I look at those lettuces (see photo) and think - brilliant! Last week I planted dwarf beans in between them and by the time the lettuces go the beans should be well on the way. Everything is going so well - have yet to see a White Butterfly! Has anyone else? Saw the first monarch yesterday though it didn't fly to the swan plants left over from last year. I have three dozen or so under cover growing madly to feed them all this year. The bucket tomatoes are now flaunting large flowers...promises,… Continue
Added by Robyn Wolfe on December 19, 2009 at 9:21am —
Yesterday envirogroupers from Strathmore School came to see the garden and plant their salad box to take home. Very enthusiastic and were able to identify many vegetables. Lovely children. See 3 new photos. I'm putting them on Ooooby in the hopes they will have a reason to link in!
Added by Robyn Wolfe on December 11, 2009 at 10:53pm —
Yesterday I travelled to two Kohanga Reos in Matamata and one in Putaruru. I have been giving advice to K.C. who is encouraging all the Kohangas to develop gardens. She has acquired some plastic pallets which have been put to good use. Small children are learning where their vegies are coming from! See the photos..
Added by Robyn Wolfe on December 9, 2009 at 6:53pm —
Spent a lovely hour or so this morning with a group of North School Primary Envirogroup members - about 30 of them. They had a wander around my garden identifying vegetables and fruits. They each made a salad garden to take home with a lettuce, spring onions and radish seeds in an icecream container. "What's a radish?" See new photos.
Added by Robyn Wolfe on December 3, 2009 at 12:22pm —
This morning planted up another packet of sweet corn into toilet rolls. I'm lucky to have two grandchildren living with us - a rapid accumulating supply! I find the toilet roll trick is best as I can see which ones are not going to germinate and there will be no gaps.
Added by Robyn Wolfe on December 2, 2009 at 10:04am —