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Lorraine Barnett replied to Lorraine Barnett's discussion Beetroot seeds in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Im daft, I just replied to myself! Anyway, sorry for the delay in replying.  Yes that would be fabulous for onion seeds. would you like bean seeds??"
Lorraine Barnett added a discussion to the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange

Plant for dying wool

Looking for Indigo seeds!This is to grow for dying wool!RegardsLorraineSee More
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"Im looking for a moringga tree. Would love to have a cutting. i planted seeds but i have been unsuccessful. I hope someone out there have"
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Todd Saunders replied to Lorraine Barnett's discussion Beetroot seeds in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"I don't have any borage or stripey beetroot, but have some Franchi red onion seeds if you would like some."
Sep 9
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Meg Mackenzie commented on Hester's group Hawkes Bay NZ
"Wow, Nelson, it sounds like you have the jump on me! I've been rebuilding the garden beds here in my rented place (and discovering the hideous things the previous people dumped in the compost!), moving the silverbeet into the new garden beds,…"
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Nelson Wong commented on Hester's group Hawkes Bay NZ
"Hi everyone in Hawkes Bay.Presently I'm excited about my strawberry plant propagation results from last summer. The young plants are being nurtured in separate containers under plastic, and seem very healthy.Im feeding them home prepared kelp…"
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"Hi Nelson, I just saw your message in the Hawkes Bay group (which hasn't had much action for a few years by the look of things). I live in Napier - I'm just putting in a garden in my rented property at the moment. Would be happy to have a…"
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Blog Posts

Jujube Trees

I have 24 Jujube trees for sale in Hawkes Bay including grafted Li and Chico. They are 6 years old and approx 2 metres in height (fruiting).  Cant be picked up till dormant. 

They have been treated and spent time in quarantine when first brought into the country. 

Not easy to come by in NZ and great fruiting trees.


Posted by Juls on January 16, 2019 at 12:55am

Breakfast Cereals

In economics, product markets are described as the final place in which goods and services are made available to the consumers. It is thus a meeting point for sellers to interact with the buyers for a given commodity or service. One such example of a product market is that of breakfast cereals. Breakfast often constitutes one of the most important meals of the day and as such, the wide variety of products available for this particular meal. The market works in a seemingly simple way where…


Posted by Katina Wilson on November 27, 2017 at 10:26pm

Kefir grains

Hello everyone,

I have been looking for water Kefir grains with no luck,Is there anyone out there that has some spare or can put me onto a place that sells them.I live in Auckland.

Regards Neil.

Posted by Neil Stanley on September 25, 2016 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

Buidling soil and increasing fertility with chickens

When we first moved onto our little plot of land, we thought we were going to raise specialty vegetable and healing herbs for the local whole foods community. I was excited about gardening on a large scale. It didn't take me long to figure out that our little plot of land was completely infertile. I knew we were somewhat coastal but I never imagined how bad it could be.

We moved in just before summer. The first thing that we realized was that our rain water catchment was not…


Posted by Elizabeth James on August 7, 2016 at 7:30am

Raising chickens for eggs and meat

There are environmental and animal rights groups constantly talking about the horrors of conventionally farmed chicken. After years of being a blind consumer, I opened my eyes and realized that there was a problem. I have approached the problem in a way that is pretty unique among my peers.

The vegans want me to give up meat. Unfortunately, I would starve. I am allergic to just about every plant based protein you can name. I also become violently ill when I eat seafood and…


Posted by Elizabeth James on July 31, 2016 at 9:35am

autumn's abundance

the American tradition of thanksgiving and English harvest festivals all makes sense when I reflect on the past few weeks. Been given apples, pears, plums, quinces, free range eggs, harvesting my saffron and not even begun to prepare my garlic for sharing and planting, been so busy making jam, jellies, quince paste, bottling apples and blackboy peaches. Not that I'm complaining, it's how I unwind. timed myself and it takes 17 minutes to pluck the stigmas from 63 flowers. Bumped into Matt who… Continue

Posted by Megan on April 21, 2016 at 9:55pm

new permaculture website from PigintheMud

Quite stoked to have reached 10,000 journal downloads in over 90 countries. To celebrate this wee milestone I have been working on a new incarnation of my permaculture journals now as a more accessible web resource with case studies, images and videos accumulated over the years in developing sustainable production systems. Feel free to check it out at:…


Posted by Tim on March 19, 2016 at 3:19pm

Six Figure Farming NZ Tour - a huge success

Over 260 people came to one of the 10 Ooooby sponsored workshops on the Six Figure Farming NZ Tour, to hear what Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone had to share about their years of building small scale profitable urban farms on 1.5 and 1/3 acre peri-urban and urban farms.…


Posted by James Samuel on February 29, 2016 at 8:00am



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