The Hastings Mail - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK -

Given the sea­son, seeds are un­doubt­edly in right now. Cat­a­logues have been care­fully con­sulted, and or­ders sent and re­ceived. Gar­den­ers up and down the North and South Is­lands are re­splen­dent with pack­ets of won­der­ful seeds full of prom­ise – some we’ve bought from shops, gar­den cen­tres or online re­tail­ers, and oth­ers we’ve saved from plants we grew our­selves last sea­son.

Shar­ing seed is al­ways a wise thing to do. The chances of suc­cess are in­creased where seeds are sown in more than one lo­ca­tion by sev­eral seed sow­ers, each of whom will have green thumbs of var­i­ous shades. An es­pe­cially care­ful seed grower might en­sure the seeds you strug­gle to get go­ing will strike

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