November 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Share your best recipe to be in to WIN the first Gold Ooooby Box

Hi everyone,

Today over on Facebook we launched a competition for the very first Gold Ooooby Box.

What's your favourite meal to cook? Share the recipe and you could win the very first Gold Ooooby Box.

Your recipe will be judged by Chef Sarah La Touche. All the best recipes will be published on the Ooooby Website and shared on Facebook. Post your entry on our Facebook page…


Added by Justin Flitter on November 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Diversify to reduce risk

This year the broad beans and cavallo nero did well but the snow peas and broccoli were hopeless. I think the west facing bed which gets reflected sun off the house may be too hot and dry? Big Orange has lots of fruitlets again despite the paucity of honey bees. The plum is covered in leaf and the Manuka is the deepest green Ive seen. Theres some blossom on the cranberry bushes and the banana passionfruit. All three figs have taken off and weve had a few strawbs.

Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on November 11, 2013 at 12:01am — No Comments

Inorganic treasure

A discarded para-pool liner makes a perfect compost heap cover. The heap is wet enough after recent rain so this should help retain moisture and heat it up. Also should reduce the number of flies. I just read that aged compost contains very little nitrogen compared to young compost so my next topic for reading will be the science of compost.…


Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on November 10, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Where to get Californian Rabbits in Northland??

Hi All,

I've been raising rabbits for meat for some years now with great success. I raise them entirely on natural homegrown greens that I pick for them, and they do as well if not better than rabbits raised on pellets ... in fact my primary problem is keeping them from getting too fat!

My current breeding stock of rabbits (flemish) is getting a bit old and a bit inbred, and I'm looking  to replace a couple and try a new breed. I don't really like NZ whites and I've always…


Added by Stacey King on November 4, 2013 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

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