The Joy of Zinnias – Edible Backyard

The Joy of Zinnias at Edible Backyard NZ Organic Garden Training

This Month

April In The Vegie Patch

Keep January planted beans, zucchini, tomatoes and cucumbers crops jogging along with a daily harvest - don't let energy get wasted on the big old bean at the bottom! A daily … [Read More...]

Testing Apples For Ripeness + A Super Helpful Calendar

One of my most asked questions is "How do I know when apples/plums/ pears are ripe?" I remember wondering that too. The realisation that harvesting required as much knowledge as … [Read More...]

Autumn crops, Citrus care + Comfort stew

Though this crazy, horrible time is unsettling, its woken the world up to what you and I have always known - a well-supplied home food garden is the very essence of health + home. … [Read More...]


The Shellout Bean Harvest + A Comforting Bean Stew

This years collection of shellout beans The shellout beans are harvested and dried. Those jars of pretty beans in the pantry are my most satisfying … [Read More...]

Boost Citrus + Prep for New Citrus Trees

Young mandarins looking fat and sassy A bit of love and attention directed at citrus trees right now, supports new fruits to turn into glorious adult … [Read More...]

Time Out

I am shutting up shop for the next few months. Those of you booked in for consults, workshops and tours have by now received the news. Thank you all for your … [Read More...]