Pruning Cuts Explained + How To Prune Feijoas

Before you prune anything, I want you to understand two types of pruning cuts. What a difference to your fruit trees when you give up heading and get thinning! Excerpt from ” Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide“ Two Types of Pruning Cuts Thinning is the removal of a whole shoot or branch, taking it […]

Butternut stuffed with beans and sage

This delicious easy meal comes from Shared Kitchen, the blog of kiwi chef, Julie Buiso. As well as being a mine of foody info, shes passionate about the same things I am – real, fresh, whole food. And she’s so sparkly. Such a joy! 1 butternut pumpkin1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, […]

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 […]