What did I see at Fieldays? What can be used in future giant pumpkin growing?
Last week was Fieldays 2019, a massive event who had just over 128,000 people through their gates over 4 days.
There is a lot to see.
A big theme running among a few of the innovation stands was the internet of things. Low orbit satellites will help connect people and things much better than with current technology. Will any of this translate over to pumpkins? Probably not.
I didn’t really see any new products this year, but it was noticeable that some vendors from previous years weren’t there at all.
Who I caught up with
I did catch up with the team from My Noke, the people who make worm castings from waste and can supply either in bulk or smaller bags.
I credit their product for helping make the tiny patches soil much better than it was.
They have been going from strength to strength, with a new plant opening in Napier, and some great looking new bags.
For all the information please check out their website here: https://www.mynoke.co.nz/
Marco was there from Crafty Gatherer. Marco and his wife create simple sustainable solutions for the home and garden.
They create a range of broad forks and a one handled version called a Forksta.
They are also in the final stages of development of their compost tea brewer. I’m excited to see this, as compost tea can be used on every part of the garden and is being used by more giant pumpkin growers overseas.
For more information about their products make sure to check out their website here: http://craftygatherer.co.nz/
So did you make it to FIeldays this year? What were your highlights? Let me know in the comments below. Oh and here’s some other random photos from Fieldays 2019.