February In The Vegie Patch

New Zealand is playing the game of two halves. We are split into the wet and cool, and the hot and parched. Use your smarts and match your February plantings to the weather. If its cold and soggy plant zucchini in a tyre loaded with compost – gets it warm and above the wet, maybe […]

Easy Peasy Saladings

Salad is my great love. Because I need at least one daily bowl and because I jam alot into each day – I’ve got salad growing down to a fine art. Here’s my easy peasy direct sown salads. The method I’m sharing today is for looseleaf lettuce, not hearting ones. Looseleaf sown thickly creates a […]

Midsummer sowings

A mid summer sown row of dwarf beans and a zucchini are just what the doctor ordered to keep your garden ticking over. They’ll both be ready in a few months time – give or take – to land you with a most useful March harvest. Broccoli, sown now, is also useful come Autumn. Tray […]

December In The Vegie Patch

What a charming spring we’ve had! Untimely cold snaps and prolonged wet periods have a big impact – rust and other delightful fungi explode and growth slows. It’s a boo when stuff doesn’t grow well, don’t I know it. But don’t be blue! Shake it off! If you wonder why, the flop crops will help […]