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Citrus and apple tree spacing

Hi everyoneSo a couple of weeks ago we planted out a tahitian lime, satsuma mandarin, and meyer lemon. They're spaced about 1.5 metres ap…

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Tree collards

Hi, just wanting to know if anybody in NZ is growing/supplying tree collards which apparently are difficult to grow from seed, mainly sold…

Started by Hayden Cowper

9 Jan 23, 2022
Reply by Ross Jury


Can you grow Bilberry in NZ and if you can does  anyone know where you can but the plant?

Started by Caroline Wilkinson

3 Jul 31, 2017
Reply by Paul Zielinski

Broccoli Heads

Hi, the last couple of times we planted broccoli the heads spreaded and flowered instead of staying the shape you normally see. What can be…

Started by Nicolas Santini

1 Jan 31, 2016
Reply by Kali

Asparagus crowns

Hey everyone, Could someone tell me what time of year you can get asparagus crowns and where from? I had little success from seed last year…

Started by Laine

9 Jan 6, 2016
Reply by Ingrid Ennis

Borer in persimmon tree

The top half of one of my persimmon trees snapped off over the weekend due to some evil little borer or similar that had been munching away…

Started by Karen Swainson

0 Nov 16, 2015


Hi  Does anyone know where I can find seed in NZ for these squash? Gary

Started by Gary Burgess

0 Nov 7, 2015

Growing veggies in containers

I have never grown veggies in little containers before but I am planning on upcycling some of my tin cans for this purpose (I currently use…

Started by Vickie

10 Sep 23, 2015
Reply by Julie Smith

Harvesting Bananas

We have a bunch of bananas on our plant. The ones at the top are quite fat, but lower down the bunch they are smaller. Would it work if we…

Started by Hester

8 Jun 12, 2015
Reply by TK

Oxalis Garden Bed...

Ok, I have decided to try again with a garden bed that is filled with Oxalis. I have tried digging out the soil and filling with fresh comp…

Started by Charlotte

0 Oct 30, 2014

Asparagus from seed

Does anyone have experience with growing asparagus from seed. I planted them 4 weeks ago, have kept them moist and warm in a greenhouse, bu…

Started by Laine

6 Dec 21, 2013
Reply by Laine



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