Bring On The Kumara

  It’s time to get your kumara shoots (tupu or slips) underway. Yes, you can buy shoots, but it’s better to grow your own, you’ll love them more! Anyway, it’s easy, too easy to spend money on, truly it is. In case you’re wondering – kumara shoots (pictured above), are the equivalent of a seedling […]

September In The Vegie Patch + The Berry Patch + Spuds In Buckets

So much cool stuff to do in the food garden at the mo, so much prettiness to soak up and enjoy. In the Vegie Patch Plant out celery, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, kale, silverbeet, parsley, salads, onions, leeks, potatoes. Direct sow carrots, rocket, kohlrabi, beetroot, turnip, parsnip, rocket, chicory, endive, spinach, mesclun, miners lettuce, corn […]

3 Ways To Banging Soil

What are the three top contributors to amazing soil… after chasing my tail for a bit and going round in a circle (when you reach the beginning again, you know you’ve won), I found my number 1, and it’s Air. Air Air is where it’s at. Air is necessary for soil life and big, resilient […]

August in the Vegie Patch

Seed sowing time rolls round again Ain’t it great when seeds and seedlings are back! Here’s your pre spring check list Clean your seedtrays. Just use water and a stiff scrubbing brush, then leave them out in the sun. Once upon a time I would have rolled my eyes at such advice, thinking it over […]