Hi Jacee, wow, I love your garlic. Very impressive. I tried to grow some last year and it didn't even flower. Its self seeded this year and already about 12 cms tall. Fingers crossed and lots of water huh ! Have just read your bio and looked at your pics. You are an artist as well as a gardener supreme! I am just dabbing in a very small space at the front of the house as the backyard is shaded by huge trees on my northern boundary. One day Jacee,one day when retired maybe a little plot like yours.
Hey Jacee, Thank you so much for such a lovely tour! Both myself & my friend Wendy throughly enjoyed ourselves & we are both inspired to grow more vegetables & I am also feeling more at ease about growing more fruit trees in my paddock. It was the distance that was always a worry for me but now seeing your trees growing very well together has changed my mindset & now I am able to put in a lot more...hooray! :O)
Thank you Jacee, I am sooooo looking forward to this tour of your property. I has been something that I have wanted to do for quite some time & I can hardly believe it's coming true haha. Does 11am work for you? I am happy to change it to work around you as I am pretty flexible.
CHeers jacee! im well excited its going to be incredible.... garden garden garden! just looking forward to getting outa town and into the full throttle of things. wow thats aweseom you living at the old site, it must be beautiful up there!! still cant seem to get my kombuca good, always tastes very vinegary...can you add sugar afterwards?? x
Excellent! I'll get some seeds sorted to sow in spring. Don't stress, I am in the same boat too...just having a go like you hehe. Its just nice to have a mate to share stuff with. My husband & teenage sons have no interest in what I do which is fine...sometimes lol. (they are musicians) But they sure love eating everything that I grow but it's not the same as talking about the trials & successes of it all.
Oh how kind of you! I'll let you know when I'll be down that way to take a cutting or for a guided tour. I've been following Kay Baxter's articles pretty much since she was a writer in one of my fav mags called Growing Today before it merged with Lifestyle Block & still to this day a strong believer of her gardening sense. So, here's a question.... do you have some kind of simple herbal lay under your fruit trees? I know you can buy 1kg bags of the mix but, I want to do this on the cheap & use just a sprinkling of different seeds. I have comfrey plants growing under each of my trees but nothing else. Guess, I've got to stop being so lazy & goole some more huh?lol.
Oh how lovely! Way back in the day & further up north in a little place called Mitimiti I grew up with whakapirau yellow plums & they were the best! And I've been wanting to get my hands on them ever since. I've never seen a damson plum, i've just read heaps about it & I've come to believe that they are the best for making jam & damson gin hehe. Your photos are what I have been dreaming about for 10yrs while living in Tikipunga Whangarei. We've been in the country for about 18mths now & finally I am starting to build on that dream with growing our own veg & fruit trees.
Well, I am impressed. Do you have damson plums growing as well? just interested as I am definately going to put at least 2 or 3 trees in next winter. I've read so much about different plums & this type plus the louisa plum are tops for me.
hello Jacee, scapes are the flower stalks that form on hard neck garlic.
Hester's favourite garlic site http://www.gourmetgarlicgardens.com/overview.htm has lots of really
interesting information about the many different varieties of garlic and
is a great reference source. The garlic that I've harvested fits the
description of an Asiatic/Turban variety (all the garlic I've grown was
given to me and/or organic garlic that I bought at the local farmers'
market). It's started raining again and share your concerns about my
garlic rotting but the rest of my crop isn't ready to lift yet. If you
have the space, it's easy to grow garlic from the bulbils that form on
hardneck garlic, it just takes two/three seasons to get full sized
bulbs. The first year they'll form a single clove/undivided bulb that
you replant the following season. I've got some bulbils in the ground
that I planted last May with the main crop and others in pots. Expect
the latter to take longer to grow into decent sized bulbs.
Yes its a small world,we live a few minutes drive up the road from the house boats,also please call in if you are on the island,we are wwoof hosts and have a nice little cottage if you need a place to stay,smiles Fi ps i also buy hay!