The Joy of Zinnias – Edible Backyard

The Joy of Zinnias at Edible Backyard NZ Organic Garden Training

This Month

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...]

December In The Vegie Patch

What a charming spring we've had! Untimely cold snaps and prolonged wet periods have a big impact - rust and other delightful fungi explode and growth slows. It's a boo when … [Read More...]

November In The Vegie Patch

I love November because Asparagus and Broadbeans are in it. Two of my favourites! Together! At the same time!  Here's my asparagus patch - my pride and joy. Make sure you read … [Read More...]


Sharing The Gift Of Food Gardening With Our Kids

November brings a delightful task my way - judging vegie gardens for our local Ag day. I love chatting with kids about their gardens - what they've discovered and created, what … [Read More...]

Elderflower Cordial

The elderflowers are in! There's great excitement in our house because everyone loves elderflower cordial! Such an amazing tree - for coughs and colds there's nothing like … [Read More...]

Roast Cauliflower Salad with Prune and Honey Dressing

Casting about for fresh and easy ways to use the last of my winter cauli's, I found this delicious recipe in the GOOD magazine (Nov/ Dec 2015, issue #45). Such fabulous recipes in … [Read More...]