Be in to win an Ezidry Electric Food Dehydrator!

Congratulations to Kerrianne Lancaster for winning the Food Dehydrator! “I am always hooked into your newsletter by your use of key words that speak to me: smarten up, slow&steady, little&often” Check out this awesome giveaway from Country Trading. A brand new, NZ made, Ezidry Food Dehydrator. Wow! One of you is going to be oh so lucky. To […]

Smarten up your act and use the edge

Today I’m giving a shout out to the forgotten edge. Most often assigned to a life of weed-eating and fussing about, edges bring a golden opportunity and done well can save you a heap of work. Put the edges of your gardens/ fences/ structures to good use and plant them up – fill them with […]

Orange, Honey, Yoghurt cake

When you grow all your fresh food, you’re too busy for fancy stuff. If, like me, you’re busy and love cake with your cuppa you need one bowl cakes. I’ve kissed a few frogs in pursuit of the ultimate easy + yummy + a bit healthy cake – promises often under deliver. This cake though […]

Slow and steady November

Little and often is my garden mantra. Little and often plantings bring a little and often harvest. So useful for keeping belly’s full in the most nourishing of ways. And nicely doable for the gardener. The benefits stretch out to the kitchen where little and often preserving (as opposed to massive autumn missions), makes for […]

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 […]

Pumpkin, Melon + Kumara – hurrah!

Action stations my gardening friends! Block yourself out as much garden time as you can manage this month. You’ll find me toe deep in soil every weekend. Summer goodies need to well and truly get underway. Sow seed and prep beds (I cant imagine life without my Forksta!) for long term crops like pumpkin, melon and […]