Hey Jude. I missed you but I understand. There is room for a couple more things but I was thinking about planting another cherry tomoto. Pauline was able to get 5 residents out in their wheelchairs. They were all wearing sun hats and they were so cute. It was a good day and we can have another one. The plot we did a few months ago is pumping. The kitchen harvested the beetroot and fed it to the residents. The beans and strawberries are coming on now. There doesn't seem to be a pest problem.
Thanks for your feedback Jude. I am as surprised as you are. Ooooby is run on a ning platform and the gift feature was added without my knowledge. I have been offline for a few days with family and have only just noticed it. I'll take a look at it and get my head around it.
That and tidying up my garden and carting round barrow loads of soil one after another im trying to get rid off it round the section i got paid $100 to take it away what a score.
garden is coming together nicely my 15 rhubarb plants are looking good i didnt intend to get so many i thought my original plants had died because they were in a really wet spot and didnt do very well so i went and got some more off free cycle only to have the original one start to grow from their roots ive moved them all now into one big line down the garage, the black berys are coming away and the rasberry shoot i was given has perked up and has gotten a bright emerald green compared to a dull minty sad colour all in all things are coming on well.
im in the process of getting some materials together to build an A frame chook house its still at the think big stage at the moment, i have the corrugated iron sheets ready, and the carpenter at the school i work for will rip and cut through some post timber that is too big to do anything with, will be good when it all comes together. the current chook house i have is full and i think they fight a little for roosting space. at the moment.
Apologies for the tardy response - I'm an infrequent (at best) online blogger... Our choko is growing all over a wall made of cinder blocks and wire trellis. It grows and flowers on both sides even tho' one side is about a meter away from the house. It's about 4-6 meters in length total and when it goes wild (and we let it get away on us) it can double that length within a month... Trailing right across the drive. Honestly it's like Day of the Trifids!!! It grows on the Eastern side of our house, full sun till at least 2 O'clock before it gets shaded by the house. We don't water it but the ground beneath is very well drained and full of weeds.
Hi Jude, got an email from Lee today, he said the beans could be planted in same plot as tomatoes, just put at the other end/side as space permits. So you could go down any time now.
We are slowly getting more people interested....
Hi Jude, at the moment there is no space for beans, until another plot is dug which hopefully will be soon. Everyone been busy lately. There will be a bean plot and potato plot as the next projects. I will let Lee know that beans are ready for planting and just maybe a dug up plot will appear! Will contact you soon.
You were lucky to have 2 days of fine weather and get all that work in your garden done. Let me know when you will go to the Community garden with the beans and I'll go along too. Hopefully the french marigold seedlings I'm raising will be able to be planted then as well, for edgings and companions.
Jenny and I thought we would start with one bed. Hopefully if things go well we can do another planting day and plant the other beds. Since one of our reasons for being there is to interact with the residents we thought it would be best not to plant everything in one day. The bed is about 3-4 square metres (if that) and there are a few pots. I'm so glad you are coming. We need to work out a time.
Hi Judy, we thought that to teach people how to garden and grow their own veges would be a very useful and productive skill to have especially in todays economy and focus on healthy living. I am hoping to get a small group together and see what knowledge they have / need and go from there. One off workshops or a block of several - whatever the need. Te Atatu now has a community garden starting and this would be an ideal venue for their practical skills, especially for those without much land at home. It is still in the early stages but will take off.....
Jude. Your mom told me about a pie recipe for the guavas. Tell her I tried it last night. I happen to be a horrible baker and manage to screw things up every time. The guava pie is ugly and it exploded in the oven....but it tastes pretty good! Tell her thanks! I might make another one and if it is presentable I will bring it by.
Hi Jude, I didn't get you message in time so I went to your house and your mom helped me. She was so sweet. She also gave me another bag of those amazing guavas and told me how to make pie. I think I am going to try it. The babies look great. Oh they grow so fast. I am excited to use them in a garden demo tomorrow. Thanks again!!