December In The Vegie Patch And Summer Soil Care

Wow – from one extreme to the other! From super soggy soil to concrete. Met service predicted hot and dry, gee I wish I’d believed them! I’ve spent November on a mad mission to get the soil mulched. Everything that could be pruned or cut down has been and still I’ve been left wanting. A […]

How To Prune & Delateral Tomatoes

A single leader tomato is a fine thing. Easy to stake. Easy to pick. Easy to spot pests. Easy to spray. Plenty of airflow and sun for good health. The goal is a nice balance of foliage and fruits – a little heavier on the fruit side is my preference. To this end, once flower […]

November In The Vegie Patch & Wondermesh

I love November because Asparagus and Broadbeans are in it. Two of my favourites! Together! At the same time! The November Weather/ Soil Watch Is summer really coming? At the risk of jinxing it – it feels like it. NIWA are predicting warmer temperatures and settled weather in our neck of the woods and so […]

How To Plant Kumara Shoots

Now that the shoots are 20cm or so its time for them to leave mum and go make their own babies. Planting time is upon us! Get yourself ready with a small bucket of weak seaweed or fish or comfrey solution. Tip the sandbox out carefully so as not to break any of the new […]