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Comment by Carlin Archer on September 4, 2009 at 3:57pm
Hey guys, I'm running a competition to win $2000 worth of cool gardening prizes on www.mygarden.co.nz - you can see the comp . here...http://www.mygarden.co.nz/Gardening-Competition.aspx

The site is new, so any feedback would be great! I'm based here in Christchurch so would be good to hear some local feedback.
Comment by Sealander on September 3, 2009 at 9:07am
Anyone who might like to join the Southern Seed Exchange, which is dedicated to preserving locally adapted varieties of heirloom vegetables - there is a seed swap on Saturday afternoon Sept 12, at the former CPIT Seven Oaks campus, Corner Hassals Lane and York St. Bring your surplus seeds, tubers and seedlings, and you might be able to swap them for something interesting. I'll be bringing some mashua tubers, lots of beans and maybe some achoecha seed.
Comment by Kowhai Thompson on August 30, 2009 at 12:52pm
Jacinta, bok choy seeds would be great. I have mint root. I'm in town Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, so should be able to connect with you sometime. Kowhai
Comment by Jacinta O'Reilly on August 29, 2009 at 10:01pm
or just to take some off my hands, I should have added!
Comment by Jacinta O'Reilly on August 29, 2009 at 9:59pm
I have some jeruaslem artichoke tubers, some bok choy seeds, and will likely have orach seedlings to spare soon, & some lemon balm. I would dearly love some mint root. Send me a message for swaps.
Comment by Kali on August 24, 2009 at 3:12pm
google southern seed exchange, its great to belong to, a minimal yearly fee and all the seeds you want, as long as you save some to give back, a great local resource.
Comment by Vivien Field on August 23, 2009 at 10:15pm
Hey guys, I have some mini red and ranfurly mini cabbages seedlings underway along with some tom thumb mini lettuce all at the very young stage at the moment. Plus some Freda all year round cauliflower seedlings available too if anyone is interested in a few.
Comment by Jocelyn on August 23, 2009 at 9:22pm
Hi Carla
Yes, King Seeds are pretty good but also like Koanga for the heritage varieties. Eco Seeds also good - I used their seeds when I was in Wellington & not sure if still going. I've planted out some seed potatoes today & started some toms, onions, pumpkins & sunflowers in seed raising mix in the glassed entrance way. Looking forward to a good crop this year.
And thanks to Kowhai re espaliering - I've concreted in some poles as last time just put in some metal waratahs with wire between but they didn't stay firm & all went wobbly. Will try the wire between the poles next w/e with some bamboo stakes for extra support on the lower laterals. Will keep you posted.
Cheers
Comment by Carla Berg on August 23, 2009 at 8:52pm
Hi everyone!My name is Carla and I'm pretty new to vege gardening..Had a small garden over the last few years. My hubby has just started to build me some raised gardens this weekend..I'm very excited about them! Can't wait to get them up and running!!Look forward to trading, and finding out useful bits of info from you more experienced gardeners!;)So far the garden has only beetroot, spinach, silverbeet, the odd spring onion, rubarb and pak choy surviving!But will be getting into it over the next few weeks! So what are the best seeds to buy (eg kings?) Thanks:)
Comment by Kowhai Thompson on August 22, 2009 at 9:40pm
Hey Jocelyn. Hmmmm I wish I could draw you a picture about this. Well, get some bamboo stakes and tie your plant shoots/branches along them and angle then upwards at a diagonal, not completely perpendicular to the main leader. Once the plant has grown up this, you can tie the branches back down at right angles to the main stem. This just givves the branches a chance to change shape. O.k?
 

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