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This Month

July In The Vegie Patch

These root crops were sown late autumn and the reason they're growing like little rockets is because they're cosy beneath a cloche. That plastic skin has warmed the soil to 13°, … [Read More...]

How To Prune Raspberries

You'll get the best out of your raspberries with a winter prune - bigger fruits, less disease and easier picking. For Red Raspberries That Fruit In Summer Year 1 The new canes … [Read More...]

To Copper Spray, Or Not?

Cankers, oozing sap, fruit scab, fruit rot, leaf spots, leaf curl or mildew are all signs bacteria or fungus are ruling the roost in your orchard. Today, I want to look at two ways … [Read More...]


Pruning Tips + Pruning Video + Book News

https://youtu.be/6rAy3SJs9SY Last month I promised you the new and improved version of "A Beginners Guide To Pruning", and now I have to un-promise. It is not ready. My time has … [Read More...]

How To Plant Fruit Trees (And Bravely Prune Them)

Put a $10 tree in a $20 hole! Dig Dig a 20 litre hole If you are on clay, puncture the bottom of your hole by pushing your garden fork in as far as it will go If you … [Read More...]

The Perfect Raspberry Frame

This here is the raspberry frame I wish I'd made. Seeing it in action the summer after we'd built ours was bad luck for us, but hopefully not too late for you! Create two … [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