"Dang it. I lost the post ! Try again.
Debbie, sorry for not replying sooner but I have been ill for most of the year and only now beginning to catch up on stuff.
I grow the taller variety of elderberry, but I have kept them pruned shorter.
"Hello Natalie- my apologies for not contacting you sooner, but I have been ill since late last year and am only now coming right.I will be seeing my daughter later this week, may I pass your details on to her? Thanks..Teeli"
"Hi Teeli I have just recently joined and am also on a small section (in Napier) and cram in as much edibles as I can. I also grow elderberrys and have been making a fantastic tonic with it for about 10 years. Do you have the shrub type or the…"
"Hello Group! The year before last I aquired some elderberry cuttings from a lady in Auckland. My daughter who lives there went and picked them up and brought them down. The problem is, neither of us can remember who the kind person…"
"That's brilliant Teeli, I'll definitely wait. Send me your bank details nearer the time and I'll sort the post and packaging cost! How do you prefer to use the berries, eat fresh or put to another use?"
"Hi Mick...I will be pruning my shrubs a little later on. If you don't mind waiting, I could send some cuttings around April? I am in Kawerau, but I got some of my stock by cuttings thru the mail, so it can be done."
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Unfortunately I don't seem to have success with the bokashi system at all. Maybe it is because I have a worm farm plus 6 compost bins and there is only me, so not much in the way of food scraps. I also…"
"Freezing more tomatoes...making pasta sauce.... labelling the elderberry syrup I made yesterday...need to pull out the corn stalks of the last lot I picked yesterday.
This year has been a marvellous year for almost everything I have grown- so much…"
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I have a small town section that grows herbs, vegetables, flowers and fruit. I make some herbal preparations for family and friends. I make kefir and do home preserving, make berry flavoured vodka and hopefully will be making elderberry syrups and concoctions soon.I have boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, kiwiberries, guavas, cranberries, black and red currants , gooseberries and strawberries, wild and domesticated.Apples, peaches, cherries, nectarines tea, coffee, lemons , oranges, uglifruit,grapefruit, and several other fruits including avocado.
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Hi Teeli I have just recently joined and am also on a small section (in Napier) and cram in as much edibles as I can. I also grow elderberrys and have been making a fantastic tonic with it for about 10 years. Do you have the shrub type or the very tall type? I got my first crop of blackcurrants this season so have been making them into a tonic for winter. I enjoy making herbals and other tonics especially for winter, and also anything else the family needs. I make jams and preserves and am always keen to hear about any plants recommended either to preserve or make medicinals from. Happy gardening!
That's brilliant Teeli, I'll definitely wait. Send me your bank details nearer the time and I'll sort the post and packaging cost! How do you prefer to use the berries, eat fresh or put to another use?