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Keeping the home garden growing, Jan 14, 2021
Have a Merry Christmas, Dec 18, 2020
Growing Corn, Dec 11, 2020
Our Favourite Border Flowers, Dec 4, 2020
My Time at Kings Seeds, Nov 27, 2020
Elegant Eggplants, Nov 20, 2020
Life in a Seed company during COVID, Oct 23, 2020
Sowing Heat Lovers this spring, Sep 18, 2020
Unusual Vegetables & Herbs, Jul 10, 2020
Ideas for creating trellis, Jun 26, 2020
Edible Flowers, Jun 19, 2020
Sweet Peas, Mar 13, 2020
Ground Covers, Feb 28, 2020
Colourful Cosmos, Jan 31, 2020
Charismatic Carrots, Jan 17, 2020
Best wishes for the Festive Season, Dec 13, 2019
Zinnia Zing!, Nov 29, 2019
Growing Asian Vining Cucurbits, Nov 15, 2019
Tomatoes that are not Red, Oct 11, 2019
Gerard's Home Garden, Sep 27, 2019
Flowers on the Lowdown, Sep 13, 2019
Sowing to attract beneficial insects, Aug 30, 2019
Herbs as Natural Medicine, Aug 9, 2019
Best Tips & Techniques for Sowing Success, July 26, 2019
Herbs to Maintain a Healthy Gut, July 12, 2019
Notes from Gerard's Garden, March 29, 2019
Edible Flowers from Herbs, March 15, 2019
All about the birds and the bees, March 1, 2019
Frutopia, February 15, 2019
Amaranth, February 1, 2019
Making Mustard, January 18, 2019
Cabbages, December 17, 2018
Vegetables as Protein, November 23, 2018
Stevia, November 9, 2018
Pumpkins & Winter Squash, October 26, 2018
Climbing Beans, October 12, 2018
Open Pollinated, Heirloom or Hybrid?, September 21, 2018
Low-Acid Tomatoes, August 30, 2018
Best Sellers for 40 Years, August 13, 2018
New Varieties Teaser, June 29, 2018
Eating in Season, June 19, 2018
Fresh Greens in Niue, May 27, 2018
Unusual Autumn Vegetables, May 11, 2018
Pickles - Onions & Gherkins, April 16, 2018
Emphasis on Fresh Herbs, March 25, 2018
Poke Bowls, March 12, 2018
Echinacea, February 23, 2018
Snacking in a Healthy Way, February 16, 2018
Happy Holidays & Farewell from Carolyn, December 22, 2017
Dressing your Salads Simply, December 15, 2017
Our Front Garden, December 1, 2017
My Favourite Flowers, November 17, 2017
The 'busy season' is tapering off...., November 10, 2017
Weeds of Beauty, October 27, 2017
Whats growing in Turangi - Herbs that start with C, October 13, 2017
Staff Picks - Last Spring & This Spring, September 27, 2017
Beefsteak Tomatoes, September 15, 2017
Vegetables and Eggs, August 31st, 2017
Cherry Tomatoes, August 11th, 2017
Photo Competition Winners 2017, August 4th, 2017
2017-2018 Catalogue is OUT, July 24th, 2017
New Varieties from 2016 Catalogue - how did they do?, July 10th, 2017
Teasers from the New Catalogue, June 23rd, 2017
Simple Healing with Herbs, June 16th, 2017
Winter in a Permaculture Garden, May 26th, 2017
The Process of Importing Seed, May 12th, 2017
Glorious Gourds, April 28th, 2017
Ideas for Storing Your Vegetable Harvest, April 13th, 2017
Asian Leafy Greens, March 31st, 2017
Plants to Attract or Repel Insects, March 16th, 2017
Lemon with a Twist, March 3rd, 2017
Autumn Wildflowers, February 17th, 2017
Our Pets in the Garden, January 27th, 2017
How did you Enjoy the Holiday Break in your Garden, January 20th, 2017
We are going on holiday, December 16th, 2016
Melons, November 25th, 2016
Garnishes, November 11th, 2016
Labour Weekend in the you have plans?, October 21st, 2016
Are you aware of your germination temperatures?, October 14th, 2016
Passionfruit & Passionflowers, September 23rd, 2016
Fantastic Fennel, September 9th, 2016
Community Gardens, August 26th, 2016
Tomato Choices - the most recent additions, August 12th, 2016
Photo Competition Winners 2016, July 29th, 2016
Veges that grow in the shade, July 15th, 2016
New Catalogue & the Launch, July 8th, 2016
How much can you grow in a small space, June 17th, 2016
Pumpkin Soup Experiment, June 10th, 2016
It's Mint......., May 27th, 2016
So you want to grow a giant pumpkin, May 19th, 2016
Wedding Flowers/Favours, April 28th, 2016
Its All in the Name, April 15th, 2016
Soups, March 31st, 2016
As Summer Ends - what is happening, March 11th, 2016
Sauces, February 26th, 2016
Staff gardens - what's happening, February 22nd, 2016
Three months later in Turangi...., February 12th, 2016
Why Choose Between Sprouts & Microgreens - Grow Both!, January 13th, 2016
Our Garden at Xmas / Close Down Dates, December 11th, 2015
Fancy going There & Back Again, November 27th, 2015
Weed Less - Sow More, November 11th, 2015
Our Planting Day, October 23rd, 2015
Vertical gardening....that's Up, not Out, October 9th, 2015
A Food Forest in waiting, September 25th, 2015
Keep it Moving....., September 11th, 2015
The Pre-Orchard Post, August 28th, 2015
I'll Drink to That, August 14th, 2015
Have you noticed?, August 7th, 2015
But it's just the start of Winter!, July 24th, 2015
Sneaky Peek at 2015 New Varieties, July 3rd, 2015
Water, June 26th, 2015
Do a bit of Garden Dreaming, June 12th, 2015
Foraging for Olives, May 29th, 2015
Just for Looks, May 15th, 2015
Creative Garden Gifts for Mothers Day, May 5th, 2015
Gardening Action, April 24th, 2015
Getting right to the bottom of itApril 10th, 2015
Any Visible Progress?, March 27th, 2015
Seed Saving & Sharing from your Garden Bounty, March 20th, 2015
Introducing Our Garden - the Blank Slate, February 27th, 2015
Herb Pastes, February 19th, 2015
Stuffing your Veges, January 30th, 2015
What the Kings Seeds team did on their holidays, January 16th, 2015
We are going on holiday.....back soon!!, December 23rd, 2014
Ideas for giving the gift of seed for Christmas, December 5th, 2014
Top Heirloom Varieties (we know what you like), November 21st, 2014
Heirloom Flower Power, November 7th, 2014
Cool or Hot?  A Guided Tour of our Organic Peppers and Chillies, October 24th, 2014
Heirloom Bean Bounty, October 10th, 2014
Instant Gratification for Gardeners - Radishes, September 26th, 2014
Cool As Cucumbers!, September 12th, 2014
Good Old Lettuces, August 29th, 2014
Yes, Peas, August 15th, 2014
Photo Competition 2014, July 31st, 2014
We've got Organics sorted, July 18th, 2014
Teasers from the new catalogue, July 4th, 2014
Are you ready for spring?, June 23rd, 2014
What is in your garden shed, and what can't you do without?, June 6th, 2014
One Hundred Years of Mother's Day celebrations, May 9th, 2014
Anzac Day and a Soldier's Rations, April 24th, 2014
Oh William!  How sweet you are (and were)!, April 11th, 2014
Its Harvest Time!, March 28th, 2014
Mushrooms!, March 14th, 2014
Are you ready to give Autumn sowing a go?, February 27th, 2014
Valentines Day, February 14th, 2014
Growing our own Harvest, January 31st, 2014
The Unusual Oddities, Believe it or Not!, January 17th, 2014
Merry Christmas from Kings Seeds, December 19th, 2013
Preparing your garden for a long hot summer, December 6th, 2013
Lilies, November 22nd, 2013
Grow Something Outside your Comfort Zone, November 10th, 2013
Climbing Flowers, October 25th, 2013
Mediterranean Cuisine, including Bitter Sweet Vegetables, October 11th, 2013
Flowers in the Kitchen Garden, September 27th, 2013
Culinary Mexican/Spanish Flavours, September 13th, 2013
Our Favourite Bedding Flowers, August 29th, 2013
Dads in the Garden, August 16th, 2013
Asian Fusion - growing Pak Choi and using it in the kitchen, August 2nd, 2013
Seed Raising Mixes, July 19th, 2013
Photo Competition 2013, July 12th 2013
European Cuisine - growing Witloof and a Sauerkraut Tutorial, July 5th, 2013
New Varieties for 2013, June 21st, 2013
Vegetables that Colour up in the Cold, June 7th, 2013
Sprouting Tutorial, May 31st, 2013
Dried Flowers, May 24th, 2013
Barb and Gerard's Trip to the UK, May 10th, 2013
Anzac Day Poppies for Rememberance, April 24th, 2013
Pumpkin Recipes, April 19th, 2013
Permaculture Design Course, April 12th, 2013
Purple Vegetables for Autumn Gardens, March 28th, 2013
Red Vegetables for Autumn Gardens, March  15th, 2013
Green Vegetables for Autumn Gardens, March 1st, 2013
The Blog so Far - two years on..., February 26th, 2013
Orange/White Vegetables for Autumn Gardens, February 15th, 2013
You can plant right now, February 1st, 2013
Office gossip about the state of our Gardens, January 18th, 2013
Your Garden over the Christmas Break, December 14th, 2012
Herbs with a Difference, December 7th, 2012
Medicinal Herbs, November 30th, 2012
Culinary Herbs, November 23rd, 2012
Chillies, Peppers and Eggplants, November 16th 2012
Curious about the juicy cucurbits?, November 9th, 2012
Stock Spring Sparkle, November 2nd, 2012
A Grow-your-own Wedding, September 19th, 2012
Sunflowers, September 12th, 2012
Growing Sweet Corn, September 28th, 2012
Asparagus, September 21st, 2012
Tomatoes, September 14th, 2012
Plant Marker Ideas and Giveaway Winner, September 7th, 2012
Silver Plant Markers - Giveaway, August 30th, 2012
Change in the Garden, August 24th, 2012
Buzzing and Beauty in your Garden, August 17th, 2012
Getting Ready for the Spring Season, August 10th, 2012
Photo Competition Winners, August 3rd, 2012
Learning About Seeds, July 27th, 2012
Wildflowers, July 20th, 2012
Amazing Marigolds, July 10th, 2012
Carrots, July 3rd ,2012
Some Favourites from the New Range, June 26th, 2012
Beautiful Poppies, June 19th, 2012
Ah Hah Moments for the Beginner Gardener, June 12th, 2012
A Sneak Preview - New Microgreens, June 5th, 2012
Hanging Baskets, May 31st, 2012
Mesclun by the Mile, May 25th, 2012
Sprouting Seeds at Home, May 14th, 2012
Visit to Eastwoodhill Arboretum, May 4th, 2012
Meet the Guinea Fowl, April 26th, 2012
Broad Beans, April 20th, 2012
Herbal Teas, April 13th, 2012
Parsnips, March 30th,2012
Pumpkin and Squash Harvest Time, March 23rd, 2012
Kohlrabi, March 16th. 2012
Mini Harvest Display, March 9th, 2012
Cape Gooseberries, March 2nd, 2012
Kale, February 24th, 2012
A look at Onions - without making you cry, February 10th, 2012
Green Manure Crops, February 3rd, 2012
Add to your Summer Salad Repetoire, January 26th, 2012
Beetroot, January 19th, 2012
Colouring Competition Winners, December 23rd, 2011
Exploration in Otago & Southland, December 16th, 2011
Expanding my Herb Horizon, December 9th, 2011
Planning for your Summer Holidays, December 1st, 2011
Basil, November 16th, 2011
Baby Zucchini, November 4th, 2011
Children's Gardens, October 26th, 2011
Holiday Gardening, October 20th, 2011
Soybeans, September 30th, 2011
Onions, September 8th, 2011
Edible Flowers, September 1st, 2011
Sweet Violets, August 26th, 2011
Four Seasons in a Christchurch Garden, August 17th, 2011
New Varieties continued...., August 5th, 2011
New Varieties, July 29th, 2011
Thinking about the Chooks, July 22nd, 2011
Do you love Tweedia?, July 15th, 2011
Planning for Spring Sowing (Carrots), July 10th, 2011
Vising San Francisco, June 27th, 2011
Venturing North into Oregon, June 16th, 2011
Seed Hunting in the States, June 9th, 2011
Time to cut a Caper May 26th, 2011
Beautiful, beautiful Sweet Peas May 19th, 2011
Getting ready for the Giants, May 11th, 2011
Microgreen Tutorial, May 5th, 2011
Caigua, April 12th, 2011
Black Peanuts, April 6th, 2011
Introducing....Jicama, March 29th, 2011 
The Kings Seeds people - our secret loves!, March 23rd. 2011
Some recipes..., March 15th. 2011
This week in your garden you could be..., March 9th, 2011
Autumn Sowing Ideas, March 1st, 2011
This week in my garden, February 22nd, 2011
Plenty of Cucumbers, February 17th, 2011
Rain, rain and more rain, December 20th, 2010

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