HANDY HARAKEKE

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Harakeke (flax) is one of our most use­ful na­tive plants. Its long strong fi­bres can be used to make just about any­thing! In the early days M ori de­pended on harakeke for bas­kets, fish­ing gear, clothes, shel­ters, wall cov­er­ings and art. Look for the black harakeke seed pods in au­tumn. You’ll find loads of seed in­side! Sow it into seed rais­ing mix (just cov­ered) and wa­ter gen­tly to keep the mix moist. Seeds should sprout within a month if the weather stays warm.

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