Post / Zip Code
I can offer
Gardening advice, Food from my garden
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Community Gardens, Learning, Helping Others
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Yakon, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kiwano, Ulluco, three types of corn - for porridge and polenta, for flour, for the hens, - a variety of runner beans including King George, Lima and pinto beans. Plus all the usual vegetables I am learning about all the varieties of Native potatoes. I am growing on eight varieties to pass on but have found out that there are up to thirty varieties in NZ. I am involved in helping new gardeners start off their veg. gardens which is fun. I love trying new things and the best part is planting the seeds and watching them develop. The challenge is to keep things growing in the winter. Here we have quite heavy frosts because we are high above sea-level. Someone said we're as high as the Kaimais(?) I have worked in a community garden for three years but have loved gardening all my life. As a small girl I was allowed to buy one packet of seed in spring, and I always had a path in 'my garden.' I think I was a chook in a former life! (Love scratching in it) If there are folk in my area who need help, support, advice or start-up materials, please feel free to contact me through SPARC Waikato, phone 886 9002 in Tokoroa. It will cost you nothing!