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Nuts for nut trees

I am looking for nuts to grow into trees. I am specifically looking for large good eating walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans. I am willing to pay shipping/supply postage paid envelope.Thank youContinue

Started by Andy Topp on Wednesday.

Blackboy peach stones 20 Replies

I have a couple of dozen BBP stones. They grow true from seed and fruit within 3 years (apparently). PM your address if you're interested. Photos of the fruit on my page. Aug 30 2011. No more BBP…Continue

Tags: stones, peach, boy, black

Started by Megan. Last reply by Megan on Monday.

For all in Auckland seed exchange

have fond this awesome grope that meets weekly in west AucklandFor All those in Auckland there is a garden exchange every Saturday 2pm at the sunnyvale hall to bye ,sell or swap seeds , seedlings,…Continue

Started by Amanda and Aaron Porteous Apr 19.

Looking for Okinawa Spinach 1 Reply

Hi, does anyone have any cuttings or seed for this plant...looks interesting to try as ?perennial food crop...or do you know where I can source some from...can swap range of seeds or plants…Continue

Started by Donna Mac Rae. Last reply by Craig Bensemann Apr 12.

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Comment by Anna Holmes on April 24, 2012 at 9:35pm

I do Fiona! Where are you based? I am just about to sign off for the night but PM me your details and I can send you seeds or plants? 

Comment by Fiona Drummond on April 24, 2012 at 9:33pm

Hi, does anyone have comfrey plants or seeds to swap for honey.? Alternatively do you know where we can buy a quantity of plants?

Comment by Jordan Healey on April 24, 2012 at 5:05pm

Yea, Kaiwaka Organics are better than Koanga, they are around the same price, and they dont require you to be a subscribing member in order to purchase seeds etc. Funny thing is, alot of their stuff is sourced from Koanga too, since Kaiwaka is on the former Koanga site :)

Comment by Roxy Hart on April 24, 2012 at 11:53am

Hi Jude, did you find some elephant garlic? you can try 'kaiwakagardens.co.nz" they had some last time i looked :)

Comment by Jordan Healey on April 23, 2012 at 6:34pm

Anyone have any Pinto Bean or Lima bean seeds?
Cheers

Comment by Christy Ralphs on April 16, 2012 at 11:00am

koanga gardens (www.koanga.org.nz) is where I got mine from originally. iIwould offer you some but mine didn't do very well last year, so am saving them and hoping to bulk up quantity this year.

Comment by Jude on April 15, 2012 at 8:10pm

Hi, any ideas on where I can get elephant garlic from?

Comment by Gary Brown on April 6, 2012 at 8:22am

Yeah, I tried scarifying with no success, but the boiling for one minute trick worked. I had a few germinate but most died due to wet feet.

Comment by Kali on April 6, 2012 at 1:30am

the seeds of tree lucern have a hard coating that needs scarifying (ie nick the seedcoat to let moisture in) soak overnight and then sow. i germinated some that i had stored for 15 years! i have had some growing here that succumed to wet feet and they don't like salty conditions either.

Comment by Gary Brown on April 5, 2012 at 9:56pm

Hi Kate

Tree lucerne is used by DOC as a nursery plant  , much like gorse. Natives grow up through it and it does a wonderful job enriching the soil.

There are some who advise all sorts of conditions in which it won't grow, and the general consensus is that in the northern half of the North island it will struggle. Anyone who has been to an Auckland Bee Club meeting will attest that it does really well up here. I have some seedlings growing in top soil and clay, they are a meter tall and apart from being attacked by snails they are all doing well.

They are hard to find in Auckland but I sourced mine from...

http://www.treeandshrub.co.nz/shop/index.php?route=common/home

I paid $26 for 10 trees, and that included shipping.

I tried to raise some from seed and from 100 I attempted, one sprouted. I  am currently treating my young seedling with much love and care, love and care my wife feels should be showered on her but...

They are fantastic trees, look good, great for the soil and as fodder, and most importantly, bees love them. Buy 10 and plant them everywhere.

Good luck.

 

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