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Dahlia tubers 3 Replies

I'm after dahlia tubers if anyone has any spare. Happy to pay, posatge etc.Continue

Started by Anna Holmes. Last reply by Anna Holmes Oct 31, 2017.


In response to many posts from berry lovers seeking Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) plants/seeds I have created my fb page showing those rare gems being grown in West Auckland…Continue

Started by Paul Zielinski Jul 31, 2017.

Blackboy peach stones 23 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 Sep 20, 2016.

Maca and Passion Flower seeds 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,Im trying to track down some Maca and Passion Flower seeds. Not realising you can't import them I bought some on the US eBay, but YouShop/NZ Post would not deliver them. Any…Continue

Started by Laine. Last reply by Laine Sep 6, 2016.

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Comment by Jordan Healey on April 28, 2012 at 11:33am

Thanks Lynn, but i need to be very careful to ensure they arent F1s or something. I am strictly heritage ;)

Comment by Lynn on April 28, 2012 at 8:14am

Hi Jordan - I got my beans seeds from Bin Inn. Most of them are organic, and they're viable (the ones I've planted so far anyway)...and best of all, they're extremely cheap! I got 6 different types of beans, and about 15 seeds of each, and the whole lot only cost me a little over 50 cents.

Comment by Fiona Drummond on April 25, 2012 at 6:36pm

Thanks Tara, we have had some response closer to home, but thanks very much anyway.

Comment by Jude on April 25, 2012 at 1:08pm

Fantastic. Thanks for that suggestion Steph. I much prefer to go to someone who's been recommended and grows good stuff :)

Comment by Tara McFarlane on April 25, 2012 at 9:06am

Hi Fiona

We're out the back of Hunua and Papakura - lol, looking north to the south side of the Hunua Ranges.  I agree - you're welcome to some comfrey leaves to put down under your spuddies - and have a seperate area for growing it - not with the spuds,  in a chook enclosure is a great place - my chooks just love the stuff.  Starting it from a small bit of root is easy enough too.

Comment by Steph Clout on April 25, 2012 at 8:27am

Hi Jude,

I recommend Stella from Running Brook Seeds (Waiuku). Stella sells awesome garlic - the most reliable and flavoursome stuff. I think she sells a couple of local varieties including elepant garlic. I purchased 20 cloves from her last year, all came up and were disease free. Stella's garden is run on permaculture principles and is full of hertitage varieties - none of that imported chinese stuff. Stella sells through the Clevedon Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings or you can contact her by phone (09 2359138 evenings) or by mail (Running Brook Seeds, 34 Cooper Road, R.D.4 Waiuku 2684 Auckland). Its worth the effort...sadly for me, i loved the garlic so much..i ate all the cloves I saved for this year...oppps

 :-) steph

Comment by Christy Ralphs on April 24, 2012 at 10:31pm

Hi Fiona - I'm not sure if I understand your plan properly, but it may not be wise to plant comfrey somewhere where you don't want it permanently. It grows from the smallest root left in the ground (and they go down deep). I have permanent areas of comfrey, and when I'm planting potatoes I cut the leaves off the comfrey and lay them in the planting area.

Comment by Jude on April 24, 2012 at 10:11pm

Thanks for the suggestion Roxy. Unfortunately I recently ordered some ordinary garlic & egyption tree onions from Kaiwaka and was disappointed with what they sent - undersized, and many cloves soft and/or 'empty'. I emailed asking to return them, and have no reply. I'm not sure if Kaiwaka source directly from Koanga - seems there has been a change in people and a change in quality? So, trying private sources - people who grow themselves perhaps.



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

Comment by Fiona Drummond on April 24, 2012 at 10:00pm

Hi Tara, whereabouts are you in south Auckland?  We are in West Auckland.  How many plants do you think you could provide, we want to plant comfrey prior to putting in a potato crop in a largish area?

Comment by Tara McFarlane on April 24, 2012 at 9:37pm

I also have some Fiona, as long as you're prepared to dig some up.


I'm in the extreme south of Auckland


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