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Wanted: Nanaimo peach budwood (Canada)
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...
Recipe for kamokamo fritters
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7CiGyqLdu8](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7CiGyqLdu8) Recipe for [kamokamo](crop) fritters
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...
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Tomato relish from local heirlooms
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...
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the bumble bee appreciates this artichoke
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)
Automating the seedlings
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...
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The year of the potatoes
[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...
Te Māori taewa potatoes huakaroro taewa potatoes purple heart potatoes agria potatoes waiporoporo taewa potatoes Whataroa taewa potato Stewart island potatoes Robyn Adair potatoes urenika taewa potatoes pink fir apple heirloom potatoes moemoe taewa potatoes scots potatoesRead more
setting up the irrigation
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: ...
I made moussaka
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.
overwintering the taewa
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...
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Radish split after too much rain.
We've had heaps of rain. The area flooded. Also the [radish](crop)es split.
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...