116 days ago

Poll: What's your secret for great tomatoes?

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In the October issue of NZ Gardener, we share 50 tips on tomatoes from keen gardeners all over the country, and it turns out a lot of people swear by adding a "secret ingredient" when they plant their favourite crop. All the suggestions below are from NZ Gardener readers ... do you use any of these yourself? Or do you have another tip for better toms you want to share in the comments?

What's your secret for great tomatoes?
  • 38.6% Compost
    38.6% Complete
  • 22.7% Sheep pellets
    22.7% Complete
  • 1.7% Milk powder
    1.7% Complete
  • 8.5% Epsom salts
    8.5% Complete
  • 2.6% Fish frames
    2.6% Complete
  • 0.7% Baking soda
    0.7% Complete
  • 8.1% Egg shells
    8.1% Complete
  • 4.3% Banana skins
    4.3% Complete
  • 2.1% Neem granules
    2.1% Complete
  • 1.2% Disprin
    1.2% Complete
  • 9.5% Something else (tell us in comments)
    9.5% Complete
422 votes
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Public Library Rules

Iqbal from Glenfield

Hi everyone! don't you think public libraries rules should be changed? I mean, I had visit different libraries in overseas like British council libraries where there is pin drop silence. Culture and rules of NZ public libraries are totally different. Don't you think the city council should implement new rules?
Sorry to say but maybe it looks different to me. People are hanging around and shouting just like a picnic place. My first day in Nz library I make sure my cellphone must be on silent. But when I saw no one cares. It looks pretty strange to me.


1 hour ago

FREE Homeviews New Buyers 1.0 workshop - Devonport Library 6:45pm TUESDAY night 19/2

Susan from Devonport

New buyers won't want to miss our local Home Inspector, Real Estate Search guru and yours truly offering up to the minute news and tips on how to buy a home in this very changed market. FREE, informative and fun. Bring your toughest questions! Register now - only a few seats are left. www.eventbrite.co.nz...

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Folk in the Park Music Festival today @ 1pm Band Rotunda, Windsor Reserve

Promotions Coordinator from Devonport Peninsula Trust

See you at Folk in the park this afternoon from 1pm at Band Rotunda, Windsor Reserve!

Sit back and relax while listening to free live music on Devonport's stunning waterfront, presented by the Devonport Folk Music Club.
There will be food and soft drink for sale or bring a picnic to enjoy. There will also be a preschool play zone to keep the little ones entertained (caregiver supervision is required).

Organised by the Devonport Folk Music Club with support from the Devonport Peninsula Trust and Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.