Resist Labour Day Tomatoes, Sow a Living Mulch Instead!

Game on! It’s the great summer-crop wait out. Are you feeling strong enough to resist planting tomatoes? Can you hold off on planting pumpkin and courgette seedlings another week or so? Last nights low was 6 degrees and my soil is only 14 degrees! Far too chill for these heat lovers … I’ve got a […]

Is Labour weekend the right time to plant summer crops?

In my garden, at the foot of the Tararua ranges in the lower north island the answer is definately no! It was chilly yesterday. I wore a beanie and thought of all those people planting their tomatoes and shivered on their behalf (the tomatoes I mean). Summer crops are just that – summer crops! Summer […]