 2013 at 7:03pm — No Comments

The botany of desire

Wow, I came across this documentary and really enjoyed it.  Thought provoking.  It details apples, tulips, cannabis and potatoes and how the plants have used humankind to their benefit.  Worth a look if you have an hour to spare.

http://video.pbs.org/video/1283872815

Added by Dianne Christenson on January 2, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Revolutionary Organic Farming { Srila Prabhupadas Advice to Whole world }

 

 

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Created By Gajanand Agarwal email id :- organic@krisit.com ,…

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Added by Gajanand agarwal on January 1, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments

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