Hive Garden Weekly Newsletter: 🐌 July 27th πŸŠπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ - Plus a Little Challenge!

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Hello, slug searchers, compost snufflers and worm kissers, it's time for my favourite time of the week - garden time! We're swinging wildly between warm sunshine and freezing rain in Australia's south - just ask @minismallholding and @ligayagardener in South Australia, though it's a different story in Australia's north with @blingit! If you'd like to represent YOUR country as a mod for Hive Garden, drop us a link in the comment below. No hard work is necessary, just a willingness to engage regularly with the community and be as amazing as you are.

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Last we had a fun garden challenge identifying Hive gardeners, won by @fotostef. We'll do that again sometime for sure. This week though is ten questions. To win 5 HIVE, send me your answers via Discord riverflows#4691 - I'll then choose a random winner from all correct entries. To be eligible for the prize, you HAVE to comment below - make it a good one to count!

Are you ready?

  1. What two gardeners have black Labradors?
  2. Which gardener has had to deal with a typhoon and seawater flooding her garden this year?
  3. Which gardener is 100 percent plant based and what crazy shaped vegetable did they grow last year?
  4. Which gardener is the king of hydroponics here on Hive?
  5. Which gardener has a train track to help with transporting crops and things around their garden?
  6. Which gardener shared their grandmother's pickle recipe this week?
  7. Which gardener has had encounters recently with garden gnomes?
  8. Which gardener has been tidying up her garden ready for taking her daughter to Europe?
  9. Which gardener often has problems with cats sleeping on her cactus?
  10. Name a gardener who lives in Norway?

And now to this week in the Hive Garden!

What strikes me about gardening is that it provides abundance in both literal and symbolic ways. Check out @luckylaica's sweet potato propagation. Don't you love the purple and green? From one plant - many. Despite suffering hardships via natural events, her garden always bounces back and shows how bountiful and abundant nature can be.

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@steven-patrick has been picking his harvest. Highly recommend his series, as it's always inspiring to see someone start their gardening journey and make good headway with it. In this post you'll also find his grandmother's recipe for pickles!

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@anttn wrote about calendula, a flower everyone should have in their garden as it's not only such a sunny, cheerful plant but one that has medicinal properties. I really think we need to plant medicine as well as food in our garden - I mean, food IS medicine, just some stand out as being particularly therapeutic.

I've been really interested in @akipponn's updates on his two square metre garden.. Never say 'I don't have room' - there's always space somewhere!. There's a good tip in there via @mers about adding egg shells to your soil for calcium - if you're not doing this, you should.

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@plantstoplanks @sofs-su @nikv @owasco @buckaroobaby @farm-mom @thebigsweed @andrastia @porters @amygoodrich @fanyokami @phoenixwren @andrastia @minismallholding @goldenoakfarm @sanjeevm @kennyroy @simplymike @dodovietnam @babeltrips @trangbaby @kaelci @shanibeer @proto26 @ifarmgirl @artemislives @edprivat @meesterboom @momogrow @luckylaica @blingit @traisto @skylinebuds @fotostef @tydynrain @hindavi @vibeof100monkeys @samstonehill @anttn @akipponn @astrizak @nikolina @clareartista



The next Garden Journal challenge will start at the beginning of August - look out for it pinned in the HIVE GARDEN community. Whether you're planting, end of harvest, tidying up your garden or planning new garden projects, you're all welcome to join in to win HIVE. But keep using the #gardenjournal tag and connecting to others who are passionate about their gardens!

If you have anything you'd like to see included in next week's Garden Journal, let @minismallholding or I know!

A beneficiary for this post goes to @steven-patrick and to delegator @amberyooper. Thanks for being amazing Hive Gardeners and for supporting the community.

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Very cool idea πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  1. @amberyooper

I'm gonna let others answer! Hahaha the worm kisser cracked me up 🀣

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Hahaha it's a cute one. I found a fully knotted worm the other day.. I mean how does one do that, if one is a worm!

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hmmmm i know a few of those.... lol..... especially since i got specially notes about the "train track" because that is just awesome... lol

currently we are struggling a bit at work (ICU Nurse) and work is so dreadful, and we have a sick chicken at home... and i have to go to work tomorrow... sigh... no fun..

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Courage to you for all that work !!
Sending you strength at distance πŸ’ͺ🏼🌟

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Oh dear, I hope you find time to breath! You are amazing. Xx

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Oh no! I hope the chicken recovers... the humans too, of course, but you've only recently got the chickens, so it would be so disappointing to lose one so soon!

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Thanks you for the shoutout River :)
I will try to participate during the day ! Nice to see that the community is growing well, I’m glad to get to discover and meet more plants and Nature lovers 🌱

I wish you’re all going well πŸ’«

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AWESOME, I'm sure you can answer a few! It's worth a shot, some might not get any!

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I know most of these but for some reason can't find you on discord :(
I'm proto26#9169 if that helps

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I LOVE the extra engagement added! I wonder if we'll have some more gardeners popping up with black Labradors. πŸ˜†

Laica's sweet potatoes look like the ones I got from @ligayagardener a few years back. They remind me of sweet chestnuts and I think hubby might even eat them over the orange ones.

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I've never had luck growing them.. will try again this year though! If at first you don't succeed and all...

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Really? They are one of the few things that have survived my neglect. We don't get very cold here, though, so I wonder if that helps.

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Were they the purple ones?

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Yes, purple skin with white flesh. Do you have some other types too?

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We have an Orange skin/flesh and a white skin/flesh variety. We did try the white with purple insides and an orange variant but will just stick to purple, white and orange.

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What made you decide to drop the white/purple? I actually haven't heard of a variety like that before, only all purple and then the one you gave me was my first experience of purple with white flesh.

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They didn't do so well in the cold. The taste wasn't great wither,though they did look interesting. Purple and orange do best here and will regrow after very quickly after Winter

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Maybe soon to be 3 gardeners with black labs. As I look out my window at three bunnies calmly munching away in my flower beds πŸ™ I am getting frustrated with bunnies and squirrels both. Fun list of questions... a few come instantly to me, a few I will have to think on πŸ€”

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Oh are you getting a lab? Hopefully a bunny chaser! I spend endless hours working out how to get them off garden!

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Haha, love the questions! I won't say too much lest I give away my own spot on the list. ;)

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Hahaha I think if you are a long term journaller they are easy questions! I've only had one submission so far... @proto26 Hope to get more ..

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Congratulations on winning the outdoor and more community contest….you were amazing!

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Omg did I????? I am terrible at checking notifications!!!

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How to get you on discord I search almost but don't know how to connect with you. But I will try. sure.
Thank you for this fun we need brain activities together with physical activities in the garden as well we get know more about hive gardeners. Greeting to your super brain😊❀️

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I can't wait to participate in the new garden journal challenge! So much has developed! My garden looks like a forest. The tomatoes are finally ripening! The goji bushes are being weighed down by fruit, which I've been giving to my parents to promote longevity. And (most of) my trees are thriving! Still no wine cap mushrooms though. Is it August yetβ€½ Lots of novelties; can't wait to share!

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Sunny and warm today...just today πŸ˜„

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Oh in Victoria it's either:

  • foggy, dark, cold
  • foggy, dark, friggin freezing
  • sunny, blue skies, frigging freezing
  • sunny, blue skies, wearing a tshirt from 12pm to 3pm
  • friggin freezing
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That's why I like sunny Gawler. Cold and grey one day, cold and sunny the next.

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I know I'm late but it's not too late to participate. Anyway, thank you so much @riverflows for appreciating my work. I guess in this challenge I'm not gonna get zero again because I believe I can name one or maybe more than one πŸ˜‚.

Q1. I think I can name one. ( If I'm correct πŸ˜†) * @edprivat?

Q2. I believe it's me @luckylaica 😁.

Q4. I think it's @isdarmady.πŸ˜‰

Q9. I guess it's @nikv. πŸ˜…

Sorry for the rest because mostly I forgot and honestly I don't have any idea about the rest.

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