Make your summer garden better

Gardens go up a gear in December – plants, seeds, weeds, pests, the good and bad. Everything starts to zoom along. Keep everything in top health and pests epidemics at bay with a daily garden walk. Sort stuff there and then. If done daily, it’s easy little stuff – little weeds, little pests, little bits […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring Consults, Fruitful Tips + Fungus Alert!

Consults are back! I’ve had my break and recovered my mojo. I’m here for you Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti and when it suits Wellington. Though I love you Wellington – you were my beginning after all, you don’t need me. Good, local permaculturists abound – check out Linea from Edible Oasis. As for Hawke’s Bay, it was […]