Leaves 3 Oct 2014

Leaves links out to the very best plant-related content I’ve found on the world wild web this week. Geek: Seed microbes ‘Commensal’ bacteria are symbiotic helping plants extract nutrients and defend against invaders. Now, scientists have discovered that plants may package their commensal bacteria inside of seeds to ensure that sprouting plants are colonized. It’s like prepacking a blanket […]

Spring is here and so is the new Seed Catalogue!

It’s been a marathon effort to to bring you what I believe to be one of the finest selections of seed for NZ edible gardens. The growing, harvesting, cleaning, drying, packing, writing up, researching, packaging… and then we put it all into a nice big colourful catalogue hoping you’ll be as excited about it as […]

Seedy Sunday, seed stores and seed sorting

In the interests of transparency, and because it’s been asked, it’s about time I explained some of the behind-the-scenes workings of Seedy Sunday. People want to know more about what happens with the seeds, where they come from and how they get looked after. There’s an entire ecosystem of seeds that keep Seedy Sunday running. […]

Seeds of Delight

Golan Levin and Kyle McDonald have been unwrapping flowers – taking images and stretching them out flat using panoramic software. The results are gorgeous, you can see them all on Flickr. And to celebrate such loveliness I’ve used the images as the icons below. Many delights to be found amidst the links below. Talking Plants […]