Eke Out The Water – Embrace The Shade

Lizards, chilli peppers and tomatoes are heat lovers. They adore the sun beating down on them. The rest of us, not so! In the baking heat we sweat, plants transpire = energy and water loss. Though we don’t visibly wilt as does a plant, we can relate to those flaccid leaves!  Shade mitigates both losses, […]

Break The Pest Cycle

The heat, all that tasty food, a bit of plant stress = pests! Here are two ways to bust inside that egg-larvae-adult-sex-birth cycle, and keep numbers down. 1. A Daily Harvest So simple, so obvious – harvest daily. Get out every morning with your bowl and remove the newly ripe. What a difference! Berries for […]

How To Grow An Avocado: Fruit Of The Gods!

Growing a good suppy of avocado’s for the team has long been my dream, but they’ve been a tough nut to crack. In part because they’re fussy blighters, and in part because of where I live. While the foothills of the Tararua’s isn’t the perfect location, it is – I have learned – doable (as […]

I’ve Got Vouchers!

For a seemingly small thing, its been a team effort to make these vouchers – Steve’s beautiful art, Ray’s design and Anna’s computer wizardy. And now here they are, Edible Backyard gift vouchers for you to share with your loved ones. We’ve got all sorts of vouchers on the go A garden tour voucher. A […]