April 4



Food Growing Skill Level


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Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Gardening on others Land

Tell us about your garden and what you're growing

Boysenberries, Chilis

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  • Hi Sean,
    Thanks for the link, ideas are starting to come together as to what kind of hive and where to put it or them. I like the idea of the comment that if you attend the course then you get a starter colony of bees. We used to put up catch boxes and a feral colony would just move in after a while but there are no feral colonies left here now.
    Thank you very much for hosting us at the last meeting, I really appreciated the afternoon and the tea and eats. It was good to go around your garden see what you are doing and glean some ideas.
  • Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the link, will look into it. I actually had a bee-keeper over to look at our property with a view to keeping a hive but she said nowhere would actually be suitable :( Anyway, sorry to have missed the last meeting at your place. As it turned out I had to work Sat instead of the sunday! My garden is currently dry and lacking in nutrients and looking drab! Need to get some time and get out into it...
  • Great to have met you Sean. Let me know as soon as you have any ideas that you might like to engage with ooooby.
  • Hi Sean, yes I still have borage seedlings and more are growing. However of the white borage I have only adult plants left but luckily one of them is in a pot and can thus easily be taken. Otherwise, plenty of flowers to take seed from. I don't know what you have for exchange but am happy to just give away ... a look around in my fledgling garden and maybe some tips regarding problem areas is however always welcome. Just send me an email via siljabaer@yahoo.com to arrange for a time and such like. Thanks SIlja
  • Unitec Food Forest

    Have finally organised guided tour at Unitec Food Forest. Will be on Sunday November 1st at 11.15am, for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours followed by BYO picnic lunch. Guided by the very knowledgeable Brendon Hoare. Will cost $10 per adult, maximum 20 people, will do on a first paid, first served basis. Children welcome. Email me on islandgardening@gmail.com if you're keen.

    :) Christy
  • thanks!...does beer work..also i hear that a copper wire around the perimeter is a deterrent..is this true?.....stewart
  • Thank you!
    Typically I go looking for cheese and come home with an eye on yoghurt and desert. How are you doing on the local food front? Did you manage the Grey Lynn Farmers Market?
  • Hi Sean. Thank you for the welcome. I'm Olli's mum, Andy's wife...how do you know the gruesome twosome? Jus
  • Hello Sean. Welcome. Great to see you here. Might we be seeing you at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market on the 6th September?
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