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Donna Mac Rae replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group North Shore NZ
"grew mine in 2012-13 season from chickpeas I bought at the supermarket. cant remember if i bought the packaged ones or the bin ones..probably packaged...would go for the larger sized ones next time as they were small...will try again next…"
Mar 9, 2014
Stefanie O'Brien commented on Samantha Freeman's group North Shore NZ
"I had no idea there was a community garden so close, I've often wished there was!!  Will definitely try to be there."
Aug 4, 2011
Diane SQ replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group North Shore NZ
"As far as I know, places like Ceres and Huckleberry farm, would ensure that all organic food is also GE free. You should be able to sprout their pulses without too much problem. Worth a try, although growing conditions from the original country may…"
Nov 11, 2010
Lisa L replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group North Shore NZ
"I grew soy beans last year and ate them as edamame beans ( immature soy beans) I just used sprouting seeds from huckleberry farms. Couldn't be sure they were GE free so trying a different seed source this year. I live in Sandringham and they…"
Nov 4, 2010
Stefanie O'Brien commented on Paul & Melissa T's group Vegetarian Recipes
"Is it the same as Daikon, Japanese radish, which is the same size and shape as a turnip but a little hot, like a radish? Its white? If so, try an Asian grocery like Lims in Mt Albert if you're in Auckland. Maybe get a photo off the net and go…"
Jan 16, 2010
Stefanie O'Brien replied to Paul & Melissa T's discussion Kumara & Quinoa Salad in the group Vegetarian Recipes
"Soiunds yum. I often cook quinoa in a bit of stock and it gives it a really nice flavour. Haven't tried the red one though. Thanks."
Nov 8, 2009
Kali replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group Vegetarian Recipes
"oops that was a bit confusing...shellout stage is what you are talking about, when the seeds are at their fully formed fattest before they start to dry out, then its a simple matter to simmer them until tender and dress them or add them to soups.…"
Nov 3, 2009
Stefanie O'Brien replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group Vegetarian Recipes
"What do you mean by shellout stage? Are you saying you can't eat them "green" like shelled peas? Cheers, Stefanie"
Nov 2, 2009
Kali replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group Vegetarian Recipes
"you have to let legumes dry on the plant, until the pods are crisp, otherwise the seeds will rot, and I think growing them to eat at shellout stage is yummier."
Nov 2, 2009
Stefanie O'Brien replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group Vegetarian Recipes
"Thanks Kali, great to hear someone else has actually tried to grow drying legumes. I've just put chickpeas in the cylinder cupboard to sprout and will plant soon with the runner beans I've already got in so they can share the climbing…"
Nov 1, 2009
Kali replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group Vegetarian Recipes
"I have grown a couple of types of drying dwarf beans (from southern seed exchange and koanga) depending on the variety I got between 400g and 600 g from about 45 plants, so you need a large area to make it worthwhile. drying types of pea are easy to…"
Nov 1, 2009
Stefanie O'Brien commented on Paul & Melissa T's group Vegetarian Recipes
"Alison & Simon Holsts Meals without Meat is great, and has lots of vege versions of standard NZ meals like lasagne and shepherds pie. Also look out for the Vegetarian Society recipe book, lots of local ingredients and favourites."
Oct 31, 2009
Stefanie O'Brien replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group North Shore NZ
"Wow, thanks heaps Samantha, thats exactly what I need. I don't get NZ gardener, but my mother does, so I'll try to remember to enter. But actually it is possible to buy nonheat treated chickpeas, because I sprout them. Most supermarkets…"
Oct 4, 2009
Samantha Freeman replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group North Shore NZ
"There is some information in the latest 'get growing' email from NZ gardener. Do you get those? Any way here it is: "1. Grow chickpeas. If you've ever wanted to make your own homegrown hummus by sowing chickpeas, here's…"
Oct 4, 2009
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Oct 1, 2009
Kate and Olly replied to Stefanie O'Brien's discussion Growing legumes in the group North Shore NZ
"Hello Stefanie, I'm in Devonport. I have just ordered Amaranth seeds this spring and I am going to try them this year for breakfast cereal. I am also quite interested in Quinoa but both would require quite a large area so I will restrict…"
Sep 28, 2009

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Beginner
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Buying Local Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers, Offering Land for Gardeners

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At 9:51am on August 17, 2009, Ann Leslie said…
Hi Stefanie,
I just saw a link relating to backyard sharing and thought it may be of interest to you...link is below - hope it is helpful! Cheers Ann

http://ooooby.ning.com/group/sharingbackyards/forum/topic/show?id=2549997%3ATopic%3A35445
At 4:46pm on July 29, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hello and welcome Stephanie. Hope you like it here. Have fun oooobying!!
 
 
 

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