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Upcoming Events

  1. October Open Day + “Fruitful Fruit Tree’s” Talk

    October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  2. The Abundant Vegie Patch, Helensville

    October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Bountiful Soil – SOLD OUT! – Garden Marlborough 2017

    November 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This Month

Bring On The Kumara

  It’s time to get your kumara shoots (tupu or slips) underway. Yes, you can buy shoots, but it’s better to grow your own, you’ll love them more! Anyway, it’s easy, too … [Read More...]

September In The Vegie Patch + The Berry Patch + Spuds In Buckets

So much cool stuff to do in the food garden at the mo, so much prettiness to soak up and enjoy. In the Vegie Patch Plant out celery, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, kale, … [Read More...]

3 Ways To Banging Soil

What are the three top contributors to amazing soil... after chasing my tail for a bit and going round in a circle (when you reach the beginning again, you know you've won), I … [Read More...]


Bountiful Spring

My Spring In The Vegie Patch workshop has had a facelift! I've chucked in citrus + fruit trees + lunch! As per usual it'll be full on ... inspiration plus :) Here's The Low … [Read More...]

In The Chookyard – Dustbath, Fresh Ground + A Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVE3TSNHX68   Fresh Ground Where are your chickens hanging out at the mo? I hope they're not on muddy, bare ground... Unless your chooks … [Read More...]

Get Your Greenhouse Ready Set To Grow

I love this bit - the getting-set-up-to-grow bit, as much as I do the growing. Prepping the soil, working out whats growing where, building frames... it's good work. Besides which, … [Read More...]

Garden Books for NZ Food Growers


The Joy of Zinnias – Edible Backyard

The Joy of Zinnias at Edible Backyard NZ Organic Garden Training