richnz #apples around the corner. This is Monty's Surprise. There's a good article on heritagefoodcrops.org.nz explaining how good for you this #newzealand apple is! Thank goodness for mondayisation. #organic #gardening #growfoodnotlawns #backyardnation #seedsaver 6d
  •   jinipapi I have this and the apples are amazing. So big too. Unfortunately this year the leaves all browned off and the fruit has a bit of rot any ideas. 5d
  •   richnz @jinipapi I haven't sprayed ... But I've heard seaweed can be helpful. Maybe some comfrey planted at the base? I think in the long run you get good years and then not so good ones!!! 4d
  •   richnz @januny looking forward to finding out !!! 4d
  •   richnz @haylistic looking forward to the first crunch! 4d
  •   danderdandy very nice 4d
  •   wekawitch Came home to a dead possum in our trap under the apple tree 4d
  •   richnz @wekawitch that's the best sort of possum! 3d
  •   buddahs_backyard @richnz do you have any problems with fungi on your apples? I'm wanting to stay spray free but do want to solve the issue 10h

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richnz #waiting waiting waiting..... #heirloom #tomatoes coming along enticingly slowly in the #organic #kiwigarden. Must be time for more #wormwee #growfoodnotlawns #backyardnation #gardening #seedsaver 7d

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richnz #sweetcorn coming along nicely. This is either #bloodybutcher or #kaangama... Seeds from #koangainstitute. Next #gardening goal is better labelling of seedlings! #growyourown #growfoodnotlawns #organic #pesticideherbicidefungicidefree #seedsaver #waitangiday2016 1w
  •   crc74 I agree @richnz I need to get better at labeling !!! 1w
  •   richnz Appreciate that @kengardener "to toil the soil"... I am very lucky to have the area I have and feeding ourselves with quality 7d
  •   richnz @kengardener vegetables and herbs ( roll on the apple trees) is a great hobby plus our rainfall is rarely a problem 7d
  •   kengardener you can have that one on me 7d
  •   januny So pretty 7d
  •   mumof_fab5 Is the flavour much different between the different coloured corns? 4d
  •   richnz @mumof_fab5 don't know yet! But il let you know!🏼 4d
  •   vegepod Looks like a muppet character! 2d

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richnz I get to play in the #kiwigarden on #newzealand's #Waitangi Day. Let's remind ourselves how lucky we are to live in #Godzone. #backyardnation #gardening #gherkins #growyourown #growfoodnotlawns #seedsaver #cheeseandgherkinsandwich 1w

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richnz #parsnip #seeds maturing. Thinking about growing only from my own #kiwigarden seeds next spring. Hmmm maybe ... Or at least mostly. #growfoodnotlawns #growsomethinggreen #backyardnation #urbanbackyard #stratfordonpatea #Taranaki #newzealand #howcoolwould thatbe 2w
  •   tuckerdoss Awesome 2w
  •   thecraftygoatfarm Would love to do that too 2w
  •   kiwi_kathy A good tip for parsnip seed is to store it in the freezer until you need to sow it next season, you have better success with strike rate 🏻 2w
  •   sadiequitta in a universal time of deceit saving your own seeds is a revolutionary act. 2w
  •   richnz @sadiequitta absolutely with you on that!!! 2w
  •   doofykinz Nice shot Rich 2w
  •   katewilsonnutrition Wow! That would be awesome! 3d
  •   richnz @katewilsonnutrition yeah it would be great....some seeds are easy to collect some a little trickier.... Like carrot seed seems to elude me! 3d

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richnz #parsnips getting a little #thinning this morning. They are looking good and long so this bodes well for the rest. #seedsaved from the #kiwigarden. Happy #gardening.
#organic #pesticideherbicidefungicidefree #backyardnation #growfoodnotlawns
2w

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richnz The #birds and the #bees. Its nearing the end of the #artichoke season in the #kiwigarden and #bumblebees are all over them. Lucky for them its all #pesticideherbicidefungicidefree. Happy Saturday #gardening in #stratfordonpatea #Taranaki #newzealand. #Organic #backyardnation #growsomethinggreen #growfoodnotlawns 2w

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  •   richnz @jinipapi 🏼🏼indeed! Got some in? 3w
  •   jinipapi Not this year. My garden is not the best as have had too many grandchildren arriving. And they all live out of town. 3w
  •   vanessapri I failed at radishes two years in a row... I need the knowledge! 3w
  •   dee_garden Saponin found in radish helps with stress. I sauté garlic, onion, add tomato, fish sauce for flavor and chop the radish including the leaves. You can use pork or shrimp if you like. I grow my own radish for this dishtry it. 3w
  •   joycebourgeois @richnz @dee_garden I definitely need to start eating lots of radishes. Dealing with stressful situation right now. Your recipe sounds so good so I'm going to try it!! our markets have some in from California I think. Wish I lived near the kiwi garden. 3w
  •   richnz @joycebourgeois pity I couldn't send you some ! 3w
  •   joycebourgeois Yeah, that'd be nice 3w
  •   richnz @vanessapri maybe it's the temperature I don't think they like it too hot! Sometimes it handy living in a more temperate place. 3w

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richnz #Dalmatian #beans came to #nz with the gum diggers. It has large leaves, and grows in colder conditions (that's #stratfordonpatea). The bean is large, very sweet, tender and meaty, a light, pale green colour with purple streaking where the beans are in the sun. #Organic #gardening in the #kiwigarden. #growsomethinggreen #growgrassnotlawns. Info from the #Koanga website. #koangaseeds 3w

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richnz I'm not the biggest fan of #courgettes but @pussindocs loves them so here we go! Happy #gardening IG. It's a beautiful summers day in #stratfordonpatea #Taranaki #newzealand #kiwigarden #Organic #growfoodnotlawns #growsomethingyellow #kiwipics #kiwi_photos 3w
  •   richnz @fairandsquare_ mmmm must give them a try! Boy it's hot Here can. Only imagine what it's like up north! 3w
  •   fairandsquare_ Yep pretty much too hot to go outside!! Luckily we can open up both sides of our house so we get the breeze through and is nice and cool-tried to do some gardening and just about melted haha! 3w
  •   crc74 I love courgettes !! Fritters yum yum- or fried with equal quantities of salt and sugar - they go caramelly - delicious!! 3w
  •   fairandsquare_ Ps- thanks for the soap order! I'll get it in the post for you tomorrow enjoy 3w
  •   richnz @fairandsquare_ 🛁 looking forward to it!...simple pleasure of really good soap! 3w
  •   joclarkcookingetc Love the flavour of these golden ones! 3w
  •   richnz @joclarkcookingetc yeh I agree very pleasant to look at and tasty too! 3w
  •   januny I love them too, Al doesn't 3w

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richnz Three chickens, two days, 6 #eggs..There's loads of #Organic #goodies from the #kiwigarden in these #freerange beauties. 3w
  •   joycebourgeois Kinda makes me want to have some #free range beauties. Loving all the organic goodies at your place. Everything is so healthy that you eat @richnz 3w
  •   mzzchief Soooo envious! 3w
  •   goateegardener Eggsellent 🐓 3w
  •   richnz @joycebourgeois it is a Wonderful time of year to eat well from the garden. Really recommend a few chickens! 3w
  •   jinipapi Love it when that happens. Lovely shot. 3w
  •   richnz Thanks @jinipapi were rally enjoy our backyard chickens and then they give us beautiful real eggs 3w
  •   tuckerdoss This is sweet 3w
  •   joclarkcookingetc Definitely plan to get some chickens! 3w

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richnz #wheatgrass anyone? Freshly squeezed with ginger apple and kale and lately one leaf of comfrey....kickstart your day!
#Organic #gardening in #stratfordonpatea #Taranaki #newzealand #growgrassnotlawns
3w

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richnz #artichokes flowering in the #kiwigarden on a grey drizzly morning. Garden rain barrels full... That's enough rain for awhile. #Organic #gardening in #taranaki #newzealand #pesticideherbicidefungicidefree #backyardnation #growsomethinggreen #urbanbackyard #urbangardenersrepublic 4w

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richnz Lovely #frenchbreakfast #radishes from the #kiwigarden. This year I've been better at succession planting and have a steady flow of fresh salad rather than glut and famine! #Organic #gardening in #stratfordonpatea #taranaki #newzealand #growsomethinggreen #growfoodnotlawns #urbanbackyard #backyardnation 4w

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