May 2010 Blog Posts (27)

Kumera storage for the winter?..... what do I do?

Hi we have grown a large crop of Kumera of the summer and need to know how to store them for the winter?.... some webpages say no lower than 12 degrees.... but I can't find much info on storage, should they be put in bags or laid out on trays to air?....
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks heaps

Added by Chanel Campbell on May 7, 2010 at 7:36pm — 2 Comments

"Floods, drought, climate change and even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt"

"Dirt! The Movie" is a powerful new film about the relationship between humans and soil, reminding us that we are made of the very same elements as the soil beneath our feet, which is ALIVE! - a living organism made up of living organisms - just as much as everything above ground.

The film features several characters with various relationships to the soil: Paul Stamets the mycelium expert… Continue

Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on May 7, 2010 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Ooooby-Versity Launches in Grey Lynn Thursday 13th May, 6.30pm

The Ooooby-versity concept is going live in Grey Lynn this Thursday evening!

Come and be part of this inaugural event for New Zealand.

The idea is simple. Gather together with other home food growers from your local area and talk about tips…


Added by Pete Russell on May 7, 2010 at 12:14am — 1 Comment

Garlic etc.

I have continued to create a thick mulch for planting the garlic and shallots. It worked so well last year with an almost weedless crop. I mow the leaves and twigs up and have sprinkled native woodshavings along with the clippings to make a mat about 2" thick. Now I'm waiting for some rain to flatten the dried material down. Underneath has gone a sprinkle of lime, a bit of blood and bone and old chicken manure and a bit of organic slow release pellets. That should do them!

Added by Robyn Wolfe on May 6, 2010 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Locavorism Grows Up

Source: New York Magazine

Imperious superstar chefs tend to present themselves as…


Added by Pete Russell on May 4, 2010 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Compost Wheelie Bin Hot Water

This is a great blog that Steve put me onto. Yesterday he built one in his backyard here on Waiheke which is giving him warm water only 24hrs later.



Added by Pete Russell on May 3, 2010 at 5:08pm — 5 Comments

leeks, perennial

Has anybody got some spare perennial leek plants?

Added by Ruth H. Newbury-Swash on May 1, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

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