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puppy

Posted by shiny on October 03, 2018 at 19:40"

shiny
we have a puppy. She's gorgeous but she's also destroying my garden. This year I think i won't be planting out a garden, because i know she'll dig it up.
How to save seeds

Posted by shiny on April 21, 2018 at 22:38" and edited at April 24, 2018 at 23:13

shiny
[Bean](crop)s, [pea](crop)s and [corn](crop): remove husks and allow seeds to dry out – this may take a couple of weeks, then remove casings and store. [Pumpkin](crop)s and [melon](crop)s: seeds need to be washed and set aside to dry for a week or so before storage. [Lettuce](crop),... Read more
bean pea corn pumpkin melon lettuce celery parsnip carrot leek onion radicchio cucumber tomato zucchini capsicum
Indigenous plants

Posted by shiny on April 04, 2018 at 01:11" and edited at November 04, 2019 at 03:21

shiny
I've been growing several indigenous plants recently. Theres a [miro](crop) tree that will eventually have berries. I've added [karaka](crop) [tawa](crop), and [hīnau](crop) to the growstuff database too, as these were (and are) food sources for the people living here for centuries. Also... Read more
miro tawa hīnau kumara harakeke flax kawakawa New Zealand spinach
Preparing for winter

Posted by shiny on April 03, 2018 at 09:08"

shiny
I'm going to attempt to grow [potato](crop) over winter. To prepare I'm going to do a full garden bed of [mustard](crop) and then dig the greens into the soil. Add compost and blood and bone. I've never attempted potato over winter. It can get very wet here, and in August it drops below 0C for a... Read more
potato mustard parsnip carrot
There's a storm coming..

Posted by shiny on February 16, 2018 at 09:50"

shiny
Cyclone Gita is due here on Tuesday. I'm gonna need to bring in the tomato stakes and other items that might turn into projectiles.
Vermicompost

Posted by Hepworks on February 07, 2018 at 15:45"

Hepworks
I am trying to compost as much kitchen waste as possible.
Lifespan and harvest predictions

Posted by shiny on November 15, 2017 at 06:31" and edited at November 15, 2017 at 06:36

shiny
Something i've been working on is the predictions on GrowStuff.org. If you go to you gardens page there's now a progress bar for each annual planting. That's plantings that are expected to complete there lifespan in 2 years or less . the progress bar is % until the plant is finished and can be... Read more
coriander basil strawberry
Vermicompost for sale or trade!

Posted by Hepworks on September 20, 2017 at 15:20"

Hepworks
My worms have been going gangbusters so I have several kilograms of high quality vermicompost for sale of trade. On ebay it goes for $20/400 grams but I'd be thrilled to get $10/400 grams or to trade for interesting plants.
Planning for summer

Posted by shiny on June 10, 2017 at 10:31"

shiny
I intend to remove the raised beds, and just dig the lawn up to be garden. It'll give more area. The current wooden raised beds might end up. On the front lawn.
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Posted by suresh on April 28, 2017 at 09:53"

suresh
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Good Friday

Posted by shiny on April 14, 2017 at 04:37"

shiny
Today is good friday and i have: * Set up xiaomi plant sensors with homeassistant * shoveled the compost from the old bin over the gardens, and set up a new bin in new location * harvest the first feijoa. They were so heavy they broke a branch on the tree.
todo list

Posted by shiny on April 07, 2017 at 09:59" and edited at April 07, 2017 at 10:00

shiny
* Plant more [carrot](crop) * Plant the [olive](crop) tree out front * Get new compost bin going * Clear out the [tomato](crop) plants * Get a garden camera working * Get irrigator hooked up to home assistant * Install the xiaomi miflora in the herbs * Growstuff api!
carrot olive tomato

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