September In the Vegie Patch

September’s plate is refreshingly green – saladings, celery, parsley, silverbeet, kale, cabbage, nettle, fennel, cabbage, brussels, broccoli and if you are lucky asparagus too. All these cleansing greens come just at the right time to clean our bodies out of stews and puds. (Think of it like doing an oil change on your car) Fresh […]

Winter in the Herb Garden with Ali

As I am writing this we have had our first real day of winter, brrrgh!! Time for the winter warming herbs that heat us up from the inside and take away that chilled to the bone feeling.My favourites are those that are most available to me: Ginger, Garlic, Kawa kawa and Horopito. Best warming spices […]

June in the Vegie Patch

Not much doing in the garden from now, so take the chance to reflect. Pausing to ponder keeps you on track for an easy to manage food garden. Without that pause you’ll just go on bashing your way through, expending twice as much energy as you need. So stop. Think for a minute. How is […]

May in the Vegie Patch

Many of you have teased me for my love of planning (you know who you are, and my secret hope is to convert you all), but a bit of organisation in the food garden goes a long way. Right now I’m reaping the rewards of my forward planning – as my summer crops come to […]