From July, in the more warmer areas of NZ you can begin planting your beetroot again! 🌱Read more
Lettuce is the easy to grow, cut and come again vegetable. Start in seed trays and transplant in 4-6 weeks to the garden.Read more
Parsnips make a great addition to winter stews and soups or can be roasted for a super side to any Sunday roast. In late Winter of the warmer areas of NZ and Spring, you can plant your parsnip seeds in a sunny spotRead more
How to water your garden during a water shortage
The weather can conspire to mean that water supply is restricted. Check out our handy guide to watering your garden during a water shortageRead more
Growing Guide to Parsnip
Parsnips are the easy to grow relation of the carrot - they're sweet, contain more starch and have an earthier, nutty taste. Check out our growing guide to parsnip below...Read more
Peas are practically perfect as Mary Poppins might say. The peas in their pod pop in your mouth and are sweet and delicious.
The easy to grow relation of the carrot - they're sweet, contain more starch and have an earthier, nutty taste.
Guide to Chemicals
Winter Clean-up Spraying
Don’t ignore your garden in winter - spores of diseases and the over-wintering eggs of insect pests are lurking!
Latest Questions & Answers
Common nocturnal pests of the home garden with a voracious appetite for young seedlings and a number of ornamental plants such as Hosta, and the native Reinga Lily. They thrive in damp conditions (winter-spring) or where there is cover from daytime sun. Solution: …Read More
PROS: Raised beds are ideal if you have a sloping site or the soil is heavy clay or very sandy. They look smart and allow for easy crop rotation. They keep the soil a few degrees warmer, enabling an earlier start in spring and later cropping in autumn. If you are new to gardening,…Read More
Most seed packets tell you how deep to plant. A rule of thumb is to sow seeds two or three times as deep as they are wide. Take care not to plant seeds to deep. A seed contains a limited supply of stored food to nourish it during germination. If you plant…Read More