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Anyway. Hope to get the boat out for a trial run this weekend!
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smudge, what is your mixture for the banana comfrey fert, some say light tea colour, others say dump it as is & also 10:1 ratio
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I just dilute it until it's as you say, a light tea colour. After all the ratio is dependent on how many comfrey leaves/banana skins you put in it in the first place. Like many of these home style ideas though there's no science in it, my guess it wouldn't have much potassium in it and it's mostly nitrogen from the bulk of vegitation.
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if you want potasium ashs from a wood fire , calsium from egg shells, put on the garden over the season .egg shell take about 2 months to release the calisium . ash will release over a few weeks, add old horse poo  for nitrogen, i use sea weed liquid on the garden once a month.
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If anyone wants some Yacon Rhizomes to grow let me know. Google em if you dont know what they are.
They are starting to sprout so need to go in the ground.
Pick up from Paihia or pay for shipping, otherwise free

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Had a busy day in the garden today, couldn't find anyone home to take the frames from yesterday's fishing so decided to revamp one of the raised beds.
Dug out a rather large rhubarb plant that sit into about 10 crowns that was listed on the local buy/sell page and snapped up in no time.
Buried the bin of fish and planted 3 guava plants, couple of tomatoes and 2 eggplants on top of them.
Also weeded about 8m of another raised garden bed and gave the lemongrass bush a decent haircut, then turned the compost bin.
Still have a bunch of weeding to go yet and corn and butternut to plant later this week with another couple of tomato plants.
Passion fruit plants are laden with flowers so hopefully a good crop coming on those too. All the citrus is in full flower while still laden with fruit so that part of the garden is doing very well this year

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Originally posted by Fish 4T Fish 4T wrote:

Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:


I wish I have neibor like that



Recently acquired a piece of land and guess who turned up last weekend





No I didn't shoot them,
I cant believe that they are pest.







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has any of you guys growen a climber bean named mangere pole, i got a few plants of a mate. he said they are a great crop to grow been non stringy like scaret ohara, old herliom variety grown years ago when market gardens were in mangere.
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Grew some a couple of years ago Lingee. They are yum and prolific, dont know why I haven't done them again
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Originally posted by Fish 4T Fish 4T wrote:

Originally posted by Fish 4T Fish 4T wrote:

Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:


I wish I have neibor like that



Recently acquired a piece of land and guess who turned up last weekend





No I didn't shoot them,
I cant believe that they are pest.








Nice, I don't have my turkeys anymore but they will come back in winter time.
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well corn going well ,nice beans ,tomatoes flowering ,fruit on tomatoes in green house  but no fish . that coro trip 2 weeks ago has got me going ,but wind .owell soon all going well.
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i had Grapes, Feijoas and Gooseberrys set to fruit this season. 4 stray lambs showed up (3 different times) and ate the lot. The strays are now in a paddock for the next week waiting for the owner to arrive and pay for damages.
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Lambs make a tasty alternative to fruit at least. It's the worst thing when animals destroy your hard work. I'm rural and I have my garden stock proof. My turkeys were shockers - they are now gone and my one free range chook likewise. Now it is rats eating my potatoes
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yep, if they reach table size before anyone claims them and pays for the damage they will be freezer bound... 

Im still miffed at the damage tho....

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Picked our first zuchinnis in the weekend also red heirloom climber beans, everything else is slow going, sometimes 12deg at night here

Have been harvesting phoenix oyster mushrooms, these are native nz mushies
I haven't got succession harvesting sussed yet.
Each flush is around 120g, so need to set aside a few "brews" of the growing medium & add the spawn to it
At countdown yesterday, oyster mushies were 6.50 per 100g.... these things are sooooo yummy

https://www.mycologic.nz/product-page/mushroom-spawn

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well done on the mushrooms, yes the gardens are slow due to the weather ,we are picking beans ,zukinnis are starting ,potatoes are great ,agria ,jersy bennes ,full crop as around 9 spuds per plant,tomatoes starting,corn up and going ok but a little slow,lettuce good ,capsium seedling slow but have 5 in pots in green house ,i grow 12 a year that gives use around 40/50 a year ,we eat and frez the others as late season beens, growing a corn herliom country genterman ,hope to save sum seed for next year. but in general the gardens are a month behind. love gardening.free food go hard.
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