Nice page Jude. It's looking good. Tomorrow morning would be better for me. I am so tired. Yes, I have your address. My # is 816 8927. Please feel free to call me if you need to rush me along in the morning. As of now I can guess 10am.
Hi Jude. What you're saying makes perfect sense. At the moment we are limited by the information people enter. We are working on a new release that will be much more effective at localising. In the meantime, maybe a good idea to invite members from anywhere near Waitakere to join the group. That is the best way to get everyone together. Thanks for your patience.
hey thanks for the comment - changing the page was easy. just go to edit on your page and choose a theme, if I can do it anyone can!
I hope you are not trying to paint the house today- its really windy here. Makes the chooks quite mad actually they are having a glorious time flapping, running and squawking with their molting feathers dancing around behind them! I must go and pick peaches (and apples) myself before they all fall down and Muriel et al get them before I do...It's a nice time in the garden for us - corn, beans, lettuce, courgette and tomatoes all ready as well as carrots and potatoes. I just put a few more potatoes in the ground thinking I might get another crop before the first frost - too ambitious? what do you think? I'm going to sow seeds for the winter garden this weekend as well and I'd quite like a green house...there are a few old windows lying around I just need a creative carpenter! hmmm...something to think about!
Hey Jude. Yeah comfrey is great stuff. Nettles and seaweed too. I am thinking about making some compost tea with those goodies soon. I am resourcing the manure for others. Thanks for the tips. Your garden is beautiful!
thanks Jude, it just keeps grwoing like Topsy. just as well i am limited by space or i'd be taking over the street! But nowhere as stunning as your garden. the gala apple was so yummy yesterday - well done both of you
the tyres work well with holding the heat, hadn't heard anything about heavy metals, but might look into it. Can't be as bad as some of the pesticides they spray on vege. Sorry being a beginner in the Gardening world, we have just found whitefly how can I get rid of them?
No, my picture is taken on the Pacific Highway between LA and San Fran. If ever you go to the States, I highly recommend this trip, just make sure yo udo it in a longer time frame than I did (overnight)!
Wow Jude, I'm in awe of your garden. My Worm farm is made out of recycled tyres, corogated iron, and a bit of shade cloth as dividers. I will take photos this afternoon. It is the perfect size for our family and whats better I havn't brought fertiliser since I have had it. Our garden is looking a bit sad, when we moved here we wanted to give ourselves a season to check out where the best place is to put a garden, we since have found out we have a drainage problem, and then had two kids :-) so I have been growing stuff out to pots and tyres, make for interesting conversation.
thanks Jude for your good wishes. Hope to spend more time with my Ooooby page and sort out some photos etc once the rain starts in earnest .. otherwise I'd rather be outside in the garden.
Your garden sounds great .. very productive! You're not that far away from me .. interested in swapping seedlings or produce sometime? Shirley Duke.
lovely raw food, got to be good. I do spray with garlic, when I remember or notice. I'm a working single mum so I dont get into the garden as much as I'd like. Letting the chicken out in the main garden every day for an hour or so in the evening helps keep the bugs down and growing nasturtiums as an attractor plant works well - plus kids like to suck the flowers for 'honey'. Sometimes I make a wormwood spray too - I heard somewhere that its good for tomatoes, as a fertiliser I think...
I also make a fertiliser concoction out of cow dung and comfrey. I dig comfrey in quite a bit too. Sometimes I make a seaweed fertiliser.
My big regret this year though is not putting traps on the apple tree early enough. All of them have worm. I didn't spray the flowers on the peaches of plums either and the plums were fine...peaches not ripe yet but look ok, just a bit of that curly leaf which has always been there and doesn't seem to get worse, although I do cut affected branches out after fruiting.
any tips most appreciated I have so much to learn!
I'll take some photos today and post them later. Its already getting almost too hot to be out there, hence my cold drink in front of the computer!
My thumbs are not as green as yours I'm thinking! I have just come in from watering now - too dark to see and am looking forward to a day in the garden tomorrow though so it should look a little more healthy after a clean up and a drink. I did harvest potatoes today though, yum! and had a dinner exclusively from the garden, save the chicken and the wine. Now that feels good!