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Aug 10, 2019

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I can offer
Garden sitting, to be a gardening buddy
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
As my health has given me more challenges, my garden is becoming much smaller and I am having to adapt to new ways of growing. I mainly concentrate on growing for myself now, though I do manage to share/exchange/barter a little with some friends.

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Clearing more space

Yep...exactly that! Clearing more space. Such a small area I have with this wee flat, but most of what was here before needs to go to make way for food...vegetables, fruit, herbs. I won't be touching the larger shrubs/trees, but I have taken out the small ones (and recycled, where possible) and a large conifer will be removed when the vegetables around it are finished...about February. So today I have been clearing more space along the side fence. There's plenty of work to do before it's… Continue

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

Rain's stopped

YAY! The garden has had a very deep soaking for the past 4 or 5 days, and is thriving well. Now that the rain has stopped, though, it's nice to be able to do some work on the garden itself. I have removed the spent sugar snap pea vines, spinach and broad leafed cress which bolted. I picked some veges for myself and for M.E., and that's left some gaps in the garden too. I've trowelled those squares over and will top up with compost and replant during the week. The yellow beans (black seeds) are… Continue

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 5:47pm


The past couple of days, though not productive IN the garden, due to rain and cold weather, have been very productive in acquiring accessories to and for the garden. I have purchased, for $1 each, a couple of white hand basins, complete with taps and they're going to look great, planted up and placed in the garden. I will do the same with a stainless steel laundry sink, when it arrives...that will be either for/to contain my angelica...or for watercress, I haven't decided yet. And again,… Continue

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 8:35pm — 2 Comments

Too hot to work

Today was a scorcher early in the day...30C by 10am! It was too hot to work in the garden, so most had to wait until sundown, when it was a little cooler. Removed more bolted celery...left just one for seed saving. Will do the same with celeriac. Light weeding around the bush tomatoes. Netting around the currants...birds like them! I've decided where to plant that currant bush now, so it can go in this week. Picked more herbs. Planted Gotu Kola (pennywort). The new comfrey plant is doing great,… Continue

Posted on November 29, 2009 at 10:06pm


I've spent some time relieving the large tomato plants of some of their leaves, partially so that the goodness in the soil can go into the fruit, partly because it was difficult to walk the path for the jungle! The bolted celery is nearly all picked, and same with the celeriac, so I'll soon have another 5 squares to plant into YAY! I said I wasn't going to grow brassicas, but this week I planted 4 broccoli seedlings...I'll see how it goes. There's little weeding to do in my almost self-care… Continue

Posted on November 27, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 5:52pm on July 16, 2013, Denise said…

Thanks Lynn, so nice to get the seeds in the post today way better than the bills!

At 8:44pm on July 10, 2013, Denise said…

Hi Lynn, I haven't been on here in ages but had a bit of free time tonight and decided to have a nosey.  Spoted your list of tomato seeds and would be interested in a few, more than happy to cover postage and all that.  It always amazes me how many types there are, I thought I had quite a few but not many are on your list!  Can also swap if you are interested but sounds like you are pushed for space.  I must have a tidy up and go thru and add to the seedbank list.  Let me know where we go from here, haven't done this much!



At 6:02pm on June 25, 2012, Katie McGregor said…

Thank you for the tip Lynn. I will definatley try it. As it stands there are reaised boarders already in place so I will use these for vegies - flowers and flaxes be gone!

At 4:51pm on June 10, 2012, Katie McGregor said…

Hello Lynn, you welcomed me to ooooby back in March and I thought I replied but am unsure. So thank you belatedly for your warm welcome. Would love to add you as an ooooby friend if I may. I am soon to be downsizing my garden considerably as I am moving and could use all the help I can get to maximise garden productivity.



At 10:42pm on March 21, 2012, Katie McGregor said…

Thank you Lynn!

At 9:58am on February 17, 2012, Jane Powell said…

Hi Lyn only 2 parts of the garden are enclosed. These hold berries and the salad garden and I needed to keep the chooks out. I have used discarded fishing nets. They had only 1 or 2 tiny holes and are perfect because the bees etc. can still pass in and out. Just not the bird life. Re herbs! I have all the mints chocolate, apple, usual, spearmint, peppermint, chocolate, wormwood. peppermint pelegoniums, citronella, multiplying leeks, (these are wonderful and make great borders in the garden.Also loads of organic calendula seed. Great to chat. Jane

At 10:18am on February 7, 2012, Shannon McKenzie said…
Hey I like your style!:) I'm also a non perfectionist gardener. I dot things where I can fit them. The only problem with this is that there are often things that get no light as their neighbours grow faster than expected and also that sometimes I worry about crop rotation. What are your thoughts? Definitely doing three sisters next year:-D never done corn before because of the space but growing beans up it - aha!!! Do you find direct sowing fruitless because of the light constraints? Have wasted many seeds this year. Great to chat! S*
At 6:51pm on February 6, 2012, Steph Clout said…

Hi Lynn, yes im possibly related to Maurie Clout - my fathers family are apparently from down Wellington way. Im not sure where or what the connection is as my grandfather died before he could pass the information on. Most Clout's I come across are from the English side. Its a small world!

At 9:30am on February 5, 2012, Shannon McKenzie said…
Hi Lynn yes very keen to hear more about how you garden intensely. I think I'll have to remove some of this blinkin rhubarb that was here when we moved in. I'm interested in what crops you grow and how to maximise yield. Currently I have the Jerusalem artichokes coming up between rhubarb crowns. In front of that it's a tangle of butternut squash vines, tomatoes that went triffid and struggling various seedlings getting choked by the butternut. Down the end theres runner beans and parsnip which is had it and needs to come out. Silverbeet is plonked in any gaps but is currently a bit small because of everything else going on. Got some White onions down the end but I'm thinking of not doing that again because they take so long to mature you may as well buy them. There are a few things there going to seed for next year like leeks fennel and lettuce. That's a bit of a waste of space but what are you going to do ay? I sowed beefwood land cress kale and brassicas in trays today. Had a couple of fab red cabbages last year. Thy are big huh but the hads go a long way. Still they had them for a dollar each by the time mine matured. Not organic mind you. I shall have to buy a comfrey seedling. Got worm tea. 

Cheers for any advice you can offer. 

At 7:27am on November 24, 2011, Helena Faust said…
Your welcome, it was a good catchup, getting that basil mint rooted!


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