So, Paekakariki growers, I come to you for ideas... what are your theories on black plastic and kikuyu grass? I've made a couple of raised beds about a foot above the ground with bricks, and had filled one with a mix of compost and topsoil before a n
At Hannah's composting workshop a few weeks ago we got to talking about the aged chicken manure she was using. Apparently it's great and the local vege shop used to sell it but doesn't now. Anyway, I rang up the suppliers, Valley View Farm,
Hannah has kindly agreed to show us what she knows about pruning apple and pear trees. It is getting late to be doing this, so if you have some trees that need a prune, let us know and we can do this ASAP.
Flo has kindly agreed to host us for tea and whatever on the afternoon of Sunday 25 July. Thught it would be a good time to talk about what grows well round here for spring and summer. Bring any seed catalogues you have if you want and we c
The bad news is that Kath Irvine has resigned as KCDC's Green Gardener, so no workshop there. But the good news is that Levin Soil and Health (branch of Organic NZ) have a pipfruit (apples, pears) pruning workshop with Tree Crops Association at 10.30
I've recently started working in Paekakariki (paradise!) for the Hikurangi foundation. We have a wee office in Tilley Road and are keen to start growing veges etc on the plot of land beside the office, so I'm looking forward to chatting on oo
Here's a list of the websites and books that were mentioned at the gathering. There's all kinds here - lunar calendars, garden calendars, weekly newsletters, freecycling, skills exchanges, fruit tree stockists, seed sellers....
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