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katie 24 May 10
katie

garlic bulbs for planting out to buy

jerusulem artichoke bulbs 6 May 10
jerusulem artichoke bulbs

I have about 3 kilos of aritichoke bulbs

Blue Mountain Coops Traditional Chicken Tractor 1 May 10
Blue Mountain Coops Traditional Chicken Tractor

Beautiful traditional A-frame chicken tractor (moveable coop) constructed of treated timber, houses up to four chickens comfortably. Multiple options ...

pepino bushes 30 Apr 10
pepino bushes

I have several pepino bushes.

Feijoas 19 Apr 10
Feijoas

It's that time of year. I will have a surplus of feijoas soon. Also I am keen to develop a network with others who have local produce to swap on an on...


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Small city garden

New Zealand > Auckland > Auckland City Area
Small city garden
Small city garden split down the middle by a path, with veges on the sunny side and flowers and shrubs on she shadier side. Glass house at the back, great for herbs and extending tomato growing season...

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Calcium & Minerals for your soil

Calcium & Minerals for your soil Calcium is the fuel that feeds the microbes in our soils allowing their numbers to increase by the billions, so long as soil conditions are congenial - Moisture, temperature, decaying matter, etc. Calcium keeps the soil alkaline, the most common state for all plant life except for the species which have adapted to acidic conditions. On a technic...
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Thinking of Keeping Bees?

Thinking of Keeping Bees? I have been thinking of keeping bees for a while now and I have done research into the different options that are available. What initially struck me was the cost and the amount of gear required to run a conventional hive. To buy a new hive and all the required tools can easily set you back $800. The other surprise is the amount of equipment requir...
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Planting Strawberries in May

Planting Strawberries in May May is the traditional month when new seasons strawberry plants become available in New Zealand. The nurseries that grow the plants lift them once the autumn rains have moisten the soil sufficiently and they are then distributed to garden centres. In seasons when the growing beds are too dry the plants are not lifted until later making for late p...
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Silverbeet: Winter gardening’s silver lining

Silverbeet: Winter gardening’s silver lining With the cooler weather setting in, I’m spending less and less time in the garden. Donning gumboots and heading outside is losing the battle against putting my feet up in front of the fire. So any plant that requires minimal attention at this time of year is a winner in my book. Silverbeet is versatile and is easy to care for. It is the ultimat...
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Setting up a worm farm

Setting up a worm farm A comprehensive step by step guide to setting up and looking after a worm farm.
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Keeping Chickens and building a chicken dome

Keeping Chickens and building a chicken dome Would you like fresh, daily organic eggs and willing workers to do all the hard labour in your vegetable garden? Keeping chickens in the city is becoming very popular as people seek out ways to live more healthily and more lightly on the Planet. Topics Covered Include:- -Local Council regulations regarding...
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Three Lettuces - Keeping vegetables for longer

Three Lettuces - Keeping vegetables for longer Three identical lettuces were purchased at the same time and stored for ten days in three different ways. Check out the methods and results!
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Grow yourself some lettuce

Grow yourself some lettuce Why not grow your own lettuce – it is simply to grow and you can enjoy eating organic, fresh lettuce throughout the year. You will also save on cash – how many times have you purchased lettuce from the supermarket only to find it goes off in the fridge? Buy a packet of seeds and all going well it will keep you supplied with lettuce for most for the...
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Growing avocado

Growing avocado Avocados are health and delicious but can be on the expensive side to buy. But did you know that you can grow an avocado from the stone in the middle of an avocado purchased from the shop? All you need to do is put it suspended over a jar of water with just one end in the water and once it has sprouted, transfer it to a pot until it grows too big f...
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Healthy soil for a healthy garden!

Healthy soil for a healthy garden! Gardeners are always looking for new ways to improve their gardens whether it be their vegetables, roses, ornamentals or fruit trees. The goal is to have very healthy plants, wonderful roses, great lawns and high yielding crops. There are a number of things that you can do to improve your gardens such as improving your soils. The optimum is to ha...
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Using ocean plants for your garden - sea weed etc

Using ocean plants for your garden - sea weed etc Seaweed, which originates from the ocean's garden, is one of the best materials for an earth garden. For one thing, kelp helps stimulates soil bacteria. This, in turn increases fertility of the soil by humus formation (which feeds on the bacteria), aeration and moisture retention.
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Making compost

Making compost Sooner or later gardeners come across the word "compost." As easy as it is to say, compost has a reputation for being difficult to master. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. If I can make hot, 160-degree compost during an Alaska winter (see photo below), you can too--no matter where you grow your tomatoes. It's easy. In fact, yo...
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Bring your herb garden indoors

Bring your herb garden indoors For gardeners who like to cook, there's nothing like fresh herbs. But when the growing season ends, does it mean you have to resort to grocery store herbs?
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Planting Calendar

Planting Calendar Here are some guidelines for the kinds of activities you should be undertaking in your garden on a monthly basis. The secret to productive gardening is to work consistently and plant regularly - plant something every day if possible. See our guidelines below for what to do, harvest, and plant every month.
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Looks like some species of gourd. They harden up and can be carved when dried.

I have a problem with something eating new growth on new citrus trees. It is something small because...

Wow, looks very alien! Can you upload another photo taken during the day?

sorry photo not to clear camera not good at night

Can you post up a photo of the plant here?

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Can somebody tell me where to buy Horseradish in or around Auckland?

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