The Joy of Zinnias – Edible Backyard

The Joy of Zinnias at Edible Backyard NZ Organic Garden Training

Upcoming Events

  1. The Abundant Vegie Patch Christchurch

    May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. The Abundant Vegie Patch Westcoast

    May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Month

How To Tell When Apples Are Ready To Harvest

Plums, peaches and apricots are so good (especially home grown and fresh off the tree), but the top of my list, my favourite of all - are the pips. Nashis, pears and apples - oh … [Read More...]

March In The Vegie Patch

Autumn is here and once the nights start cooling off the soil will soon follow. Those cooler temps slow growth right down. May plantings will take much longer to mature than April … [Read More...]

Learn Your Land (And While You Do, Go Temporary)

When we arrived here we set up temporary fencing to keep the pigs in. Those temporary fences bought us time. Time to figure out how the grazing would work in with all the other … [Read More...]


Let There Be Light!

A quick 'n easy Autumn job for you today! Help your pumpkins, squash, peppers, aubergines and tomatoes ripen up by trimming back that wild jungle of leaves. Let the light beam … [Read More...]

Hurrah, An Open Day!

We fling our gates open on the 25th March 10am - 1pm, for our Autumn Open Day. Click here for all the info.  Come along - take a load off, relax! Enjoy the fruit and the flowers … [Read More...]

What To Do When Citrus Loose Their Leaves

Oh the grief! My once glorious lime, provider of bounteous fruits winter through spring, has defoliated. It was the endless rain that did it. The final straw, 120mm of rain in 5 … [Read More...]