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I am a...
I can offer
Gardening advice, to be a gardening buddy, Lead a workshop, Food from my garden
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, WWOOFA Hosting, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We have a Kiwi Classic quarter acre section in an area with a mild coastal Mediterranean type climate. The garden has been in existence for nearly 50 years so there were a lot of established plantings when I bought the property 15 years ago. There are many older varieties of flowers and long established fruit trees. My husband and I love growing food so we have added many more food producing plants, and are gradually replacing the lawn with gardens. I have gardened organically for more than 30 years and the current garden is now 15 years organic. I like the garden to be beautiful as well as productive. I combine plantings of food bearing plants with flowers and herbs. I'm mindful of companion planting and growing plants for benefical insects. We are growing: Asparagus, Garlic, Elephant Garlic, Florence Fennel, Tomatoes, Chillies, Lettuce, Fat Hen, N.Z. Spinach, broccoli, beetroot, carrots, turnips, spring onions, celery, silver beet, cauliflower, broad beans, peas. Strawberries, Blueberries,Blackberries, Cape Gooseberries, Avocados, Rainbow Valley Pawpaw, Persimmon, Figs, Feijoas, Grapes, Apples, Apricots, Peaches, Yakon, Bananas, Cherimoya, Casimiroa, Olives-Manzanilla , Almonds, Hazelnuts, Lemons, Tahitian Limes,Tangelos, Uglifruit, Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Grapefruit. French Tarragon, Marjoram, Oregano, Spearmint, Japanese Mint, peppermint, sorrel, Rocket, Garlic chives, Chives, Parsley, Sage, Purple Sage, Rosemary, Sweet Marjoram, Thyme, lemon grass, licorice, gotu kola. Plantain, Comfrey, Calendula, Borage, Nasturtiums, Dandelion, Chicory, Viola, Violets, Lavender, Dock, fat hen. Roses, Dahlias, Lilac, Wisteria, Camelias, Daffodils, Freesias, Jonquils, Bluebells, Pelagoniums, Fuschias, Lilies........ We have a natural pond with frogs and goldfish. We also have 3 chickens- 2 Shavers and 1 OrpingtonXFaverolle. And a cat.