December In The Vegie Patch

I began my food growing journey up Otaki Gorge, living down the drive from some of the best people you’ll find anywhere – Ray and Joan Moffat. Joan had a beautiful but practical garden and I learned many great things working alongside her. The value of vigorous self seeders, the importance of ground-covers in the […]

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 […]

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 […]