How To Plant And Prune New Fruit Tree’s

Shelter trees, deciduous fruit trees and feijoas a go!, it’s time to get planting. Apart from citrus and subtropicals that is. It makes no sense to put their heat loving feet into freezing ground. If you live somewhere frost free and mild (eg: the winter-less north) then do it, for the rest of us, its […]

How To Grow An Avocado: Fruit Of The Gods!

Growing a good suppy of avocado’s for the team has long been my dream, but they’ve been a tough nut to crack. In part because they’re fussy blighters, and in part because of where I live. While the foothills of the Tararua’s isn’t the perfect location, it is – I have learned – doable (as […]

June in the Vegie Patch and Gardening Smarter (Not harder)

Greetings all, Even though its chilly out, thoughts of hibernation couldn’t be further from my mind! Take away the the intensive gardening and harvesting of spring through autumn, and I’m freed up to play. Winter provides a window in which I can indulge the improvements I’ve been marinating on over summer. The big one, the […]

Citrus, Strawberries and new Fruit Trees

Citrus trees are for sale in supermarkets and garden centres. I encourage you to think a little before buying in. Citrus love warmth (tiny wee baby ones more so) therefore it makes no sense to me to plant them out when we are coming into the coldest part of year. Late spring/ early summer is […]