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Summer broccoli doesn't work
I planted some [broccoli](crop) at the start of spring.. I grew fast, made long stems and quickly turned into yellow flowers. I conclude the first spring summer months aren't good for brocoli. So I've got some new seedlings in now, in the heat of summer, hoping that by the time i put them in t...
Some of features id like
I like to automate the calculations, analysis, and plain old remembering what has happened in the garden. Some of the challenges in my garden is knowing when it's too late to planting something, if it will cope with the weather conditions here, and working out what is killing the [tomato](cro...
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Pūhā for dinner
[Pūhā](crop) grows wild everywhere in New Zealand. It's a bit like spinach, but is bitter when raw. It's traditional in a bunch of dishes, but I like to use as a substitute for steamed spinach with eggs benedict.
Shakey SHakey Town
We've been rock and rolling with 7.7 Earthquake at midnight and i lost count of how many 6-pointer aftershocks - and a tsunami evacuation. Super tired, this morning we went home for about 90 minutes sleep - and then went looking for something normal (instead of our wavy shaken up house). Scho...
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How to grow kūmara
[Kūmara](crop) has been part of the staple diet of people in te Motu Kairangi for hundreds of years - so i figure it should grow here. I come from a long long line of potato growers, so maybe the genetic skills are transferrable. I planted 4 kūmara into pots, with sand above and below, and l...
Fermenting Hot Sauce method
I came across [this post](http://makezine.com/projects/dales-hot-sauce/) talking about how [habanero](crop) and similar can be preserved; might have to give that a go.
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Website update (Release 13)
We've just made some minor updates to the website. These are mostly behind-the-scenes, enabling our next round of improvements. * Fixed broken emails * Minor gem upgrades * Build process improvements: Check PR author is in CONTRIBUTORS.md under Travis, Check for "forgot to commit Gemfile.loc...
One trellis! Ah ah ah!
One trellis is finally done: [![Trellis](https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7209/27503453220_013b976a91_z.jpg)](https://www.flickr.com/photos/maco_nix/27503453220/in/datetaken/ "Trellis") Since I did end up deciding to plant an [Opalka tomato](crop) after all (because I went to the Sheep & W...
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I've just uploaded some more recent photos of my plants. The [parsley](crop) is still going strong, having seeded itself in a second spot along the box. One patch has died back a bit - I clearly need to pick it and use it more often. The [chives](crop) have also died back a bit, again probably be...
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New maintainers for Growstuff
Hi all, You may have noticed that things have been very quiet with Growstuff for the last year or so. This is primarily because I have been dealing with some serious health issues that left me unable to manage Growstuff, or even to spend much time online, since early 2015. Things are looking...
New website features and bug fixes (Release 11)
Our next release has just gone live. Let us know if you spot any issues. Emails from comment replies still aren't working on the main site, but https://talk.growstuff.org is working fine, or find us on Github, Gitter or IRC. New features ------------------ * Crop approval flash alert for wra...