Carol Lesley Raethel
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Carol Lesley Raethel left a comment for Paul Daniel
"Hi Paul Thanks for inviting me to be your friend. I see you are a beginner at growing according to your profile. When you want to buy seeds, pop into www.howtogarden.co.nz - my website, and you can purchase through there, and I will send you a wee…"
Aug 15, 2014
Carol Lesley Raethel is now friends with joni b and Jenny LF
Jun 13, 2013
Carol Lesley Raethel commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hi Donna, yes the seeds are taken from the strongest and healthiest plants with the best fruit/veggies :-)"
Jun 12, 2013
Carol Lesley Raethel commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"PS My seeds are bred in isolation to ensure genetic purity, as many plant species cross pollinate over great distances and can cross pollinate with hybrids. Isolation ensures that no nasty genetics sneak into the seed line"
Jun 10, 2013
Carol Lesley Raethel commented on Hester's group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hi, I have heirloom seeds and herb seeds. Most are grown in New Zealand. go to www.howtogarden.co.nz"
Jun 10, 2013
Carol Lesley Raethel replied to Steph Clout's discussion How do I know which seeds can be saved? in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hi Steph Seeds can be saved from Heirloom Seed varieties. Many types of vegetables cross pollinate easily and need isolation to ensure the genes are pure. E.g. all cucumbers can cross pollinate over many miles and the flowers need bagging to ensure…"
Apr 28, 2012
Carol Lesley Raethel replied to Kathrina Muller's discussion Seedsaver meeting Auckland Saturday 25 February in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hi Kathrina I won't be able to attend your meeting, however I would like to let you know that i have recently created and published a book 'Seed Saving at Home for Common Home Vegetables' It is comprehensive and detailed, and based on…"
Feb 23, 2012
Carol Lesley Raethel and Vicki Hill are now friends
Feb 16, 2010
Carol Lesley Raethel replied to Vicki Hill's discussion Harvesting Broccoli Seeds in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hi Vicki, You can munch on the sprouts in salads and sandwiches. Also add to soups. Just let your imagination go :-)"
Feb 16, 2010
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Feb 16, 2010
Carol Lesley Raethel updated their profile
Feb 16, 2010
Carol Lesley Raethel replied to Vicki Hill's discussion Harvesting Broccoli Seeds in the group New Zealand Seed and Plant Exchange
"Hi Vicki, nice to meet you here ;-) The pods will turn brownish, and may begin to snap open by themselves. Just open one or two of them and see if the seeds are nice and brown, and round, like the seeds you sow. (or if you don't have any on…"
Feb 15, 2010
Carol Lesley Raethel joined Hester's group
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Feb 15, 2010
Carol Lesley Raethel is now a member of Ooooby
Feb 14, 2010

Profile Information

Suburb
Whangamata
Post / Zip Code
3620
I can offer
Gardening advice, to be a gardening buddy, Lead a workshop
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Horticulturalist, Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Helping Others, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I have a fully Heirloom Vegetable Garden and save seeds from some varieties to sell on. I also have an fairly extensive herb garden, with over 100 varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs. I sell heirloom vegetable and herb seeds with a goal to keep them alive and present within New Zealand. I specialise in Stevia, Chia, and have two ebooks - 'How to Start a Vegetable Garden and Master the Art of Year Round Harvest', and 'Chia - The Super Grain, how to grow and use this Super Grain'

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At 10:28am on May 2, 2012, Bridge Scully said…

No worries, great to see you here. it certainly is a great place to connect with so many like-minded garden people. How has the summer/autumn been for you in terms of seed collecting and drying? Hope you have survived allright...shes been rather overcast and wet over this way : )

 
 
 

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