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 […]

April In The Vegie Patch

When to Call it Quits Winter draws ever closer, and tough choices need to be made. Do you have enough room for all your winter crops or does something have to give. Is it time for summer crops to go? And time is of the essence people, anytime soon the weather will turn and the […]

The Pip Test – How To Tell When Apples Are Ready

Plums, peaches and apricots are so good (especially home grown and fresh off the tree), but the top of my list, my favourite of all – are the pips. Nashis, pears and apples – oh lala! Knowing when they are ready is a thing. First up, have an expectation of harvest date. Look it up, […]

A Different Kind Of Harvest

Here is my one climbing bean. Hilarious! I’d given up on the climbers – they kept rotting in all the rain, so I grew dwarf beans in the greenhouse instead. I discovered one-bean when I went to remove the climbing frame. Such determination – I couldn’t possibly pull it out!  I wonder how much of […]