October In The Vegie Patch

There’s a bit of healthy tension in the mid spring vegie patch as you choose which crops to remove in order to make way for the new. Sometimes that means removing things before they reach their prime – I’ve just harvested the last leeks and florence fennel, they weren’t fully developed but usable none the […]

Inspired In October

Get Inspired This October! October 21st is my one and only Open Day for the year. October 28th “The Abundant Vegie Patch” (my favourite workshop!), is off on another adventure. I’m super excited to be bringing it to Ruth’s Gardens in Helensville. Grab the chance – I’m coming to you Auckland! The Background Hum To […]

How to feed and mulch your fruit trees

The fruit trees are at their sweetest at this time of year – the promise of a harvest in the bees supping on the pretty blossoms. Are the bees in your fruit trees? The early plums are setting fruit already, the later ones still blossoming; and here come the pips – the buds are on […]

October in the Orchard

Leaf curl It’s too late to do anything – copper is wasted once the infection is showing, liquid seaweed every week or as often as you can manage is your best bet for tonic support. If its a full on infection, your tree may defoliate and have to produce a new set of leaves to […]