Spring in the Organic Vegie Patch

Spring into action! Come and join me for a morning in the garden, a bit of cake and a cup of coffee. A great chance to see what you can be doing in your own vegetable garden right now.

asparagusSpring diary (September, October, November) 
Wander the vegie patch and potager and learn how to get ready for summer, prepare your spring beds and look after your asparagus plot.

Know your crops 
Spring peas, nourishing spring greens (puha, kale, endive, collards, mache), how to grow juicy beetroot, get ready for potatoes, early beans under cloches, companion flowers for summer, extend the season with greenhouse and/or cloches.

Spring pests
Organic solutions for slugs and aphids.

September 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Cancellation Policy
Workshops are non refundable or transferable – feel free to send someone in your place. Minimum of 8 students required for each workshop to go ahead – you will be fully refunded should your workshop be cancelled.



  1. Hello Kathy

    What a choice web site you have!

    Jane Inge has suggested I contact you for suggestions/help.

    I have bought a property at Toby’s Way Waikanae Beach North. I wish to plant the back lawn as an orchard at least around the edges. I had in mind feijoa, persimmon, pomegranate, fig, tree tamarillo – citrus to go somewhere along the front drive.
    My neighbour’s trees shelter the back area from the westerly winds. Is my ‘orchard’ idea just pie in the sky?


    • No orchard idea is pie in the sky! I hope you have met up with the greenest neighbourhood group operating in your neighbourhood – they will be a wealth of help and information for you. Tamarillo, fig and citrus will enjoy the extra heat at the beach, just make sure they wont be living where there is sitting frost. Citrus, Persimmon, Fejoa and Tamarillo will need lots of lovely compost at their feet to do well and make sure they don’t dry out. The fig however will be happy as with all that warmth and freedrainage. Pomegranate may be slightly optimistic, but its good to have a play! The key to successful plants is right plant right plant. Happy growing Kath