An autumn compost is a strong start to a spring bed

I love a quick job with big outcomes – autumn compost piles are just that. They’re easily put together, followed by put your feet up and let nature do the work. Use them as a spray free, no sweat, most excellent way to begin a new spring garden bed – read on! Autumn is heaven […]

Homemade Chilli Flakes

These are one of the easiest, but most useful preserves ever. I mean how useful are chilli flakes! For simple electricity + appliance free dried chillis, simply string them up. Thread a needle and poke it through the meaty bit by the stalk. Hang them away from sunlight. For a jar of home grown, next […]

May In The Vegie Patch + Strawberries + Asparagus

Things To Do In The Vegie Patch This Month Leave nothing bare! Soil prefers to be growing stuff – a crop or greencrop preferably. If weeds is what you’ve got and you’re just too busy – then let it be weeds. Yes, truly – weeds! Roots keep your soil happening. When you get around to […]

Boost your fruit trees this autumn

Leaves are turning gold and starting to fall, marking the end of a cycle of growth and the beginning of another as the leaf donates its goodness back to earth. All those tiny openings left by detached leaves makes it a prime time to get a biological (or copper if that’s what’s needed), spray on. […]

Pruning Workshops, Chilli Flakes and Easy Spring Prep

Fruitful rewards and freedom from pruning woes! I’ve got you covered with x3 “How to Prune Fruit Tree” workshops this June. The Wellington workshop on June 8th is proving to be most popular – nearly full up! There are x2 workshops at my place – one on 15th June, and the lucky last on 27 […]

Fodda Fertiliser Giveaway!

This giveaway s now closed …. we have a winner!! Tracey Scott – congradulations! A bag of Fodda coming your way. Here’s a fertiliser that I’m thinking is pretty fine. So fine I’m giving a shout out to you guys about it, and the chance to win yourself a 5kg bag! Fodda is a heart […]