September In The Raspberry Patch

If you haven’t already pruned your raspberries then move it to the top of your priority list! Here are my summer fruiters – pruned, tied and ready to get their grow on. If you need help, here’s my How To Prune Raspberries post. September Berry Care Weed beneath your berries – a good job 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 […]

Spring Disease: Managing Fungus

By far and away the most common cause of garden disease is airborne fungi and the mild moist conditions of spring set the scene for primary infections of rust, black spot, leaf curl, shot hole, brown rot and other fungal delights. As I write this it’s raining and cool, the kind of conditions that strike […]

August in the Vegie Patch

August Garden Tasks Your Pre-Spring Seed Sowing Check List Ain’t it great when seeds and seedlings are back! Clean your seedtrays. Just use water and a stiff scrubbing brush, then leave them out in the sun. Once upon a time I would have rolled my eyes at such advice, thinking it over fussy, prissy. It […]