WHEAT GRASS AND JUICING

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Tray of Wheat Grass ready for juicing.

Wheat Grass seeds for Juicing

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Organic Wheat Grass Seed for Juicing

Growing and juicing wheat grass is becoming an important item for those of us that care about their general health. For many that have health problems, wheat grass can be a significant aid to recovery.
It is simple to grow and extract and for a reasonable outlay, (the most expensive part being the purchase of a manual juice extractor for about $130.00) you are investing in your health and well being.
Why wheat grass? Wheat grass is one of the few plants known to man that has the ability to take up all the known minerals and elements (thats about 90 if they are available in the growing medium)
The Internet has a lot of information about wheat grass such as the following;
‘Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality.
One ounce (28mls) of wheatgrass juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of 2.2 pounds (1 Kg) of fresh vegetables. It contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance, including the elusive B12.
Many of the benefits of wheatgrass juice stem from the fact that it is a living food, which is a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll.
To be effective wheatgrass juice has to be drunk immediately after juicing.’and; ‘The healing process occurs as the therapeutic chlorophyll in wheat grass juice catalyses the elimination of the stored toxins which cause disease.
These toxins are present in the ailing organism in the form of hardened mucous, crystallized acids, fatty deposits, calcifications and solidified, decaying fecal matter. As these toxins are eliminated, the body is cleansed and brought back to its natural state of health. Wheat grass juice has a very high enzyme content which helps to dissolve tumors.’
Wheat grass juice has become popular in ‘Juice Bars’ where you buy a shot of it for about $3.00 a pop.
Some quick maths says an initial outlay of about $150.00 (Juicer $130) means you have 7 odd weeks of juice, once a day, to recover the initial outlay. After that a few dollars only are spent every so often to obtain more seed, compost and nutrients.
My concern on purchased wheat grass juice, are whether the grass has been grown in a medium that has all the minerals and elements needed to give the highest content of the same in the juice.
Just growing the wheatgrass in the garden or in trays of potting mix or compost will only give the grass the minerals that are present in the growing medium. The juice is likely still good for you but how good? So I did research and found that Ocean Solids do contain about 90 minerals and elements.
Also Simalith (Rock Dust) is very rich in minerals. Add to this (MBL) Magic Botanic Liquid with its properties and you have a combination that is sure to have a lot of goodness.
Then I started growing the wheatgrass and purchased a manual juicer (Juicer Mk 3). This is important as common juicers (electric) with their blade action destroy much of the enzymes. I was surprised to note that the grass when it grew was not the normal green, instead it was a blue/green in colour which indicates a rich supply of minerals.
WHAT YOU NEED AND HOW TO GROW: Obtain a bag of Wheat Grass Seed (Organic grown, so free of chemicals) A jar of Ocean Solids, A jar of Simalith and a bottle of MBL.
You can grow in containers and I found the best is the polystrene boxes that are used in the fish and fruit industry measuring about 56 x 42mm and about 23mm deep plus have a lid.
To use them, carefully drill good size holes in the base for drainage and then fill the boxes two thirds full with a good animal manure based compost with a little top soil mixed in.
Over this sprinkle the Ocean Solids and Simalith and cover with more compost. Over this sprinkle the wheat seed fairly thickly so they are just about touching.
Cover with a bit more compost and water in with MBL.
(I tried sowing the seeds so thickly that they were touching or on top of each other, not good as the grass grows too spindly and you need a lot more to get the same amount of juice) Near touching does give sufficient room for each stalk to develop nicely.
Place lid over the box which keeps birds or mice from eating the seed. Check every day and water a little as need be.
It only takes 2-4 days to have a good strike and once this happens remove the lid and cover with a small gauge netting or net curtain to prevent bird damage.
Once the grass is up about 3-4 inches then it is safe to remove netting. Place in a situation where its part sun/ part shade during the day. ( a few hours of sun, rest time shaded for summer and all day sun for winter) When the grass is about 6 to 8 inches tall you can start harvesting.
With a sharp pair of scissors cut the grass about an inch above the mix. (It will come again and give you a second cutting later) Cut sufficient grass for one extraction.
The taste is sweetish and does taste like grass. 30 to 40 mls taken on an empty stomach about half an hour before a meal is ideal.
The juice then can go straight into the blood stream to fortify your body.
You can cut and juice any time of the day but I feel mornings are better before breakfast. If you have a health condition you may wish to take the juice twice a day.
You can take a greater amount of juice than suggested but work up to it. Regular amounts each day is likely to be better than a larger amount infrequently.
Juice is best taken as soon as available as it will lose its vitality if stored. You can also add the wheat grass to salads or just chew on the grass either swallowing or spitting out the cud.
(The grass chewed and swallowed is high in fibre, so care is needed if you eat a lot of it) A (Juicer Mk 3) is available for $99.00 phone 0800 466464
I believe that wheat grass juice is invaluable for good health, stamina and general well being.
I have certainly noticed a difference since taking it daily.
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OCEAN SOLIDS

The deep blue water of the ocean is rich in minerals and elements, in fact all the 92 elements known to man. These elements are also in perfect balance for living organisms, health and well being.
Back in the 60’s/70’s a Dr Maynard Murry did a incredible amount of research into ocean solids and wrote the book ‘Sea Energy Agriculture’ Nature’s Ideal Trace Element Blend for Farm, Livestock and Humans. It is currently published by Acres USA.
Maynard dissected hundreds of ocean creatures and never once found tumors or disorders in their organs. Doing the same to fish from streams and lakes, many were found to have tumors etc.
In one case he dissected a 100 year old whale and found its organs in pristine condition as good as a newly born whale. Maynard realised it was the ocean water, rich in minerals that allowed the creatures living in it to be so free of the ills that effected land creatures.
We know that at various times, all land masses were for periods of times, under the sea.
When a land mass arises from the sea it is mineral rich and once plant life establishes on the land it too is rich in minerals. But over time through rain, erosion and leaching a lot of the minerals gained by the land are lost back into the sea.
It is interesting to note that in isolated pockets on the planet, where because of the terrain, that leaching does not take place. People living in these pockets more often than not live to over a 100 years of age, in excellent health. The reason, Maynard says, is because of the mineral rich diet they have, which allows the cells of the body to replicate perfectly, slowing right down the aging process and maintaining very healthy organs.
Maynard believed that if you give a plant all the possible minerals and elements it may need to grow as it should, then that plant would not be susceptible to diseases common to it.
Trials proved this point by supplying Ocean Solids to say nectarine trees in a row. Every second tree received the solids, the others being the controls. Then curly leaf disease was sprayed over all the trees.
After three years the controls had all died and the Ocean Solid trees never showed any signs of the disease. A number of similar trials were done on various plants with the same results! Maynard took this a stage further by growing various crops of grains and feeding them to 200 female mice (C3H) that had been bred to always develop breast cancer which causes their demise.
200 more of the same C3H mice were fed conventional foods of whom all died within the normal 9 month period that their condition dictated, during which time they produced the normal two or three litters. (all to die later)
The Ocean Solid fed group were sacrificed at 16 months and a definitive examination revealed no cancerous tissue. This group also produced ten litters and no sign of the cancer in the off spring! The Ocean Solids foods had removed the cancer.
If we take this to the next stage then people that grow their own vegetables and fruit with Ocean Solids will be able to have in their food chain all the minerals that those vegetables are capable of taking up.
Maynard found that vegetables etc were capable of taking up about 20 to 40 odd elements dependant on the type of plant.
On the other hand wheat and barley are capable of taking up all the 90 odd elements if available. This is why wheat grass juice has become a very important plant in our health/ food chain.
See my information sheet on Wheat Grass Juice.
Two aspects of this have become very important in my concerns for plant health and people’s health.
If we use Ocean Solids in our gardens along with other natural plant foods, building up the soil life populations, including the worms, then we will have very healthy plants that will not suffer from diseases unless they become stressed for some reason, or reach the end of their days.
If we grow our own vegetables, fruit and wheat grass with Ocean Solids our health can greatly improve, markedly reducing the possibility of many ills such as cancer.
Think of it, healthy roses, plants and gardens along with better health for you and your family.
OCEAN SOLIDS, USE AT: New or existing gardens; 35 grams per square Metre on gardens, sprinkled on and watered in. Use at the above rate for first year and then at half the rate for years 2 to 5. No further applications then for 5 years. Scoop supplied is 70 grams when filled to slightly heaped.
For trays or container plants use at a tablespoon per 4.5 litres of mix. (Scoop does 18 Litres Mix)
SPRAY APPLICATION: One tablespoon to 4.5 Litres of water spray over foliage to run off. The Purpose for the spray, is as a natural insecticide, fungicide and foliar feed. Use only Bi-Monthly and late in day when sun is off the plants.
PLANT FOOD: Use at 1 gram per Litre of water.
Wheat Grass For Juicing: A must to be added to a good animal manure based compost, at the table spoon per 4.5 litre rate. Simalith can be added also and watered in with MBL.(Magic Botanic Liquid).
Wallys Ocean Solids are solar dried only, with no further refining, to ensure that as many of the mineral and elements possible, are present in this product.
Bear in mind that the above use rates on to gardens will over time, with other natural products, bring up the health levels of the plants. Some plants will respond fairly quickly where others may take a season or two to see really good changes. Plants in stress because of lack of moisture etc can still have problems, even with this program.
Good gardening practices are also needed.
Your gardens, Your health.
Wally Richards phone 0800 466464.

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Gardening Articles
Written by Wally Richards.
GROW YOUR OWN WHEAT GRASS FOR JUICING

Some months ago I read a book called ‘Sea Energy Agriculture’ written by Dr Maynard Murry. Several aspects of this book stimulated my interest including the use of Ocean Solids for gardening and growing wheat grass for extracting the juice as a health benefit.
Ocean Solids if harvested carefully from the rich blue waters of the sea will contain 90 odd elements and minerals all in perfect balance. Maynard applied these solids to agriculture and hydroponics with incredible results. For instance one of the many trials he preformed was to apply Ocean Solids to every second tree in a row of nectarine trees.
The inbetween trees, being the controls. Next a strong solution of curly leaf disease was sprayed over all the trees. The result after 3 years, was that all the control trees had died but the Ocean Solid treated trees never showed any signs of the disease!

Maynard also discovered on analise, that wheat grass is a plant that can take up the 90 odd minerals, known at that time, if those minerals and elements are made available to the plants.
I had heard a little about wheat grass juice and it being sold in juice bars but no real knowledge of it. So onto the Internet and a simple search came up with a lot of interesting information.
I quote two of these here but there is a lot more, the following summaries some main points:

‘Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality. One ounce (28mls) of wheatgrass juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of 2.2 pounds (1 Kg) of fresh vegetables.
It contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance, including the elusive B12.
Many of the benefits of wheatgrass juice stem from the fact that it is a living food, which is a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll.
To be effective wheatgrass juice has to be drunk immediately after juicing.’

and; ‘The healing process occurs as the therapeutic chlorophyll in wheat grass juice catalyses the elimination of the stored toxins which cause disease. These toxins are present in the ailing organism in the form of hardened mucous, crystallized acids, fatty deposits, calcifications and solidified, decaying fecal matter.
As these toxins are eliminated, the body is cleansed and brought back to its natural state of health. Wheat grass juice has a very high enzyme content which helps to dissolve tumors.’

That was enough for me to want to grow wheat grass and drink the juice.
So the next step was to ensure that all the minerals and elements possible would be in the growing medium. I found a source of Ocean Solids and added to this Simalith (mineral rich rock dust) plus Magic Botanic Liquid (MBL)

This combination of products produced wheat grass that was blue/green in colour indicating that it was really rich in minerals.
You can grow in containers and I found the best is the polystrene boxes that are used in the fish and fruit industry measuring about 56 x 42mm and about 23mm deep plus have a lid.
To use them, carefully drill good size holes in the base for drainage and then fill the boxes two thirds full with a good animal manure based compost with a little top soil mixed in.
Over this sprinkle the Ocean Solids and Simalith and cover with more compost. Over this sprinkle the wheat seed fairly thickly so they are just about touching. Cover with a bit more compost and water in with MBL.
Place lid over the box which keeps birds or mice from eating the seed. Check every day and water a little as need be.
It only takes 2-4 days to have a good strike and once this happens remove the lid and cover with a small gauge netting or net curtain to prevent bird damage.
Once the grass is up about 3-4 inches then it is safe to remove netting. Place in a situation where its part sun/ part shade during the day. ( a few hours of sun, rest of the time shaded for summer, and all day sun for winter) When the grass is about 6 to 8 inches tall you can start harvesting.
With a sharp pair of scissors cut the grass about an inch above the mix. (It will come again and give you a second cutting later) Cut sufficient grass for one extraction.
The taste is sweetish and does taste like grass. 30 to 40 mls taken on an empty stomach about half an hour before a meal is ideal.
The juice then can go straight into the blood stream to fortify your body.
You can cut and juice any time of the day but I feel mornings are better before breakfast.
If you have a health condition you may wish to take the juice twice a day. You can also add the wheat grass to salads or just chew on the grass either swallowing or spitting out the cud.
(The grass chewed and swallowed is high in fibre, so care is needed if you eat a lot of it)
Use only a manual juice extractor for juicing, as the blades on the electric ones damage the enzymes. Try to always cut, juice and drink immediately as goodness is lost otherwise.
I have been juicing daily for about 2 months and feel overall, far healthier as a result. More strength and vitality with an overall feeling of well being. Likely the longer you take the juice and rid your body of toxins the greater ones health will become.
I would suggest that anyone that is concerned about their health or have any sort of health problem should regularly take the wheat grass juice fresh grown themselves.

Its natural and inexpensive. Ask for the packs of Organically grown wheat grass seed and Ocean Solids at your local garden centre. If they don t have the products ask them to obtain them for you.
I will write more about other gardening uses of Ocean Solids in the articles to come.
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Growing Wheat Grass For Juicing

Many of us are taking a more personal interest in our health these days. Years ago this was not so necessary unless one had a health problem.
Most of us only became concerned if and when a health issue presented itself. Back in those days we had good diets and our food chain was full of goodness and not polluted with the vast array of chemicals we now see.
In fact now days all of our environment and most of the products we use are saturated with new chemicals.
Think about it, all processed food, cleaning agents, makeup, manufactured goods, household items, plastic products, microwaves etc add to the number of chemicals our bodies encounter every day. Some of these appear to have no known effect on our well being, others of them, are known to be Carcinogenic (substance that can cause cancer) according to various researchers.
Add to this hundreds of new chemicals that are being discovered and manufactured every year.
Maybe this is science’s unspoken solution to world over population problems.

Young people have only a passing interest in their general health, likely feeling as we did when younger that we are bullet proof.
People in their later years do have a lot more interest in their personal health. We see this with all the alternative health care givers, health shops, bottled water & gyms.
There is a number of things any of us can do to look after our bodies and keep our health.
A good diet, growing as much as we can of our own home grown vegetables and fruit. Buying more organic type foods which are free of herbicides and pesticides.
Ensuring that our bodies are receiving as many vitamins, minerals, elements and enzymes as possible.
Wheat grass juice is the simple key to this and it will help rid our bodies of toxins, fortify our cells and organs, reducing health problems and helping to overcome existing conditions.

WHAT YOU NEED AND HOW TO GROW: Obtain a bag of Wheat Grass Seed (Organic grown, so free of chemicals) A jar of Ocean Solids, A jar of Simalith and a bottle of MBL.
You can grow in containers and I found the best is the polystrene boxes that are used in the fish and fruit industry measuring about 56 x 42mm and about 23mm deep plus have a lid.
To use them, carefully drill about half a dozen good size holes in the base for drainage and then fill the boxes two thirds full with a good animal manure based compost with a little top soil mixed in. Over this sprinkle the Ocean Solids and Simalith and cover with more compost.
Over this sprinkle the wheat seed fairly thickly so they are just about touching. Cover with a bit more compost and water in with MBL.
(I tried sowing the seeds so thickly that they were touching or on top of each other, not good as the grass grows too spindly and you need a lot more to get the same amount of juice)
Near touching does give sufficient room for each stalk to develop nicely. Place lid over the box which keeps birds or mice from eating the seed.
Check every day and water a little as need be.
It only takes 2-4 days to have a good strike and once this happens remove the lid and cover with a small gauge netting or net curtain to prevent bird damage. Once the grass is up about 3-4 inches then it is safe to remove netting. Place in a situation where its part sun/ part shade during the day. ( a few hours of sun, rest of the time shaded for summer, and all day sun for winter) When the grass is about 6 to 8 inches tall you can start harvesting.
With a sharp pair of scissors cut the grass about an inch above the mix. (It will come again and give you a second cutting later) Cut sufficient grass for one extraction.
The taste is sweetish and does taste like grass. 30 to 40 mls taken on an empty stomach about half an hour before a meal is ideal.
The juice then can go straight into the blood stream to fortify your body.
You can cut and juice any time of the day but I feel mornings are better before breakfast. If you have a health condition you may wish to take the juice twice a day. You can take a greater amount of juice than suggested but work up to it. Regular amounts each day is likely to be better than a larger amount infrequently.
Juice is best taken as soon as available as it will lose its vitality if stored. You can also add the wheat grass to salads or just chew on the grass either swallowing or spitting out the cud.
(The grass chewed and swallowed is high in fibre, so care is needed if you eat a lot of it)
A (Juicer Mk 3) is available for $99.00 phone 0800 466464
Modern electric blade juicers are not good to do wheat grass juicing as they damage the enzymes.
Barley grass can be grown but the taste is more bitter and its a lot harder to obtain organic barley grass seed.
Once your first tray of Wheat Grass has sprouted and up to about the time you can start cutting, is a good time, to put down a second tray.

How many trays you have going at any one time in different stages of growth will depend on how many people you are juicing for.
Two to three trays are likely to be ideal for one person.
5 to 6 trays for two people.
Less than this if you are starting fresh with a tray after the first cutting. Holding trays for the smaller second cut means more trays in use.
More trays maybe needed in winter when growth is slower. Remember to water the trays to prevent them drying out, but try not to overwater.
In winter if germination is slow start off indoors till seeds have sprouted and then move tray outdoors sheltered from frosts.

Do not grow to maturity indoors, in a glasshouse is ok.
There is no need to toss all the compost out to start off a tray for another batch.
Remove the stubble of the wheat grass and roots, shaking back into the box any loose compost. Put more compost on top of what is left to bring the level back up to about two thirds.
Then apply a fresh lot of Simalith and Ocean Solids etc.

CUTTING AND JUICING
When the grass is up to about 6 inches or so you can start cutting and juicing.
Take a bowl and a pair of sharp scissors out to your tray.
Starting at one side, grab a handful of grass while cutting the same off about an inch above the growing medium leaving a stubble.
Place that into the bowl and do another cut till you have sufficient for the juice you require.
About two handfuls will be about right for one person. 3-4 for two people.
You will soon learn with each batch how much you need to cut for the juice you require. Only cut the grass when you are ready to juice and drink.

I use the Mark 3 Juicer as on the web sites above. It has a longer handle making it easier to use.
It comes apart easily to rinse under a hot tap for cleaning.
Assemble the juicer using the tool to tighten the dispatch end screw on nut (anti-clockwise)
Ensure that the large ring washer is in place before screwing this end on.
Screw the turning handle onto the juicer and clamp the unit onto a suitable table with the steel clamper.
The suction clamper is a waste of time, so don't bother with this as the securing clamper.
Place a desert dish under the opposite end from the turning handle. Initially some grass juice will come out this end. Ensure that the catcher tray and wire mesh cover is placed correctly at the handle end as this is where most of the juice will come out.
Take a small clump of grass and place into the top of the unit, turn the handle in a clockwise direction till the grass disappears and the rope of spent grass starts to come out the far end. Add more grass and keep turning.
When the rope of spent grass gets reasonable long, break it off near the outlet.
If you allow it to get too long, it will hit the pool of juice that has built up in the front dish and the juice will be sucked up into the rope, losing it.
Once all the cut grass has been juiced, carefully unscrew the handle and then the metal clamp.
Keeping the unit level, move it over the dish and then tip it so that any juice in the unit will run out the handle end hole, onto the dish.
Gently shake the unit to get any more left.
The juice in the dish then can be added to the collector container with the wire mesh top.
Remove the wire screen and shake a little to get any trapped juice into the container below.
Have small glasses ready, one for each of the people to take the juice.
Pour and divide (if two or more) from the smaller pourer part of the catcher into the glasses.
You can drink straight down the juice, or if you don't mind the taste, hold in the mouth for a few seconds allowing the juice to flow under your tongue. (under the tongue is a fast way also to get substances into your body) Then swallow.

During the mouth holding method, you may wish to do smaller amounts of the 30-40 mls.
Initially it is better to swallow the whole lot in one gulp till you become accustom to the taste.
Fill the small glass with water and drink this to get the residue and remove the after taste if unpleasant for you.
You may like to just have the juice every second day, to start with.
After a few times, then go to the once a day use.
For those with a medical condition you may like to take the juice twice a day.
Always take on an empty stomach, (other than some water to wash down), avoid food and fluids for 20 to 30 minutes. You can start to have a better feelings after a week or two of taking the juice.
I noticed an general improvement within a few days. An increase in strength, vigor and stamina.
Over time further improvements are noticed by reflecting back. Aches and pains may ease, sight may improve, mental abilities may improve and from reading others results, other aspects such as hair colour returning slowly to natural. Better ease of breathing, sleeping better, improvement in sex drive etc.
Over the longer term of years one could find a slowing down of the aging process, a fuller, healthier, longer life, better weight control, more agile and a body that feels years younger than the years its has been in use.
It is logical really that if we give our bodies all the minerals etc it could require then the cells, when they renew themselves, will have all the material that they need to form new cells, likely better than the ones they are replacing.
This would improve all the organs, muscles and bones of the body.
Previous health conditions maybe reduced or even disappear.

It is our right to live to a ripe old age with good health and all our mental facilities functioning correctly.
To enjoy the wisdom and understanding that only many years of experience has provided.
To avoid being a blob that is on constant medication, dependant on the care of others for all our body needs.
I read somewhere that humans should have an average life span of about 120 years and in some mineral rich pockets of the world there are people reaching that sort of age range, without the ills that plague the rest of the world. Hundred year old men fathering children, maybe not be high on our list, but does give an indication of what a mineral rich diet can achieve.
If one can just extend the years of good health one has, then this simple process of growing and juicing is well worthwhile.
The younger one starts taking the juice the better obviously their health will be during their life time.
If you have children or grand children, I would suggest you encourage them to start taking wheat grass juice daily.

BEATING THE HEALTH PROBLEMS OF THIS DAY AND AGE IS A GREAT PERSONAL GOAL.

TO CLEAN THE JUICER
Unscrew the large holding nut using the tool in a clockwise direction, if stiff tap the end of the tool while its holding the locked nut. That will release the tension allow to unscrew by hand.
Once dismantled rinse parts under the hot tap, care not to loose the ring washer. If needed use a brush to remove any residue. After washing pull back the rubber ring on the base as this can fill with water.
Re-assemble without tightening the front nut. Ensure the ring washer is in place.
Store away till next day.
I believe that wheat grass juice is invaluable for good health, stamina and general well being.
I, like others have certainly noticed a difference since taking it daily.

Wally Richards

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Wheat Grass growing kit.

Wheat Grass Kit

The above kit for growing organic wheat grass for juicing comprises of:
One polystrene box with lid (for growing one tray of wheat grass)
A New Healthy Juicer Mark 3,
One 2Kg jar of organic wheat seed,
One 500 ml bottle of Magic Botanic Liquid,
One 1300 gram jar of Ocean Solids,
one 1 Kg jar of Simalith Rock Dust and instructions for growing and juicing.

The price of the kit delivered to your home in New Zealand is $160.00.

phone us on 0800 466464 to order.

Garden Boxes

The attached photo shows the garden box area (wheat grass, mesclin, rocket, radish, cress etc) that I have developed largely as a result of ideas from your book.
Geoff

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