How Much Space Do Your Fruit Trees Need?

One of the cool things about my job, is popping round to your place to nut you out a garden plan. As well as planning and sketching, I do a bit of trouble shooting. And there’s this one bit of trouble that comes up at nearly every one of these visits. This one thing I’m […]

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 […]