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Latest Activity: Jun 8, 2013
I'll be taking a practical Double Digging workshop on the 24th March from 1-3pm. DOuble digging is a great technique for preparing the soil, and growing big healthy plants, and is part of the bigger Biointensive gardening technique. You can register at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre crn of Roebuck and Leith Street. Hope to see you there : )
Thanks! but it's definitely a work in progress. Not exactly green yet, although having mulch on the ground is a definite improvement on just mud.
We've always had dubious results with potatoes too - and the birds always seem to get to the strawberrys first. Might leave them for next year...definitely having tomatoes, and chillis.
Here's the veg area of my garden - its a new house so everything has to be started from scratch. Its looking a little sad at the moment! I want to plant up the raised beds and also plant stuff around the lids of the septic tanks, round the water tank and also that trough which is a plant filter for the septic system. So far i've put in raspberry and blackcurrant plants, and lettuce, spinach, carrots, basil, beans, coriander and spring onions from seed. Definitely need more plants though. The soil seems pretty good and its a very sunny warm spot so everything seems to be sprouting nicely. I'm keen for any advice!
I'm not sure what the bare fruit trees in the background are yet - rumour has it that theres a plum and a pear....which would be lovely. Theres also Guava, tamarillo, lemon and grapefruit.
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