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Spring in the Greenhouse

It's mid spring in the greenhouse and no bare soil remains. Once the heat starts, so too the pressure on the soil so I keep things healthy with a mixed living mulch. Apart from … [Read More...]

October In The Vegie Patch

October is when seed raising peaks. It makes it easier, this busyness, when you know it's just for a short burst. It settles down again come December when all the long term crops … [Read More...]

Plant Citrus, Prune Tamarillos and Feed your Fruit Trees

Citrus and Subtropical Planting Time is Here! Years ago I read an article by Russel Fransham from Subtropica that advocated delaying planting of citrus and subtropicals until … [Read More...]

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Leaf Curl

Leaf curl will be showing up in your stonefruit about now - spring being the season of fungi. Here's my all round approach to managing fun-guys. It’s too late to do anything now … [Read More...]

How To Deal with Garlic Rust

Despite all my good preps, my garlic succumbed to rust. Aggghhhh! I've been a proud garlic grower for 23 years. Kilo braids were my summer pocket money when the girls were … [Read More...]

Grapefruit Yoghurt Syrup Cake

Tis the season of citrus (have you made your marmalade?). Everything coming out of the kitchen has citrus in it - hot grapefruit and honey drink, lemon tumeric ginger drink, lemon … [Read More...]

Spring at Edible Backyard

Tui sitting high amongst the pink blossoms in the orchard - Edible Backyard