September In The Vegie Patch

So much cool stuff to do in the food garden at the mo. So much prettiness to soak up and enjoy. I am out there every spare moment! In the Vegie Patch Take your cropping success next level and check your soil temperature before planting or sowing anything. Align your crop choices with it. Nature is […]

How to grow kumara shoots

The journey to a boomer crop of kumara begins with shoots or tipu. Start them growing now, in early spring. The shoots are grown on a kumara, and this kumara is so special its called the mother. Choose your mother with care. Select a firm, organically grown kumara with no rots. She doesn’t need to […]

August in the Vegie Patch

What to plant and sow in August Here’s what I can plant in my Levin garden, given that at the mo. my soil is 10 degrees and night temps range from 3 to 13. Another key thing is my soil, which is easily workable from all those years of care. If you are on heavy […]

July In The Vegie Patch

Even when its cold and frosty there’s plenty of food to be had from the garden. Here’s a quick round up of what we’re harvesting to inspire you to a four seasons vegie patch. Leafy greens abound – chard, spinach, parsley, kale, chickweed, cress, miners lettuce and rocket. Bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage ripen […]