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Hi, just wanting to know if anybody in NZ is growing/supplying tree collards which apparently are difficult to grow from seed, mainly sold as cuttings, and produce greens all year round.Continue
Started by Hayden Cowper. Last reply by Ross Jury Jan 23, 2022.
Can you grow Bilberry in NZ and if you can does anyone know where you can but the plant?
Started by Caroline Wilkinson. Last reply by Paul Zielinski Jul 31, 2017.
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 done to make them grow properly?ThanksContinue
Started by Nicolas Santini. Last reply by Kali Jan 31, 2016.
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 and want to make up some time and get crowns planted this…Continue
Started by Laine. Last reply by Ingrid Ennis Jan 6, 2016.
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 inside. Any tips on how to save the rest of the tree (now…Continue
Started by Karen Swainson Nov 16, 2015.
Hi Does anyone know where I can find seed in NZ for these squash?GaryContinue
Started by Gary Burgess Nov 7, 2015.
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 cans for all sorts of other uses such as candles, pen…Continue
Started by Vickie. Last reply by Julie Smith Sep 23, 2015.
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 cut some of the top ones to ripen inside and left the lower…Continue
Tags: harvesting, bananas
Started by Hester. Last reply by TK Jun 12, 2015.
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 compost a couple of times over the last few years but it comes…Continue
Started by Charlotte Oct 30, 2014.
Does anyone have experience with growing asparagus from seed. I planted them 4 weeks ago, have kept them moist and warm in a greenhouse, but thus far have one 1cm sprout. I was about to empty the…Continue
Started by Laine. Last reply by Laine Dec 21, 2013.
Just received a pack of comfrey root in the post from Koanaga and will pot it up this weekend. I was thinking of cutting up the pieces so they are about 1cm long each. Does that sound big enough for…Continue
Started by Laine. Last reply by Shona Cullen Sep 6, 2013.
Any recomendations? Pea straw is expensive. How about shredded paper? Will this rot down quickly enough? It is for my veg bed and eventually I want to be able to dig it in. Why is pea straw so…Continue
Started by Samantha Freeman. Last reply by Tammi Jun 30, 2013.
I sowed broad beans this March (As I ususally do). They usually grow slowly during winter for me and I get an early crop in spring. This year they are already flowering!! So ... I do not know…Continue
Started by Luisa Beltran Castillon. Last reply by Rex Morris Jun 25, 2013.
Kia ora,What ways does everyone recommend keeping possums off newly planted fruit trees? I will be trapping, but am interest in what methods and/or products people use to stop them climbing up onto…Continue
Started by Laine. Last reply by Maree W Jun 3, 2013.
Hi Everyone,I have some grape and kiwifruit plants being delivered soon and I need to get the fencing up. I have purchased all the materials, but would like some advice on some details.For grapes,…Continue
Started by Laine Jun 2, 2013.
I have currant cuttings that I stuck into small pots in summer.They have sprouted a few health leaves each now. See pix attached.Is it okay to put them in the ground in autumn? Will planting them…Continue
Started by Lay. Last reply by Lay May 27, 2013.
Hi all,I am designing a food forest and have an area that will be quite damp in winter. The ground is reasonable free draining, and I will add a small surface drain with pebbles in it, but it is the…Continue
Started by Laine. Last reply by Laine May 15, 2013.
Does anyone have advice on:- how big a container I should plant a fig in if I want a fairly good tree, but to limit the root growth?- What sort of containers can be recycled for this use?- how big…Continue
Started by Laine. Last reply by Julia Sich May 7, 2013.
I know they grow from cuttings and by suckering- but where can i GET these? I am happy to buy and to pay all costs etc in order to procure a dozencuttings...
Started by Teeli. Last reply by Teeli Mar 7, 2013.
I love having birds in my garden- I don't use chemicals of any kind in order to encourage the wildlife... and I don't mind sharing my fruit and vegetables with the birds..BUT...how do i get to keep…Continue
Started by Teeli. Last reply by Teeli Jan 28, 2013.
Sounds like birds, thirsty birds seem to love them.
Looks like watercress to me - although I couldn't tell unless I tasted it ;)
Did you find it in a stream?
I poted this on the Edible NZ natives section, but no one it answering, so putting it here as this group seems more active. I am thinking about putting this into the tunnel house today (ok grasping at straws as to how fits into the group topic), I found it high up on the nearby hill I think it is native watercress, but I am unsure. Help in identification appreciated, I don't want to poison myself putting it in a salad
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