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setting up the irrigation   1

Posted by shiny on January 14, 2020 at 02:19" and edited at January 14, 2020 at 02:33

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: *... Read more
I made moussaka

Posted by shiny on January 14, 2020 at 02:17" and edited at January 14, 2020 at 04:44

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.

Posted by shiny on December 19, 2019 at 08:45"

[Stewart island potato](crop)
overwintering the taewa

Posted by shiny on December 12, 2019 at 21:32" and edited at December 14, 2019 at 07:58

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... Read more
urenika taewa potato
Radish split after too much rain.

Posted by shiny on December 10, 2019 at 22:49"

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

Posted by shiny on December 09, 2019 at 00:53" and edited at January 05, 2020 at 07:13

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... Read more
painted mountain corn rhubarb
Feature ideas - Planting out. User-defined plant names.   2

Posted by bigblen in Growstuff Feedback & Support on December 03, 2019 at 03:33" and edited at December 03, 2019 at 03:35

BTW I'm happy to create github issues if this is preferred? 1) I create some crops when I plant seeds in trays etc. Some time later, they have turned into seedlings. I guess I can edit the entries to change the location from 'containers' to 'garden'. But perhaps a "Plant Out" action... Read more
time to compost

Posted by shiny on November 30, 2019 at 03:43"

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.
pumpkin corn
Three Rare heirlooms - Island bay tomatoes

Posted by shiny on October 23, 2019 at 04:07" and edited at October 24, 2019 at 00:10

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.... Read more
Island Bay tomato
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
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.
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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