Seedling abundance

Do you tend to end up with ten times more seedlings than you've got garden space for? I certainly do! Or maybe you're running to the shops this week, just before Labour Weekend when we're all supposed to be happily pottering around in our manicured gardens...? Either way, read on! I'm organising a Seedling swap... Continue Reading →

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Our unreliable spring

Well, so much for our spring feelings, right? This week totally... blew them away, let's say. I can't help thinking "if only I had ordered the mikroclima cloth a week before" - yes, having it ten days ago might have saved those early plantings of perpetual spinach and silverbeet down at the oasis from getting... Continue Reading →

New moon to first quarter

Things are looking very promising at workerBe oasis on Hospital rd. Yesterday, we got a little shed up to be able to store our tools, fertilisers and hose etc on site. And we finally received the grant from The Funding Network, so we can now buy the things we need. Best of all, there's a... Continue Reading →

Germination

The days grow longer and the light comes back, and I long to get out in the garden. But I decided to have a look at the statistics for Wellington first and... we can have frosts up until November! The minimum air temperature mean is 6.7ºC for this month, while the mean air temp is... Continue Reading →

Undressing for the blackbirds

Today, I dared undress my beds  –  by which I mean I took off the netting. Soon I'll see if the blackbirds are still as keen to dig the whole place up. The peas had already attached themselves with their little tendrils, which are surprisingly strong and have kept them upright through the last few... Continue Reading →

Labour Day

After this beautiful weekend, the rain is now pouring down and watering all the little seedlings that are just in the ground. My garden looks naked, several beds have been cleared of all the winter cover crops but the new plants are still small. But with this glorious rain, I know they will gear up... Continue Reading →

Seedling overload!

Wow, I've been a bit over-enthusiastic this year! Hundreds of seedlings are filling up my hothouse already. I always grow some extras to give away and to plant in the community gardens, but this time I've just got too much. So even though the workshops haven't yet started, get in touch if you want seedlings... Continue Reading →

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