The Joy of Zinnias – Edible Backyard

The Joy of Zinnias at Edible Backyard NZ Organic Garden Training

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This Month

February In The Vegie Patch

New Zealand is playing the game of two halves. We are split into the wet and cool, and the hot and parched. Use your smarts and match your February plantings to the weather. If its … [Read More...]

When Summer Doesn’t Come, Make A Plan B

To cheer myself up last week, I lit the bonfire while I gardened. It was such a gloomy day. It was mid summer, and I was gardening in jeans. The fire lifted my spirits. For … [Read More...]

How To Thin Fruit (And Why You Need To)

For top quality fruit and a better performing tree - thin your fruit this month! Thinning removes the excess to improve the remainder - and it's a lovely job, so peaceful among the … [Read More...]


Lemon Verbena Syrup Cake

When skies are grey and you need some cheer - make cake. This tangy sweet delicious number will warm the cockles of your heart. This recipe is from The Cooks Herb Garden by Mary … [Read More...]

Easy Peasy Saladings

Salad is my great love. Because I need at least one daily bowl and because I jam alot into each day - I've got salad growing down to a fine art. Here's my easy peasy direct sown … [Read More...]

Midsummer sowings

A mid summer sown row of dwarf beans and a zucchini are just what the doctor ordered to keep your garden ticking over. They'll both be ready in a few months time - give or take - … [Read More...]