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  • OThe subantarctic tomatos are fantastic and cropped late into the season,producing meaty,but juicy good sized tomatoes puttin in more this year.
  • Everyone must be too busy in gardens to write in here!  I am watering, watering, watering.......mulching, harvesting, spraying and dusting for insect control, covering for bird damage control, and resting from all the heat outside and preserving inside.  When will there be time to plant seeds?  After taking time to save these veg seeds would like to use them but may have to buy seedlings for cabbages, etc.  ps  this is my resting time.

  • Hi

    Thanks for the info.

    I am heree.

  • Whoa Matt, just discovered this group & scrolling down, am very interested in your 'Subarctic' tomatoes. Am happy to pay for seeds or seedlings!

  • will there be more updates on this group site?  as March was last entry it appears? thanks

  • St Patric's day is comeing up this weekend it this is the tradidional time to get your sweet peas planted for next summer

  • Vegetable Garden

    Spray DE wet via a pump up sprayer all over vegetables. Try to maintain an even and thorough application. Additionally, use the wand upside down at ground level and up the full height of the plants to achieve underside leaf coverage. Choosing from our range of DE tailored applicators can also make application and dispersion simple and efficient.

    Spread DE by hand or with a shaker applicator to discourage entry by slugs and snails into the area you want to control. Creating a border of DE around the zone to be protected will greatly assist to prevent these foliage eaters from entering this area.

    Fruit Trees
    Create a solution of DE in a bucket of water and brush paint tree trunks to assist to prevent ants from gaining access up the trunk of the tree. Stir the solution regularly as the DE will tend to settle.

    Additionally, spray the foliage of trees to discourage other pests as per vege garden style application. Exercise caution around flowering / fruiting season as DE has the potential to adversely affect pollinating insects such as bees which is obviously to be avoided.

    DE can also be applied dry on still days with any of our applicators available on the DE Accessories page.

    DE has no withholding period when sprayed on fruit and vegetables destined for human consumption. It is harmless and you could spray, pick and eat it all in the same day!


    Wet - Apply as per spray method coating foliage to assist with mealy bug and other sucking insect control.

    Dry - Apply with the Pest Pistol, The Spritzer or a simple shaker applicator.

    Spread, blow, brush or spray anywhere you want to control insects, ant invasions around composting areas, rubbish and recycling bins, ant trails or anywhere you want to maintain insect free. Insects and ants particularly do not like travelling through areas with DE present. If they get any on them it will ultimately lead to their demise – they recognise this and re-locate themselves very quickly.

    DE will not harm earthworms unless you completely coat them it. Used by worm-farmers in the USA, they spread sparingly over the surface of the soil. The worms will take it in and work it into the soil through the course of their natural action. It can actually be quite beneficial to the worms and the soil as long as it is not over-applied directly to the worms themselves.

    Outdoor insects
    Diatomaceous Earth has been known to cause a debilitating and/or fatal effect on the following outdoor insects and parasites …

    Ants, fleas, ticks, house flies, white fly, fruit flies, blow flies, caterpillars, cockroaches, snails, slugs, spiders, termites, silverfish, lice, mites, centipedes, earwigs, aphids, thrips, borer, mealy bug, grub stage of Japanese beetles, corn earworm, corn borer, cucumber beetles, mealworms, hoppers, bed bugs, brown mites, red spider mites, twig borers, oriental fruit moths, codling moths, chalcid weevils, grain borer, red flour beetle, pea weevil, rice weevil, gypsy moth, pink boll weevil, lygus bug, nematodes, tomato hornworm, bean beetles, cabbage loopers and many others not mentioned here.

  • I am looking for a helping hand in my Pt Chev garden this is a volintery charitable garden I am careing for and Is to much work for 1 person along with all my other commitments it anyone is able to help please let me know thanks
  • This saturdar Oct 1st from 730 am to 1 pm I am haveing a plant and seedling sale all proceds will be donated to charity location 19 formby ave Pt Chev Auckland

  • Ooh Matt


    Where in Ellerslie are you?  I would love to swing by and get a few





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Vegetables to plant in April

Seeds to sow.  Beetroot*, Broad beans, Broccoli*, Cabbage, Carrot*, Cauliflower*, Celery*, Celeriac*, Leeks, Lettuce (winter), onion, Potato*, Spinich, and Turnip.  seedlings to plant.  Broccoli*, Brussles sprout, Cabbage, Cauliflower*, Celery, Leek, Lettuce, Silverbeet*, and Spinich. (* Only practicable in warm areas.)

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Flowers to plant in April

Sow these seeds.  Alyssum, Calendula, Cornflower, Dianthus, Lobelia, Lupin, Snapdragon, Stock, Sweet pea, Viola.  Seedlings to plant.  Anemone, Hollyhock, Iceland poppy, Larksspur, Pansy, Polyanthus, Primrose, Ranunculus, and Snapdradon. Bulbs, Rhizomes, and tubers to plant.  Allium, Anemone, Camassia, Chionodoxa, Crosomia, Freesia, Galtonia, Gladolus, Hyacynth, Hyacinthoides (bluebell, endymion, scilla), Ranunculus, Romulea, Sparaxis, Trillium, Tritonia, and Tulip.

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A few more seeds /seedlings to plant in March

Planting now in March for the New Zealand - sub-tropical zone Amaranth(also Love-lies-bleeding) Sow in garden. Harvest from July. Beetroot(also Beets) Sow in garden. Harvest from July. Broad beans(also Fava bean) Sow in garden. Harvest from August. Burdock(also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) Sow in garden. Harvest from September. Cabbage Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from July. Cape Gooseberry(also Golden Berry, Chinese Lanterns) Sow in garden. Harvest from August. Carrot…

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Vegetables to plant in March

Seeds to sow Beetroot*, Broccoli*, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower*, Celery, Cress, Leek, Lettuce(winter), Parsnip*, Peas,*, Radish, Silver beet*, Spinich, Spring onion, Sweede*, Turnip. Seedlings to sow Beetroot, Broad bean, Broccoli, Brussels sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Leek,          Lettuce (winter), Parsnip, Pea, Silver beet, Spinich, Spring onion, Sweede. * Only practicable in warm areas

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