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Some of our crops

bok choy

bok choy

Brassica rapa chinensis
corn

corn

Zea mays
tamarillo

tamarillo

Solanum betaceum
komatsuna

komatsuna

Brassica rapa var. perviridis
collard greens

collard greens

Brassica oleracea (acephala)
yardlong bean

yardlong bean

Vigna unguiculata (sesquipedalis)
rose geranium

rose geranium

Pelargonium graveolens
caper

caper

Capparis spinosa
apricot

apricot

Prunus armeniaca
cucumber

cucumber

Cucumis sativus
black mustard

black mustard

Brassica nigra
yarrow

yarrow

Achillea millefolium
elecampane

elecampane

Inula helenium
yellow bean

yellow bean

phaseolus vulgaris
pūhā

pūhā

Sonchus kirkii
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Seeds available to trade

Whataroa taewa potato

Whataroa taewa potato

seeds saved by shiny
Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

6 seeds
certified GMO-free
heirloom

kamokamo

kamokamo

seeds saved by shiny
Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

heirloom

Whataroa taewa potato

Whataroa taewa potato

seeds saved by shiny
Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

9 seeds
heirloom

Robyn Adair potato

Robyn Adair potato

seeds saved by shiny
Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

12 seeds
heirloom

Swiss chard

Swiss chard

seeds saved by pazinjanka
Almere, Netherlands

conventional/non-organic
non-certified GMO-free

broccoli

broccoli

seeds saved by pazinjanka
Almere, Netherlands

certified organic
non-certified GMO-free

bell pepper

bell pepper

seeds saved by pazinjanka
Almere, Netherlands

non-certified organic
non-certified GMO-free

soybean

soybean

seeds saved by pazinjanka
Almere, Netherlands

certified organic
non-certified GMO-free

beet

beet

seeds saved by pazinjanka
Almere, Netherlands

certified organic
non-certified GMO-free

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Recent posts

the bumble bee appreciates this artichoke

by shiny,

I left two artichokes, to see how big they'd get. Well, they are enormous. This bumblebee really appreciated them and spent about half an hour feasting on the nectar. ![Bumblebee in artichoke flower](https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49520173607_7584c60f9f_b.jpg) [artichoke](crop)

artichokes
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Automating the seedlings

by shiny,

What's better than Brussel sprouts? Home-grown [Brussels Sprouts](crop) grown by robots. The automation (aka Robots) I'm using is an open source app called "Home Assistant". It runs nicely on a raspberry pi, but I'm running it on an old laptop, which is very convenient due to the backup pow...

coriander brussels sprouts lettuces
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The year of the potatoes

by shiny,

[Potatoes and taewa](https://flic.kr/p/2ioVEEy) ![Potatoes and taewa](https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486191516_bb0a920ea9.jpg) This year i grew ELEVEN types of potato over summer.. [Waiporoporo Taewa Potato](crop) that were [ready early](/plantings/shiny-front-lawn-pots-and-potato...

purple heart potatoes agria potatoes waiporoporo taewa potatoes urenika taewa potatoes Stewart island potatoes Whataroa taewa potato Robyn Adair potatoes pink fir apple heirloom potatoes moemoe taewa potatoes scots potatoes Te Māori taewa potatoes huakaroro taewa potatoes
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setting up the irrigation

by shiny,

better late than never -- i've set up the irrigation to use a raspberry pi, so i can finally adhere to the odds/evens date rules that so much of NZ uses but no automated system sold here can handle. Have to have a whole calendar system in your micro to be able to handle it. the rules are: ...

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I made moussaka

by shiny,

First time I've successful grown egg plants and the first time I've made moussaka. It took an hour to make it, and another hour of baking.

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overwintering the taewa

by shiny,

I had some [Urenika Taewa Potato](crop) and [Stewart island potato](crop) already sprouting at the end of last summer - and instead of leaving these rare potatoes to rot, I put them into the soil They're both known to grow in the cold south, so they should have been okay in Poneke winter. Th...

Stewart island potatoes urenika taewa potatoes
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