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 […]

November In The Vegie Patch

I love November because Asparagus and Broadbeans are in it. Two of my favourites! Together! At the same time!  Here’s my asparagus patch – my pride and joy. Make sure you read to the end of the post because I’ve made a little bonus video for you. The November Weather/ Soil Watch November’s weather is […]

November in the Vegie Patch

Every garden has it’s own microclimate, and the better you understand yours, the better your garden be. My bid to slow down the summer-crop-planting-rush, is to get you pondering these two things – your micro climate, and the needs of your crops. At some point these two things will meet – the climate and the […]

Winning the war on weeds

November is the weedy season. The combination of warming soils and spring rain make it so. I know it’s a soul destroying job with the same repetitive, recurring vibe housework has. But (unlike housework) weeding is really important. Weeds will nick off with the fertility and moisture you’ve so carefully crafted to feed and nourish […]