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richnz Can't wait to get my #bananapumpkinseeds into the #kiwigarden.... But it's not even spring yet! #organic #gardening #nz #newzealand 2d

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richnz @woodybradley in the #kiwigarden helping his daddy plant #shallots...awesome! 3d

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richnz It's #kombi time. New exhaust must mean a #Saturday drive! #vw #taranakikombi #t2 2w

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  •   linkinnz Looking good! Have a great weekend, Rich! 2w
  •   jinipapi Awesome. 2w
  •   lynniebells That's a big garden, & here was me assuming you had a 1/4 acre block. 2w
  •   richnz @lynniebells think over all it's a half acre! 1w
  •   baxtersnz Looking so green and lovely. 1w
  •   shrinkingknitter That looks like springtime, not winter! 7d
  •   richnz Haha was a nice day... Pretty darn cold right now! 7d

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richnz #shallot planting time. #wintersday in the #kiwigarden but the sun was shining. This year I'm going to plant a row a week until all 80 are planted. If each one produces 6 that'll be 480 shallots. #Ashallotaday and enough left for planting...#organic #gardening #nz #backyardnation 2w

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richnz Good #winters morning... Shy #Mttaranaki is out for a look about so we thought we might join him. #nz #newzealand #taranaki 3w

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richnz #winter #parsnips from the #kiwigarden. These have had a few frosts to sweeten them up! #organic #gardening #nz #backyardnation #nz #newzealand 3w

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richnz #whpsolstice #garlic planting time. This will be the last time these guys see the sun for 6 month. This is mostly nz heirloom #kakanui, grown in the #Kiwigarden. No sense being short of garlic... #organic #gardening #backyardnation #growfoodnotlawns 1mon

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richnz #shortest day in the #kiwigarden so plant your garlic and #harvest your #nzyams #oca #whpsolstice #organic #gardening #yamman 1mon
  •   joycoylephotos   huhu grubs  1mon
  •   organicgardengirl3 So beautiful. What a great harvest! I miss picking the garlic - I didn't plant this year. I have a few volunteers but this year tons of volunteer tomatillos all over the place 1mon
  •   alilyartist Wonderful , I love these 1mon
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  •   bayoudrifter Hi Rich... My neihbor planted two kiwi vines a few months back.. Growing real slow.. And one lost all its leaves... We have really compacted clay like dark dirt here that holds the moisture a lot.. Any tips would be greatly appreciated on growing kiwis.. I'm trying to help him.. We live in south louisiana by the gulf of mexico.. Hot climate 1mon
  •   richnz @bayoudrifter hi there I'm no expert but....Prefers a warm temperate to sub-tropical climate, is fairly frost tolerant but late frosts can damage or kill young buds.

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    Grows best in deep, fertile, friable loam. Wide PH range 5.5 – 7.2, need good drainage, but also need regular moisture especially through the fruiting season... Best of luck I think they need plenty of time to establish themselves too! 1mon
  •   bayoudrifter @richnz thank you so much!! I was telling him all about how awesome you are And you grow kiwis!!! Thanks for the info! I will pass it on to him!! I will keep you posted on how they do...😀 1mon

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richnz #garlic #planting time. This year all the garlic being planted was grown in the #kiwigarden last season. Both are heirloom varieties #kakanui and #spanishroja. One a hard neck, one a soft neck....second lot hopefully going in on the shortest day, next weekend. #bestpartaboutwinter #organic #gardening 1mon

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richnz It is raining in the #kiwigarden so some of the wildlife wants to come in for the #winter, a lovely #nz #weta! #taranaki #newzealand 2mon
  •   glenrossboss @ : rich nz our children used to find them in their gumboots! 2mon
  •   baxtersnz You know they bite! 2mon
  •   jackmatai Big guy! Looks like he's on some nice pottery too 2mon
  •   richnz @jackmatai haha for sure a rob special A chicken roaster 2mon
  •   richnz @glenrossboss oh no wouldn't like that 2mon
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  •   qofd Funny...all I get coming inside is gisborne cockroaches...Don't know what's worse. 1mon

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richnz Ive been reading all about #oca otherwise known as #nzyams but nowhere does it describe different coloured yams on the same plant! #yamman #organic #kiwigarden #gardening. These guys are beauties. #growfoodnotlawns #backyardnation #urbanbackyard 2mon
  •   carlymould Amazing I need to try yams this year-do you start from seed or do you get plants somewhere? 2mon
  •   richnz @carlymould hi I keep tubers , and plant just like potatoes... Maybe not so deep.. They are really worth it . 2mon
  •   carlymould Ok cool- can't wait! Yummmm! 2mon
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  •   quickanddirtygardens I got a couple oca plants at work the other day simply out of curiosity. These look great, hope mine do that! 1mon
  •   richnz @quickanddirtygardens me too! they take a long time, right through to the first frost... So don't be in a hurry. The tubers don't start growing until the days shorten apparently but so worth it!! Roast them! 1mon

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richnz #mttaranaki #plateau #newzealand time for a journey! 2mon

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richnz Winter around here... So I guess it's nearly Guitar Calendar 2015 planning time. 2mon

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richnz Went for a #tikitour to lake #rotorangi today and then lake #Rotokare which is a sanctuary... Inland island for native birds including kiwi. Good ol #kombi never missed a beat... Beautiful #queensbirthday weekend in NZ. #vw #vwkombi #type2 2mon

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richnz Good morning from the #kiwigarden. Hope you have a great day. 1st of June in NZ, welcome to winter 2mon

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richnz Walking through King Edward Park #stratfordonpatea checking out #mttaranaki today #taranaki #newzealand 2mon

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richnz Lovely #pinkfur #potatoes. These we're hiding in the corner of the yam patch. Bonus bargain. #organic #gardening #backyardnation #j#kiwigarden 2mon

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richnz #nzyams are ready. Otherwise known as #oca. No editing... This is what they look like after a wash and sitting in the sun! . Plus stumbled upon some pink fur potatoes. #organic #gardening #growfoodnotlawns #backyardnation. 2mon
  •   richnz @ajrevived oh no!!! Wonder whether you are allowed to import a few and grow them? 2mon
  •   dell_hustle Hell yeah!! Yuuuuuuuam 2mon
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  •   drpamelalillianisley My Uncle gave me some to grow but I didn't have room so I gave some of them to a friend in Canberra and some to my Aunty in Sydney. They didn't do to well in Canberra and I'm yet to hear how they went in Sydney.. I will ask my uncle where he got them @ajrevived . @richnz beautiful work I hope they cooked up well : ) 2mon
  •   richnz @drpamelalillianisley it's my understanding that they need a temperate climate not too hot and then later at harvest time a frost! 2mon
  •   organicgardengirl3 These are so beautiful 1mon
  •   richnz @organicgardengirl3 thank you! there are a few winter luxuries to enjoy and nzyams are definitely a favourite ! 1mon

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