South Island Workshops And Pruning Lessons In June

How To Prune Fruit Trees June 17 is my “How To Prune Fruit Tree’s” workshop. Small fruit trees = orcharding happiness! Those of you with young trees are well placed for this to happen. Training them while they’re bendy and young is the ticket. That sweet innocence doesn’t last for long – and before you […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

A crunchy fried morsel, with a tangy gooey middle. If you haven’t already met – let me introduce you to one of my favourite things… Fried Green Tomatoes For one good sized, green tomato 1 egg 1/4 cup of flour 1/4 cup of dried breadcrumbs. My favourite for this (and just about everything else), are […]

When To Harvest Kumara, Perfectly Ripe Pumpkins and Early Garlic

When To Harvest Kumara My kumara aren’t huge this year (that’s what happens when summer doesn’t arrive). I’ve had a poke around in the soil and there appears to be a higher rate of smalls than usual, a few average size tubers and next to no big ones. There may be surprises lurking – only […]

Let There Be Light!

With shrinking daylight and dewy ground it’s a good idea to check how the air flows and the light shines in your vegie patch. Grab your seceteurs and go for a slash and mulch mission to open everything up. Help your pumpkins, squash, peppers, aubergines and tomatoes ripen up by trimming back that wild jungle […]