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 […]

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 fruit trees. I thin because thinning looks after my trees. It lightens their load. (I love the thought of a benevolent being […]

How To Plant Kumara Shoots

Now that the shoots are 20cm or so its time for them to leave mum and go make their own babies. Planting time is upon us! Get yourself ready with a small bucket of weak seaweed or fish or comfrey solution. Tip the sandbox out carefully so as not to break any of the new […]

October In The Vegie Patch + Bed Preps + A Video

October checklist and things to do Get your zucchini, cucumber, pumpkin, corn, tomato and pepper beds ready to grow. These are all heavy feeders and need rotten manure, compost, seaweed – that kind of business.  Add it now, so the soil can incorporate and percolate – all ready to plant later in the month. Be […]