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 bellies 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 […]

Easy-as Alternatives to Weed Spray

Here are simple, integrated alternatives to herbicide. I hope you use these ideas at home, at school and in your community this spring and forever more. Salt Salt is the answer to your driveway weeds. No plant survives beneath a dollop of salt! Salt is also useful along hard edges, under the letterbox, along the […]

Organic Seed Raising and Potting Mix for Sale

This is my lovely niece Meg. She’s selling certified organic seed raising and potting mix in Kapiti/ Horowhenua. It’s recycled from Prana Greens. It’s been used once to grow organic microgreens in. There’s plenty of goodness left in it as the microgreens aren’t in for long and they’re not at all demanding. Meg bags it […]

Spring into Summer + Clever Ways with Weeds

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 spare moment. Summer goodies need to well and truly get underway. Sow seed and prep beds (I can’t imagine life without my Forksta!) for long term crops like pumpkin, melon […]