October In The Vegie Patch

October is when seed raising peaks. It makes it easier, this busyness, when you know it’s just for a short burst. It settles down again come December when all the long term crops are well and truly in and we go back to little and often sowing for continuity of supply. There’s a bit of […]

Grow Your Own Peach Tree

The peach trees are sprouting! Save stones from your favourite peach this summer and grow them on for your very own, hardy little peach (or apricot) tree. This is an awesome thing to do in schools. Choose a peach that’s ripe in term time, hardy and leaf curl free. A real treat for kids to […]

September In The Vegie Patch

So much cool stuff to do in the food garden at the mo. So much prettiness to soak up and enjoy. I am out there every spare moment! In the Vegie Patch Take your cropping success next level and check your soil temperature before planting or sowing anything. Align your crop choices with it. Nature is […]

How to grow kumara shoots

The journey to a boomer crop of kumara begins with shoots or tipu. Start them growing now, in early spring. The shoots are grown on a kumara, and this kumara is so special its called the mother. Choose your mother with care. Select a firm, organically grown kumara with no rots. She doesn’t need to […]