Cyndi Findlay
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  • Waikato
  • New Zealand
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Suburb
Te Aroha
Post / Zip Code
3393
I am a...
Home Farmer
I can offer
to be a gardening buddy, Food from my garden, Preserving, Nothing yet.
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
moved 3 weeks ago to a place that needs to be cleared of everything before it can be gardened...so the demo has begun.
cant wait to start growing again, but really enjoying the time to dream and then plan.

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At 9:52pm on January 2, 2013, Megan said…
hello Cyndi, have sent u a friend request & when you reply, let me know your address & I can send you some bulbils when they're ready, they will take a few seasons to grow into decent sized bulbs so you need to be patient:)
hopefully, the wet weather won't have ruined my crop - the majority is still in the ground:(
Softnecks garlics have a pliable stem that you can plait, the hardnecks grow a stalk (scape) with a seed pod(spathe) at the top which contain anywhere between 10-100 bulbils that can be grown like Egyptian onions.
Hardnecks are exceedingly difficult to plait, if not impossible, when they've dried - the stalks will break. This is a great video on how to plait hardneck garlic before the stems have dried
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2R8McOxz9E4
this is a great one on how to tie them
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Nea-t4Fi4
At 10:03am on January 1, 2013, Megan said…
that's a good crop of garlic! do post some photos:)
At 4:30pm on December 31, 2012, Megan said…
non organic nz grown new season's garlic in new world is $21 per kg at the moment, no organic garlic for sale.
At 11:04am on September 25, 2012, Roxy Hart said…

That would be wonderful :) We meet wednesday avos 3-5. but anybody can call in at any day/time before dark

At 6:59pm on September 20, 2012, Roxy Hart said…

Hi Cindy, yes the photos are from the community garden. Its in town next to the police station, feel free to pop in for a look round :)

At 5:12pm on August 27, 2012, Roxy Hart said…

Hi Cyndi, welcome too ooooby :)

I like pea straw better than hay because it doesnt have grass seeds in it that will grow everywhere! also when the pea straw breaks down it dosent seem to smother the soil so much. When it breaks down it creates a more hummus soil that holds moisture better and feeds the soil life (keepin both plants and worms happy) also it releases nitrogen into the soil as a slow release fertilizer:)

If you have some space to spare you can grow your own, sow in spring, grow till the end of season, cut, dry and place down on the garden come autumn :) 

You can buy it in a bag from mitre 10- i dont like the idea of creating rubbish so i buy it buy the bale from any place that sells grain for stock feed OR Kaimai garden centre-matamata.

 
 
 

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