Archives for September 2014

October in the Vegie Patch

Following on from our successional planting chat last month, this photo shows successional planting jazzed up with a bit of interplanting. Instead of waiting for the bed to be empty before planting out the new crop, I’ve planted the new crop out among the old one. This photo is taken in the greenhouse. The dwarf […]

How to feed and mulch your fruit trees

The fruit trees are at their sweetest at this time of year – the promise of a harvest in the bees supping on the pretty blossoms. Are the bees in your fruit trees? The early plums are setting fruit already, the later ones still blossoming; and here come the pips – the buds are on […]

How to grow your own kumara shoots

It’s time to get your kumara shoots (tupu or slips) underway. Yes you can buy shoots, but it’s better to grow your own, you’ll love them more! Anyway it’s easy, too easy to spend money on, truly it is. (Incase you’re wondering – kumara shoots are the equivalent of a seedling or seed – they’re […]