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The nets are up

by shiny,

Due to the pandemic lockdown, I can't go to the hardware store to get things. I've been in semi-isolation since the start of march, and we've been in nationwide lockdown since last week. I needed to set up the nets to keep out the white butterfly. I've had to be creative and i've had to recycl...

broccoli cabbages
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Selfies with the harvest.

by shiny,

this is one way to amuse us while in nationwide pandemic lock down ![image](https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/49718062366_839e9cd493_z.jpg)

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new logo concept

by shiny,

Miss 10 made this artwork, as a concept our new logo.

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Wanted: Nanaimo peach budwood (Canada)

by corvi,

As far as I can tell, no nurseries in British Columbia (or the rest of Canada) currently sell the [peach](crop) variety actually developed and adapted for this area. Local nurseries all seem to import peach trees from big American distributors, who don't offer it. Smaller American nurseries who d...

peaches
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Recipe for kamokamo fritters

by shiny,

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7CiGyqLdu8](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7CiGyqLdu8) Recipe for [kamokamo](crop) fritters

kamokamos
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Japanese ginger.

by shiny,

This plant wants to take over the world. It's that pink ginger you get with sushi. It is pretty magical. It's not the root like regular ginger. Instead, you harvest the pink flower and the pickle it. That why the sushi ginger looks like a pink petal. It is a petal. I have constrained this [myo...

myoga ginger
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Tomato relish from local heirlooms

by shiny,

The [Island Bay tomato](crop) plants have been finally turning red. I only got 5 seeds last year, and these sprouted into three plants. - which are now giving huge fruit. I made some tomato sauce out of these. They're great raw but they are definitely good for sauce too. I used the "fast/slow...

Island Bay tomatoes
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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 lettuces coriander
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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...

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 urenika 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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