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  • Hi all, I'm trying a few seeds saving groups as I'm looking for some particular Corn seeds to purchase - Silver Platinum. Appreciate any help.

  • I'm looking for a reliable supply of early seed potatoes(NZ pref Waikato). Traditional white/ yellow potatoes.

    So far all the suggestion sent by some kind OOOby member have been unsuccessful.

    • Davd of Kaiwai does not accept emails from non pre- approved sources & I have no idea as to how else to contact him.
    • Local nurseries only get stocks in well after i need to start planting.
  • Nigel, nice to see you this morning. How do I recognise you on facebook? There are a lot to choose from.

  • Thanks for that Robyn, hopefully I'll be out there today or next week

  • Hello, Daniel.  Maureen reigned from the garden some months ago due to bad health but she still is a customer now and then.

  • Hi All. I havent stopped by for a while, great to see interest in the oooby philosophy. I have been working very loong hours/weeks so my garden has suffered the effects of neglect. THey bees are all tucked up for winter....the amoint of rain we have had over the last few months has seen them use a lot of their winter stores up very fast. Looking forward to spring and getting the veggie garden back on track, I have leeks, silverbeet and rhubarb in at the moment. 

    Robyn I know Maureen (was Flogdell) that works with you in the community garden, I used to live in Dannevirke when Maureen and late husband Wally. Say hi for me. 

  • Nigel! We do have kale seedlings at the Braeside site. The variety is Squire.

  • Check us on Facebook. Tokoroa Community Gardens.

  • Nigel. Come and see us at the Tokoroa Community Gardens, Braeside Avenue, Tokoroa...just off SH1 on the Maraetai Rd (the road to Mangakino and Tok Hospital) Just 100, on the left look for our yellow sandwich board. Turn left through the big gates and straight on to the fence, then along to the right you will find us....6 mornings a week 8.30 -12, winter hours and 8-12 in summer. We have all the vege plants you could wish for. I'll check to see if we have kale but pretty sure.  We grow a lot of it. We love visitors and if you like vege growing we will probably blow your socks off!

  • Anyone know if they sell Kale seedlings at the Tokoroa Saturday Market, as I can't seem to find them anywhere and last year they were my star crop

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An invite to all, if you are free tomorrow arvo please feel free to come along with your bits and pieces!  Seed Savers New Zealand has a seed swap coming up at 2pm-3:30pm on Saturday the 28th April! :) Please RSVP to jordan@healey.org.nz if you would like to come. Address details will be supplied then :)The rules: 1) Please bring a plate, sweet or savoury (or both!), to share for Afternoon tea.2) To receive seeds, you will need to bring some too! Seedlings, bulbs, perrenial divisions and misc…

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Free Seeds

Free seeds to a good home. I'd particularly like to get some others growing some of the tomatoes as some apparently aren't widely grown (but should be as they are very good).   Asparagus Argenteuil (Franchi) Aubergine Violetto Lunga (Franchi) Beetroot Rainbow Selection (Niche) Albino, Bulls Blood, Burpees Golden and Chioggia. Broccolli Superking Broadbean Coles Dwarf Cabbage Copenhagen Market Cabbage Danish Ballhead Collard Georgia Southern Collard Morris Heading Cauliflower All Year…

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Planting fruit trees - clay soil

Okey doke   Purchased 4 trees (apple plum nectrine and peach) a few weeks ago, SWMBO has ordered me to plant them sooner rather than later and as i don't fancy flatting with my chooks, i have dug a few holes, however i find clay at the bottom of the holes the depth of the soil before I hit the clay varies from around 50cm to 70cm, and i have dug to the length of the spade and have still not got through the clay layer.   how likely are my trees to thrive, and how likely are they to die with this…

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