For the record, the SPRING ONIONS which were planted out in January have grown huge and have flourished all over winter so that we have been eating them continuously.
They are now flowering but still have plenty of good leaves to harvest. So this HERB is certainly a great choice and a useful addition to many cooked meals and to salads. They are always on hand and always fresh.
They grow very slowly and I find that I can buy a pot of them for around $5 with over 100 plants so I don't tend to grow from seed any more. A good rule of thumb is to keep them well fed.
For more regular advice on HERBS and how to manage them in your garden and how to use them join the Canterbury HERB Society, only $15 per year. Meets every 4th Thursday of the month 395 Memorial Ave, Burnside/Avonhead.
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Have just spent 3 days at this lovely wee town on the Great Coast Road and have discovered the heinous proposal for sand mining here - a 15 km stretch along the beach line. The effect along this beautiful stretch of coastline between Greymouth and Punakaiki will be devastating to the environment and hugely detrimental to it’s beauty, thus impacting those living here and tourism.
Please sign the petition to oppose-
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The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.
The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.