Summer in The Chookyard

Chooks don’t sweat. Imagine that in this heat! To make up for this fact you need to provide them with shade (and don’t skimp on it) summer through autumn. Mine get to live under natives down the back until winter when I bring them back to do greenhouse clean up duties. For healthy chooks through […]

How To Prune & Delateral Tomatoes

A single leader tomato is a fine thing. Easy to stake. Easy to pick. Easy to spot pests. Easy to spray. Plenty of airflow and sun for good health. The goal is a nice balance of foliage and fruits – a little heavier on the fruit side is my preference. To this end, once flower […]

Berry Cheesecake Pots

Creamy berry goodness. Not too rich and not too sweet, but rich enough and sweet enough that you don’t feel ripped off… it’s pudding right! The Base 60g almonds (or any nut) 20g melted coconut oil or butter 1 Tblspn honey Whizz the nuts up into a crumb. Mix with coconut oil and honey and […]

November In The Vegie Patch & Wondermesh

I love November because Asparagus and Broadbeans are in it. Two of my favourites! Together! At the same time! The November Weather/ Soil Watch Is summer really coming? At the risk of jinxing it – it feels like it. NIWA are predicting warmer temperatures and settled weather in our neck of the woods and so […]