January In The Vegie Patch + Autumn Crops A Go Go

3 months until Autumn hits! At the risk of not being present to summer – let’s think about dinner in Autumn. Let’s get some new stuff planted to keep your vegie patch abundant. Not in an excessive, big mission way, but a regular, little way. January is an opportunity to extend our summer crops. To […]

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 […]

Today in my vegie garden

From October through to April I spend as much time as poss in my garden. About 3 days a week at this time of year, keeps the food garden rolling and bringing us a daily harvest. I diary the garden each week – 3 whole days! Heaven. Here’s what today looked like. Sunday 18 November […]

October In The Vegie Patch

October is when seed raising peaks. It makes it easier, this busyness, when you know it’s just for a short burst. It settles down again come December when all the long term crops are well and truly in and we go back to little and often sowing for continuity of supply. There’s a bit of […]