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…"
"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"
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…"
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…"
"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…"
Gardening advice, to be a gardening buddy, Lead a workshop
Food Growing Skill Level
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'
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 : )