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Helen commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"Trying to find tumeric plants, cardamom plants 2/3yrs old (and not the false one) and  Mixed spice plant - Help anyone out there ???"
Oct 4, 2017
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Kai - food for new zealand

A database of edible plants that grow in Aotearoa/nz.Please share thoughts and ideas.See More
Jul 30, 2016
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Kai - food for new zealand

A database of edible plants that grow in Aotearoa/nz.Please share thoughts and ideas.See More
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Kai - food for new zealand

A database of edible plants that grow in Aotearoa/nz.Please share thoughts and ideas.See More
Sep 19, 2015
Liz commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"Happy to help -welcome to the choko fan club, Jane!"
Jul 30, 2015
Jane Powell commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"OMG. Ijust looked at my very shooting choko and at the base of the stem their are roots. I never never noticed that. I want to grow more now. Thank you Thank you."
Jul 30, 2015
Liz commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"Jane, are you putting the sprout end down? The roots come out from the same area as the sprouts and will die quite quickly unless they are in the dark or the shade -preferably in soil. The sprout is happy to be under the soil -it will travel up the…"
Jul 30, 2015
Jane Powell commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"My choko is in a glass of water on my windowsill and has a long sprout with leaves. No roots I get these each year but when I plant it in a pot or plant it out they die. Would like advice please. Thanks"
Jul 29, 2015
Anna Holmes commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"Sorry Kali.. blonde me thought you were  Hawkesbay for some weird reason.. baby brain???! Lol! "
Jul 29, 2015
Liz commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"That's very encouraging. I've never cut mine back and maybe would have had even larger crops if I had. I will start potting up sprouting chokos now to take plenty with me when I move. "
Jul 29, 2015
Anna Holmes commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"I cut mine back at end of fruiting before the worst frosts start, we can have brutal frosts, especially when the snow season starts on the central plateau. My mum is in Hamilton and hers grow back every spring and give her a really good crop.…"
Jul 29, 2015
Kali commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"interestigly it says in that article that  declining daylength gets the fruiting going, so i dont think our summers down here in greymouth would be either hot enough or long enough for choko, as is the case with many other sub-tropicals  i…"
Jul 29, 2015
Kali commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"haha Hi anna, no i have never grown choko, sorry"
Jul 29, 2015
Liz commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"Thanks, Anna. I'm sure it would be ok in Napier and Hastings but Central Hawkes Bay has such harsh winters that I do wonder if choko would get through them as it's a sub-tropical from Mexico. But I'll certainly give it a go and let…"
Jul 29, 2015
Anna Holmes commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"Liz, I grew Choko last year in the Waikato.. I love it.. its very versatile! I'm sure you will be fine growing it in Hawkes Bay. Maybe Kali can help you? I grew it in a shady spot and it did really well. I'm hoping the vine comes back this…"
Jul 29, 2015
Liz commented on Ricky P's group Kai - food for new zealand
"One of my staple foods is the fruit of the choko vine. I'm always amazed at the criticism this great food receives such as derisive comments about its 'blandness'. Yes, it has a delicate flavour but I find it delicious and very quick…"
Jul 29, 2015

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I can offer
Permaculture design
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Permaculture Design Certificate, WWOOFer
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Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Helping Others, Seed Savers
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Veg and trying to get my grains going for my brewery.

Kai - food for NZ

I've been involved in setting up kai.org.nz.

We've been trying to set up an easy to use database of edible plants in Aotearoa.

It's a not-for-profit project and set up like a wiki so everyone can add and edit.

It's still early days so please add whatever you think is useful and let me know your ideas for development etc.

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At 6:29pm on May 5, 2011, Tim Searle said…
Sweet well just text me when you're able to pop over, my number is 027 306 9947. I'm home from 3ish most days at the moment.
At 10:14pm on May 4, 2011, Tim Searle said…
Choice, how does lunch on Saturday sound? I was gonna do a dinner but it's so dark at 6 now!
At 1:38pm on October 17, 2010, Kali said…
HI again, well I have probably grown at least half of the seed varieties available from the SSE over the 4 years I have been involved, I hate it when things have dropped off the list because nobody grew them so I make a point of saving seed, sometimes at the expense of eating the crops...its fun and easier than most people would think once you know about crossing and selecting.
At 10:54pm on October 7, 2010, Kali said…
Hi Ricky, what are you growing from southern seed exchange? it will be interesting to watch the kai site take shape, there is a surprising diversity of edible plants available to grow once you get out of the commercial seed loop, but imagine what the diversity of plants would have been like at say the turn of the 19th century.
 
 
 

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