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Pōhutukawa shade

Posted by shiny on September 14, 2019 at 04:21" and edited at September 14, 2019 at 06:17

The vege garden in the back yard has fed us for four years but now the pōhutukawa tree in the street to the North has grown huge and now we have no sun. This weekend i set up three raised beds in the front lawn, and carted about eight wheel barrow loads of soil. I've planted some of our... Read more
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New feature, fav/like any photo.

Posted by shiny on July 14, 2019 at 21:25"

Send some appreciation to anyone (or yourself) by tapping the heart ♥ beside a photo title.
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burst of growstuff features

Posted by shiny on July 12, 2019 at 05:31" and edited at July 12, 2019 at 05:32

I've broken my ankle. Spectacular. I'm on holiday, house sitting, in a town without much public transport. one result of this is, I've tackled some of the bigger growstuff feature requests. One big feature, that would be useful to me, is getting trades working better. I asked for ideas... Read more
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Taewa (Pre-european potato)

Posted by shiny on July 11, 2019 at 10:56" and edited at July 12, 2019 at 03:37

Generally, "Taewa" is the term used for potatoes that have been in New Zealand since before 1800, and cultivated by Maori people - but the word can be used for all potatoes. The [kūmara](crop) is a distant cousin of the potato. Both the taewa and the kūmara come from South America. Where and... Read more
kūmara Whataroa potato rīwai kikorangi waiporoporo potato Māori potato
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Followed member timelines are live

Posted by shiny on July 11, 2019 at 05:29" and edited at July 11, 2019 at 05:29

I've just released the member time line functionality. You can find it here: [https://www.growstuff.org/timeline](https://www.growstuff.org/timeline) It's also in the top right buttons, looks like a calendar.
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New website features (release 55)

Posted by shiny in Growstuff Feedback & Support on July 09, 2019 at 21:03"

If you notice any bugs or think of new features please let us know on [our github](https://github.com/issues) or comment here. We've got new crop cards on [browsing crops](https://growstuff.org/crops) or a... Read more
lettuce yellow tomato Māori potato eggplant radish
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New look, new features

Posted by shiny on July 07, 2019 at 23:59" and edited at July 08, 2019 at 03:06

If you notice any bugs or think of new features please let us know on [our github](https://github.com/issues) or comment here. We've got new crop cards on [browsing crops](https://growstuff.org/crops) or a... Read more
lettuce yellow tomato Māori potato eggplant radish
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Dinner from the garden

Posted by shiny on April 24, 2019 at 10:46" and edited at April 24, 2019 at 10:47

Chicken simmered in broth and white wine,with [lemon](crop), crispy [sage](crop) leaves, polenta chips with parmesan, and a salad of [arugula](crop) , [pear](crop) and candied [walnut](crop)s.
lemon sage arugula pear walnut
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Tonight's dinner was..

Posted by shiny on April 21, 2019 at 06:48" and edited at April 21, 2019 at 06:48

Corn beef, with [whataroa potato](crop) mash, [mustard](crop) sauce, and steamed [spinach santana](crop).
Whataroa potato mustard spinach Santana
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Pink Fir Apple potato

Posted by shiny on April 08, 2019 at 09:49"

'[Pink Fir Apple potato](crop)' is a maincrop potato variety with pink skin and cream, waxy flesh. It has a long, knobbly shape. Blooming colours are blue-violet, mauve taupe and light pastel purple. Blooms are about 2.5cm in diameter at full maturity. The flowers are in single... Read more
pink fir apple potato
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Tales of the Robyn Adair potato

Posted by shiny on April 08, 2019 at 09:43" and edited at April 08, 2019 at 09:44

Tales of the [Robyn Adair potato](crop) "Another potato favourite is Robin Adair, It was popular in New Zealand during the 20s-40s, and was all but lost, really, and I can't remember where I got the seed from but someone gave it to me and they have taken off here. They are big potatoes. Last... Read more
Robyn Adair potato
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Heirloom potatoes in "The Home Garden" from 1953

Posted by shiny on March 13, 2019 at 01:57" and edited at March 13, 2019 at 02:00

["The Home Garden"](http://teaohou.natlib.govt.nz/journals/teaohou/issue/Mao04TeA/c33.html) from 1953 mentions the following Riwai/[taewa](crop) In the home garden potatoes for early planting should first be set to sprout in a light, frost free airy position. Well-sprouted tubers can be... Read more
Māori potato Robyn Adair potato

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