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 […]

3 Ways To Banging Soil

What are the three top contributors to amazing soil… after chasing my tail for a bit and going round in a circle (when you reach the beginning again, you know you’ve won), I found my number 1, and it’s Air. Air Air is where it’s at. Air is necessary for soil life and big, resilient […]

The Charms of Chickweed

At this time of year chickweed flourishes and on the whole I let it be. Such a nourishing green to add to salads and sandwiches or as a passing snack whilst gardening, but more than this it’s a beautiful living mulch. Here you see it keeping the soil protected beneath my chard. At times the […]