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Seed Answers

Seeds are being collected and cleaned each week until around June. First were the tussocks, toetoes, Carex and other grasses. Then the fruit bearing plants Mingimingi and other Coprosmas, Makomako (wineberry), Pseudopanax (five finger, lancewoods), Pate (seven finger), Corokia, Astelia (bush flax). Then dry seeds of rata (from last years flowering), lowland ribbonwood, kowhai, flax and manuka and Hebe to come. All seeds need some attention even if its only separating them from their seedcoats, but it takes quite a lot of time – particularly the fruity seeds. To learn about the various seeds and methods come along on a Friday morning.