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December 2016 Blog Posts (10)

Vetiver Ventures

I began with 3 Vetiver slips. I grew them up to 1.5-1.7metres tall and started harvested root cuttings -- two to three months ago. I now have just under 100 plants in the soil with another 30 coming on in my nursery.

That may seem a lot of stock for any one plant but to bio-design with Vetiver you need to…

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Added by Dave Riley on December 30, 2016 at 0:00 — 28 Comments

A mild december, early new year

Considering the weather is holding on to a very mild gardenable temperature with steady drizzle and tomorrow is the most favorable time to plant fruit in the garden, it's a good time for early new year resolution to clean up the garden. Photos to come.

Added by Valerie on December 26, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR 2017

Please find attached the 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR it is filling quickly. Thank you to all member who have helped by Hosting next years GV's, a Special thanks must go to our new members. We are still needing the months that are clear to be filled. If you would like to host a GV, please Personal Message me.

Next year some of the GV's will include Talks/Presentation/etc.…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on December 21, 2016 at 22:09 — No Comments

Garden Dec 2016

Thought I'd get a headstart as we go into holiday season and taking a rest over hopefully not a too hot summer. This month's Dec harvest:

  • 1.5kg zucchini
  • 435g yellow squash
  • 2 strawberries
  • 14 blueberries
  • 80g red bell-star peppers
  • 5 x large bunch of kale
  • 2 x bunches salad greens
  • herbs (parsley, chives, spring onions, rosemary)…

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Added by Sophie on December 19, 2016 at 18:30 — 15 Comments

AT LAST I HAVE SOME MOUNTAIN PEANUTS

My vine has produced some nuts. These nuts are named Plukenetia volubilis.

Here are some notes from a site  sunwarrior.com    

Sacha inchi, also known as the Inca peanut, is the seed of a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. Despite being a fairly recent discovery in the health community of the United States, sacha inchi has been cultivated and used as a food source for 3,000 years in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit that these seeds grow in is…

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Added by Christa on December 16, 2016 at 12:53 — 11 Comments

Mid December and greenness everywhere

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Added by Susan on December 11, 2016 at 17:30 — 16 Comments

Tamariilo's

Can anybody tell us when they are ready to pick never done it before we have 2 trees that a full but don't know when they are ready to harvest ?

Added by Terry & Angela on December 11, 2016 at 13:49 — 23 Comments

SOJOURN AT KARLA'S - Nov 26 to Feb 25 2017

I have been so lucky that my first house sit has been somewhere so beautiful. And for three whole months to boot. 

Enough time to sort out the excess of personal belongings I managed to bring with me despite selling, giving away, donating or throwing out the majority of my belongings. I have a rented…

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Added by Lissa on December 10, 2016 at 19:30 — 14 Comments

SUMMER 2016-17, WHAT ARE YOU SOWING, PLANTING, PREPARING, DESIGNING-REDESIGNING FOR YOUR GARDEN

Well Summer is here. We have felt the brunt of the first storms for the Season, some of us left with a mess to clean up and others with some lovely rain added to their tanks. As we feel the extremes of Summer so do our Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, Plants and Trees. Whilst some are very good at coping with the stresses of Summer others need help. So it's time to think about how we can help our plants along.

Mulching is important, as is keeping the water up. There are many forms of…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on December 3, 2016 at 12:19 — 17 Comments

I'm so darn empirical that I suffer from the green thumb fidgets.

I now and then ask myself,"Why don't you leave well enough alone?"

But, you know, if you don't potter about the garden -- grabbing any excuse --you may as well be dead...

As well as making over the front yard with copious plantings of creepers, aloes, kangaroo paw, vetiver, flowering bulbs,grevilleas…

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Added by Dave Riley on December 1, 2016 at 2:35 — 7 Comments

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