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 – A Talk, Wanaka

    May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. The Abundant Vegie Patch Westcoast

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

This Month

April In The Vegie Patch

When to Call it Quits Winter draws ever closer, and tough choices need to be made. Do you have enough room for all your winter crops or does something have to give. Is it time for … [Read More...]

I’m Coming To Christchurch, Wanaka And The Beautiful Westcoast!

So many kind offers to host the Abundant Vegie Patch workshop - wonderful people, I thank you all. Since a workshop roadie is a new thing for me, I've chosen but a few. Picking … [Read More...]

The Pip Test – How To Tell When Apples Are Ready

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...]


Fried Green Tomatoes

A crunchy fried morsel, with a tangy gooey middle. If you haven't already met - let me introduce you to one of my favourite things... Fried Green Tomatoes For one good sized, … [Read More...]

When To Harvest Kumara, Perfectly Ripe Pumpkins and Early Garlic

When To Harvest Kumara My kumara aren't huge this year (that's what happens when summer doesn't arrive). I've had a poke around in the soil and there appears to be a higher rate … [Read More...]

Let There Be Light!

With shrinking daylight and dewy ground it's a good idea to check how the air flows and the light shines in your vegie patch. Grab your seceteurs and go for a slash and mulch … [Read More...]