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A Guide to Fat Yams

Yams (oca) are such a fabulous crop – both leaf and tuber are edible, they’re easy care and problem free. There are but two negatives They’re in the ground for ages (8 months or so). Use edges, wild areas or containers if there isn’t room in your garden. They’re prone to providing a gazillion itty […]

April In The Vegie Patch

Winter draws ever closer, and tough choices need to be made. Do you have enough room for all your winter crops or does something have to give. Is it time for summer crops to go? And time is of the essence people, the nights are cooling and mornings are dewy. Those cool nights set the […]

December In The Vegie Patch

I began my food growing journey up Otaki Gorge, living down the drive from some of the best people you’ll find anywhere – Ray and Joan Moffat. Joan had a beautiful but practical garden and I learned many great things working alongside her. The value of vigorous self seeders, the importance of ground-covers in the […]

November In The Vegie Patch

The best thing about November is that Asparagus and Broadbeans are in it. Two of my favourites! Together! At the same time! Finding the perfect planting moment. Every garden has it’s own microclimate, and the better you understand yours, the better your garden be. And when your micro climate, and the needs of your crops meet […]