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Eliminate weeds!

Opotiki Primary Study Support Programme is talking about growing Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Sweetcorn from Bay of Plenty

Eliminate weeds with plain cardboard –  Brown paper cardboard is great for earthworms and choking weeds.  Lay cardboard in paths between raised beds or regular beds.  As you amend the soil with layers on top of layers, ther...

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Mulch!

Opotiki Primary Study Support Programme is talking about growing Broccoli, Carrot from Bay of Plenty

Wood mulch – This is the kind of mulch that has small bits of bark, leaves, twigs, and all parts of the tree.  (Wood shavings from a lumber mill are not the same).  Use wood mulch as a top layer to help hold in moisture.

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CHEAP AND EASY SOIL BUILDING!

Opotiki Primary Study Support Programme is talking about growing Broccoli, Cabbage, Sweetcorn from Bay of Plenty

Soil building is a science and an art.  The right naturally occurring chemicals, the right fertilizers and additives, lots of testing, a little of this and a dab of that… most of us dont spend a lot of time thinking about what goes ...

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Why Banana Peels

Opotiki Primary Study Support Programme is talking about growing Broccoli, Cabbage, Lettuce, Sweetcorn from Bay of Plenty

Why Banana Peels Are Good For Your Garden Banana peels are packed with nutrients plants need to thrive. The “big three” macronutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium), as well as a handful of micronutrients banana peels contain...

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Composting For Beginners

Opotiki Primary Study Support Programme is talking about growing Broccoli, Sweetcorn from Bay of Plenty

It wasn't so long ago that composting was considered a fringe activity, something you might find ardent back-to-the-landers doing out on their country acreage, but certainly not a practice within the realm of most suburbanites' experience. Toda...

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