November In The Vegie Patch & Wondermesh

I love November because Asparagus and Broadbeans are in it. Two of my favourites! Together! At the same time! The November Weather/ Soil Watch Is summer really coming? At the risk of jinxing it – it feels like it. NIWA are predicting warmer temperatures and settled weather in our neck of the woods and so […]

How To Plant Kumara Shoots

Now that the shoots are 20cm or so its time for them to leave mum and go make their own babies. Planting time is upon us! Get yourself ready with a small bucket of weak seaweed or fish or comfrey solution. Tip the sandbox out carefully so as not to break any of the new […]

A Useful, Yet Oh So Beautiful Herbal Border

A food garden is a cooperative happening. The gardener, the soil, the weather (lets not forget the weather!) and the companions. Those companions are the icing on the cake – they bring it altogether. Today is all about them, specifically herbs, and how irreplaceable they are in your food garden (not to mention your life). […]

Homemade Mulch

And by mulch I mean any old thing, don’t go mortgaging your house for fancy store bought stuff. In the absence of garden waste (which I find hard to believe – there are always things to prune or weed) there will be an old blanket lurking in the shed, a daggy jersey he’ll never miss, […]