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What is the best low cost Mulch

Any recomendations? Pea straw is expensive. How about shredded paper? Will this rot down quickly enough? It is for my veg bed and eventuall…

Started by Samantha Freeman

20 Jun 30, 2013
Reply by Tammi

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…

Started by Luisa Beltran Castillon

5 Jun 25, 2013
Reply by Rex Morris


Kia ora, What ways does everyone recommend keeping possums off newly planted fruit trees? I will be trapping, but am interest in what metho…

Started by Laine

1 Jun 3, 2013
Reply by Maree W

Grapes and Kiwifruit

Hi Everyone, I have some grape and kiwifruit plants being delivered soon and I need to get the fencing up. I have purchased all the materia…

Started by Laine

0 Jun 2, 2013

Red and blackcurrant cuttings - plant now?

I have currant cuttings that I stuck into small pots in summer. They have sprouted a few health leaves each now. See pix attached. Is it ok…

Started by Lay

4 May 27, 2013
Reply by Lay

What fruiting plants like wet feet?

Hi all, I am designing a food forest  and have an area that will be quite damp in winter. The ground is reasonable free draining, and I wil…

Started by Laine

5 May 15, 2013
Reply by Laine

Growing figs in containers

Does anyone have advice on: - how big a container I should plant a fig in if I want a fairly good tree, but to limit the root growth? - Wha…

Started by Laine

11 May 7, 2013
Reply by Julia Sich

Tree collards

Hi, just wanting to know if anybody in NZ is growing/supplying tree collards which apparently are difficult to grow from seed, mainly sold…

Started by Hayden Cowper

8 May 3, 2013
Reply by Henry Rocoto

Where can I get elderberry trees?

I know they grow from cuttings and by suckering- but where can i GET these? I am happy to buy and to pay all costs etc in order to procure…

Started by Teeli

39 Mar 7, 2013
Reply by Teeli

Help! Birds are getting my elderberries!

I love having birds in my garden- I don't use chemicals of any kind in order to encourage the wildlife... and I don't mind sharing my fruit…

Started by Teeli

9 Jan 28, 2013
Reply by Teeli


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