Luisa Beltran Castillon
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Rex Morris replied to Luisa Beltran Castillon's discussion about broad beans in the group Food Growing Q&A
"I am coming into thread this very late but wish to comment on this. I have grown broad beans in all parts of NZ from Southland to Northland and they generally follow the same pattern wherever you are.  You could certainly leave the beans in and…"
Jun 25, 2013
Jo Atara-McKenzie replied to Luisa Beltran Castillon's discussion about broad beans in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Hi. The other option is to cut the plant just near the ground, mulch, and they will come up again.  Save you from starting from seed. you can still dig in the stalks to another garden plot or mixed in your compost pile.  Oppss..must be…"
May 30, 2012
Luisa Beltran Castillon joined Annette's group
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Seasonal Recipes

What to do with the seasonal harvests and how to preserve it. Add your recipe below.See More
May 5, 2012
Luisa Beltran Castillon replied to Luisa Beltran Castillon's discussion about broad beans in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Thanks heaps ... I shall dig them in!"
May 5, 2012
Ingrid Ennis replied to Luisa Beltran Castillon's discussion about broad beans in the group Food Growing Q&A
"I agree with Kali. It's best to sow broad beans in June/July so that when they start to flower it is warm enough for the bees to pollinate them. Bumble bees or honey beed will do the trick."
May 5, 2012
Kali replied to Luisa Beltran Castillon's discussion about broad beans in the group Food Growing Q&A
"I just dug in a flowering crop myself this week as green manure, they had little pods forming but the cold will stop the bees from pollinating and further pods setting, plenty of time to get another crop going I thought. I like eating the leaves…"
May 1, 2012
Luisa Beltran Castillon added a discussion to the group Food Growing Q&A
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about broad beans

I sowed broad beans this March (As I ususally do).  They usually grow slowly during winter for me and I get an early crop in spring.  This year they are already flowering!! So ... I do not know wether to leave them alone or to cut them up and dig them as green manure.  Does anyone think I may get a crop out of them either now or in spring? I am in Wellington with a plot that gets hit by the northerly.See More
May 1, 2012
Luisa Beltran Castillon joined Amy Macaluso's group
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Food Growing Q&A

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May 1, 2012
Luisa Beltran Castillon joined Alison Stevens's group
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Wellington NZ

Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer. eg. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someones listing contact them directly via their page…
Dec 16, 2011
Luisa Beltran Castillon updated their profile
Dec 16, 2011
Luisa Beltran Castillon is now a member of Ooooby
Aug 3, 2010

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Suburb
Aro Valley
Post / Zip Code
6021
I am a...
Gardener
I can offer
Nothing yet.
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Community Gardens, Preserving

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