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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?
Comment by Jocelyn on August 21, 2009 at 7:13am
Great to see a Chch OOOOBY group. Looking forward to another productive weekend in the garden - starting off some Spring seeds & planting new fruit trees down the bottom of the garden. Anyone good at espaliering? My last attempt seems to have been a bit dismal!
Look forward to sharing ideas & fun with fellow Chch Oooobyers
Comment by Robert Fleming on August 12, 2009 at 8:24pm
Hi Serra, welcome to ChCh. Best of luck with the "breaking in of the land " . We can relate to that, having recently taken posession of a subdivided back section ( in Edgeware) with the intention of creating a productive garden. At the moment it is overgrown rubbish, but does have a large ( and productive ) quince tree. So come summer we hope to do some bartering !!. Lotsa hard work ahead though .
Comment by Serra Kilduff on August 12, 2009 at 9:35am
Hi, newby to oooby!
I have just moved to Chch, and am getting my bare front yard underway. I am keen on skill sharing for plant exchange- happy to meet/ help people in my area (St Albans/Edgeware) in the weekends. I'm looking forwards to having surplus to share!
 

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