hey james! Just been away, a couple of kilos have been picked whilst we were away (a grower's market in action!), so if you wish in a couple of days there should be some more ripe, try us on Thursday if you please!
Hello James, the next time that you head down south, perhaps you could include Queenstown, Wanaka and the West Coast on your itinerary. Would be great to meet up, Pete mentioned coming down this way too.
Thanks James. You're right - it is a good time to practise and learn. I've discovered what a difference a sunny or shady spot can make to my veges - it got me digging up the back lawn in desparation for a sunny garden bed.
Glad you made the ferry. I ended up catching up with Paora the carver which was great also. Hmmm, don't know why the ph no doesn't show, its not on hide or anything. Anyway 021 887 011 if you need to get hold of me.
One of the seedling pod makers sold this weekend! Thought you would be excited=) We could use a few more for the stall. Would it be best if I contacted your friend that made them?
Also we still have your spare Niwashi traditional..Do you want that back?
Did you see the synopsis of "Westies Are Doers" fron our meeting at Prana? Its on the Waitakere page. I am organizing something for early evening 22 Feb at my house in glen Eden and if I get a positive response I will ask you or Pete to come. Well, you can come for sure!
Went to a few farmers market in Parnell yesterday and it would be good to branch out to other stalls! Great to be connected, Maryma
james, thanks for your comment on my page regarding the CSA thing. I'd love to see such a thing start up but I've only just returned to NZ after 15 years of living a communal lifestyle in Australia with our 4 children. So.... I don't feel like I know my way around anymore.
I looked on the transition towns site because I was googling Kefir grains for milk and water but because I'm only just new back here I don't feel like I'm in touch with anything thats going on. Because I'm used to living communally I get a craving for festivals and gatherings and such!!!!
Maybe after we get a little more connected with others around these parts (Auckland general) I could get a little more game about CSA. By the way have you heard about the Weston Price foundation?
Ah yes, did you say seeds of Stevia? Where can I get some from?
Thanks James! It's a pleasure being a part of this exciting community.
Though I don't have a 'gardening' background, I'm a keen lover of nature and always ready to learn more about great food growing practices.
Working in publishing, I have done some research and written some articles on organics and gardening, but nothing major, and I still consider myself a beginner.
Look forward to learning from others in this community and making productive contributions.
Hi James, Happy New Year, I was looking at raised beds as I am considering buying a small flat here in Ohope that is begging for a small lot at the back, Oooby was my guid, the tyres look great. I've already designed the macrocarpa pods and the outdoor area. Take care. I was drooling over what Terra Firma could do with earthbuilding but will probably have to wait, not a very progressive council here. Plenty of horses here on the upside, take care
When growing Spuds in tires, the type you pick is the most important aspect. You need a good long season potato that will just keep going and going. The soil is very important. I mix Horse manure compost, Peat Moss and regular garden soil. Gradually mound around the stem after plucking some of the smaller stems at the base. I have found these will root and grow spuds. Much like laying in "leggy" tomato plants.
Hi James,i hope the plum party went really well,so sorry i could not make it,Steve had to work and i had to look after the kids.I will have a stall at the market on Saturday,if you are going can you please bring the book i lent you,thanks kind regards Fiona Baker
Hi James, it really was very special having such a like-minded and open-hearted bunch as chance neighbours. I don't really believe in co-incidence so, even though a fish out of water, I signed up and am curious about the possibilities. You also stirred my curiosity about TT, so I am going to check it out too. If you ever get to Auckland, give me a yell and we shall have a coffee together, or go for a 'wisper' ride. Say hello to Kim and Zuva.