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by possum
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: picking up 2 sebastopol geese tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: picking up 2 sebastopol geese tomorrow

hmm, well this might shortest ever amount of time we have ever owned an animal. the plan was let them out, give them some food and lt them get used to their new surroundings. Instead they ran off at full speed went through three fences and headed next door. I jumped in the car to try and head them o...
by possum
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: picking up 2 sebastopol geese tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 599

picking up 2 sebastopol geese tomorrow

getting excited.
Anyone know about their care? I was planning on treating the same as ducks.
by possum
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: How the business is going
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: How the business is going

I haven't heard of either of those websites, I will check them out thank you.
We are on Kaitorete Spit (stick it into google, no one has heard of it)
by possum
Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: How the business is going
Replies: 5
Views: 973

How the business is going

We have had a lots of ups and downs with our dream to become commercial green vegie growers. We put a sign at the beginning of this week and are averaging 2 customers per day. It is not going to makeus rich but it is helping to pay the electricity bill for the system. We are going to do a leaflet dr...
by possum
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)
Replies: 16
Views: 2317

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Are the leaves fragrant when you crush them? It looks like a sort of Eucalyptus - there are dozens of varieties.
by possum
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: We have gone and done it
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Re: We have gone and done it

We have just harvested our first crop. Not enough to sell, but enough to provide a meal

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and an artistic shot of the younger plants
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by possum
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: All shook up
Replies: 37
Views: 2338

Re: All shook up

we are outside of chch on Kaitorete Spit
sky is I believe in the general neck of the woods of Oxford.
Vege garden is still fine, though only planting root veggies in it now as the tunnel house will grow all the green leaf veggies.
by possum
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: We have gone and done it
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Re: We have gone and done it

we needed to get our up and running quickly so hired somone to do the installation, however had we had more time then we would have done it ourselves, especially as we now know what is involved. There are three main parts to the system - the gulleys which you can make out of pretty well anything - d...
by possum
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: All shook up
Replies: 37
Views: 2338

Re: All shook up

thought I had better check in. A very scary quake but no major damage here, although either the house or the deck is no longer horizontal and one or the other has risen or sunk, not sure which.
I am just so fed up of the after shocks.
by possum
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: We have gone and done it
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Re: We have gone and done it

seeds are growing nicely, however after the quake we will need to re build the flood and drain table as instead of being horizontal it is the plant seedling equivalent of a roller coaster. Fortunately non of the plants were lost and the tunnel house withstood it fine.
by possum
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: We have gone and done it
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Re: We have gone and done it

some green stuff showing at last
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the water tanks
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by possum
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most hated vegetable Poll
Replies: 45
Views: 2852

Re: Most hated vegetable Poll

I am not voting as I dont dislike any, however I wil stick up for brussle sprouts - love em. I think the problem is not with the vegetable, but with how people cook them.
by possum
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: We have gone and done it
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Re: We have gone and done it

Wve had lots of teething problems, but we now have three benches planted, I guess about a thousand plants. should habe another few hundred planted in the next couple of days.
by possum
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone thinking about growing hydroponically?
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: Anyone thinking about growing hydroponically?

So hopefully next year I will have great fun finding out just what will grow hydroponically and what won't. :study: pretty well anything can be grown hydrponically, you just may have to change the particular method as things like bananas are suited to NFT sytems and have to be grown in large pots o...
by possum
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone thinking about growing hydroponically?
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: Anyone thinking about growing hydroponically?

old fella, you climate should not prevent you growing hydroponically. Our place gets temperatures into the 40C s and is usually well above 30C for 3 months of the year. The hottest temperature we have ever measured was 46C in the garage which does not have a clear roof). What you will need to do is ...