How to Sow a Greencrop

Last week Helen wrote me asking (among other things), how to sow a greencrop. How remiss of me to have never written this up – given as I adore greencrops to bits. So thanks for reminding me Helen – this one’s for you. First up we must ready our ground. The main thing is there […]

A simple test for soil moisture

One of my most oft asked questions is “How much should I water?” The amount of water required in your garden is unique to your soil and your climate, so it’s a question I cannot possibly answer. You, however, can answer it yourself by doing this quick and easy test before you water. No kit […]

Don’t Mow – Let It Grow!

Once the kids have gone and cricket games are no longer you may wish to pause and ponder the usefulness of your lawn. If no compelling reason other than tidiness comes to mind, let me suggest you plant it up or let it go. Either way you’re adding to your homegrown mulch stash, improving the […]

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 […]