January in the Vegie Patch

I am over-joyed to find delicious dirt beneath the mulch after all these hot days! Dark, damp, wormy and smelling fine. It’s good nick has alot to do with the often topped up layer of organic matter (mulch) spread over it. Keeps the soil life fed and housed and multiplying. Mulch is your weapon against […]

January in the Vegie Patch

To get the best out of all that hard-won fertility in your vegie patch you want to make sure that as your summer crops wind up, another lot of something takes over. Yes, it’s that scary “planning” word! Go on, I dare you – look ahead. What do you want to be eating this autumn? […]

January in the Vegie Patch

The summer vegie patch is a feast for the senses – bold colours, fragrance and lots of produce. Hang out and watch all the beneficial insects working your flowers and your pests – nature is awesome. I hope your garlic is up. Don’t let the leaves dry off as a lot of books and mags […]

January is Citrus Feeding Time!

It’s citrus feeding time! Especially important for those of you in the lower half of the North Island (or anywhere that’s marginal for citrus) to give new seedlings a good old leg up. Get them growing strong while the weather is warm, so they are bigger and bolder for when they need to take on […]