February in the vegie patch

Summer has been an up and down affair in Horowhenua. To be fair it’s not that unusual in our neck of the woods. For us, summer proper generally starts when school goes back. The thing is to match what you plant and sow in your vegie patch to the season that you are having. If its […]

How to sort + store onions

Sorting your crops into good keepers and bad keepers is key to long storage. Old fashioned smarts! Separating the ones that don’t keep from the ones that do, stops rot spreading cause one bad apple really does spoil the bunch. Find out which onion is a keeper (or not) with this simple test. Hold the […]

My top 10 healthy chook essentials

Keeping chooks in good nick is a matter of pride don’t you think. A vibrant comb, bright eyed + alert, productive + a bit cheeky – this is how we want our chooks to roll. The thing is chooks are really vulnerable to parasites – internal and external when in captivity, so today I want […]

January In The Vegie Patch + Autumn Crops A Go Go

3 months until Autumn hits! At the risk of not being present to summer – let’s think about dinner in Autumn. Let’s get some new stuff planted to keep your vegie patch abundant. Not in an excessive, big mission way, but a regular, little way. January is an opportunity to extend our summer crops. To […]