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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...

brussels sprouts coriander lettuces
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The year of the potatoes

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[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...

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 purple heart potatoes agria potatoes waiporoporo 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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Radish split after too much rain.

by shiny,

We've had heaps of rain. The area flooded. Also the [radish](crop)es split.

radishes
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TODO List

by shiny,

1. DONE plant [Painted Mountain Corn](crop) in the Big Sunny Bed 1. DONE Plant the 2 potted [sunflowers](crop) into the front garden 1. DONE Plant more sun flowers out in the north garden 1. DONE Harvest the [boysenberry](crop) soon 1. SINE6String the [peas](crop) up on the frame. 1. DONE ha...

painted mountain corn boysenberries rhubarb peas
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time to compost

by shiny,

If you grow a [pumpkin](crop) underneath your [corn](crop) then now's a good time to shovel on some extra compost, or add fertilizer. Both these plants really like lots of fertilizer.

corn pumpkins
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Three Rare heirlooms - Island bay tomatoes

by shiny,

I'm growing a precious heirloom. The Island Bay tomatoes have a tale behind their journey to me. Some of the first Italian immigrants to this country settled in nearby Island Bay. They'd concluded the tomatoes available in Aotearoa were not the tomatoes they knew and remembered from Italy. At...

Island Bay tomatoes
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Pōhutukawa shade

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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 po...

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New feature, fav/like any photo.

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

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