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Community Garden - Transiton Town Waihi 4 Replies

Started by Shane Rush. Last reply by Nina McDuff Oct 2, 2012.

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Comment by Kay on October 24, 2011 at 11:29am
Hi everyone..I am Kay and I live in Hamilton but spend quite a bit of time at Athenree and hope to one day retire there. I would love any advice you might have about growing bananas. What kind to grow.. where to find them etc. I have been told that you need quite a big area to grow them..does anyone have any experience good or bad with bananas?
Comment by Graham on October 17, 2011 at 12:51pm

Hi All.  Hope everybody's absence means we're too busy doing it to talk about it.  I'm looking for a couple of lambs - does anybody have any for sale or know of any affordable ones in the area.  Anything past the hand-feeding stage up to hogget stage will do.  Suddenly I have too much grass....     Thanks


Comment by cath on March 11, 2011 at 4:53pm
kia ora all, anyone have some tomatoes to swap or buy from?? 8)
Comment by Mary Carmine on March 4, 2011 at 3:20pm
Anyone for grapes?  Free to a good home.  They are a bit sour but ripen up quite well.  Would probably be good for wine making.  18 Victoria St.  There are heaps and I don't like them!!!
Comment by Mary Carmine on February 17, 2011 at 7:11am
Quite a few.  I actually sold some at a garage sale we had at the right time.  Sorry they are well finished now. remember the first week of January next year and come and get some.  I have two huge trees and there are always heaps.  My mother made plum wine back in about 1960.  I remember trying it and thinking it tasted all right but I was only about 15 so probably would have drunk anything.
Comment by Don Short on February 17, 2011 at 6:57am
Did You find homes for you plums. I am keen to try to make some plum wine
Comment by Mary Carmine on December 31, 2010 at 8:39am
They do.  But I still have about half a dozen bottles left from last year plus frozen plums from last year so please people, come and get some because I hate to see the birds eating them all.
Comment by David Bell on December 30, 2010 at 8:58pm
Mary, these make perfect plum sauce. I have two recipes for anyone interested (and a Billington tree of my own)
Comment by Mary Carmine on December 30, 2010 at 5:56pm
Anyone for plums?  Free to good homes though I'm happy to accept other garden produce in exchange.  They are Billington - red fleshed, good for jam or cooking or eating raw when they are really ripe.
Comment by Graham on October 20, 2010 at 2:57pm
Long time, no input!

I have a ton of horseradish roots that are too thin to be worth processing, but can be cut into little bits, each of which will grow. (I have never seen fresh horseradish in a Waihi shop and anyway you can't get fresher or more sinus-clearing than home-grown)

And if anybody out there has gooseberry plants or cuttings for sale or swap, please let me know.

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