Organic Gardening For Beginners


Organic Gardening For Beginners

An introduction to growing food and herbs without the use of poisons.

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Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2016

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Treating wood? 12 Replies

Hi, I made some raised beds to grow veggies in out of untreated macrocarpa planks, because I didnt want any of those nasty chemicals leaching into the soil. However, I was wondering if there is any…Continue

Started by kim. Last reply by kiwi brown Jan 24, 2013.

Organic treatment for white butterflys

Hi folks,A quick question: we have bee hives at our cooperative garden. What is the best way to control white butterflys and their caterpillars without harming the bees? We are trying to avoid using…Continue

Started by Steph Clout Sep 24, 2012.

Strawberry root weevil 1 Reply

Two years ago our strawberry plants were suffering badly from what I think it strawberry root weevil. I took all the plants up, dusted as much soil as possible from them, and replanted them in…Continue

Started by Alice. Last reply by Christopher Jan 8, 2012.

Starting from scratch 7 Replies

Hi,We have the wonderful (?) opportunity to start from scratch in a reasonable sized backyard (its a rental and our landlord is keen for us to do sustainability stuff). At the moment it's mostly…Continue

Started by Karen. Last reply by Karen Aug 24, 2010.

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Comment by Racheal Clark on February 15, 2010 at 9:11am
Is there any issues using garden clippings on vege beds to keep down the weeds? I am having major problems keeping up with weeding and have been using grass clipping but someone mentioned it can make soil more acidic? Any other weed/ mulch suggestions
Comment by Diane SQ on February 14, 2010 at 5:47pm
Open day at Sudesh’s community learning centre,
Tuesday and Thursday 16th and 18th Feb, 1 to 2 pm (looking at offering an evening time as well, details posted later), 8A grand Drive, Remuera, in Auckland.

This is a place where you can learn, meet others, share knowledge, relax and see what is happening in the garden. We intend to organise organic workshops all through the year to assist people in setting up and maintain productive food gardens. We hope that this is also going to be place where a group will form, and assist this initiative to develop further.
So this week, come and say hello, have a look, get more info, invite your friends to come along.
Our first workshop, “urban food production design” is scheduled for the first week-end of March.
Contact person is Diane 418 04 38
Comment by Tony Lucas on December 29, 2009 at 5:41am
nope but a shot gun should then you use the magnet to recycle the buck shot LOL
Comment by Lynda Wood on December 29, 2009 at 1:09am
would antimagnet deter possums? hee hee, little blighters!
Comment by Lynda Wood on December 29, 2009 at 1:08am
havebeen wearing a magnetic braclet for my arthritis! Makes sense to loosen things up with plant growth, Thankyou Tony!
Comment by Tony Lucas on December 29, 2009 at 12:00am
Lynda always water in the morning to stop wet plants getting fungial growth over night - it also encourges the plants to grow. have noticed the difference since I started morning watering. Also attach a powerful magnet to your tap it magnetises the water and creates whats called live water which also enhances growth. Experiments with this here look very pomising.
Comment by Lynda Wood on December 28, 2009 at 11:22pm
thanks Tiffany! Had thought that may be the case but always worth the check, doubting thomas here!!
Comment by Annie Cree on December 28, 2009 at 10:48pm
Hi Lynda, early morning before the sun is hot is definitely better because the leaves etc have a chance to dry during the day, rather than sitting on the leaves at night when the evaporation rate is lower - especially important for things like, pumpkins, zucchinis and melons which can easily get powdery mildew.
Comment by Lynda Wood on December 28, 2009 at 10:36pm
have no work committments, so to water in the morning or in the evening? Advice anyone??
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 9, 2009 at 9:13am
thank you Megan for your explaination, sorry to sound so dense. There is still so much to learn.

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