Liquid fertilisers

Stinky, sludgey, murky. And delicious for your plants and the soil life! Liquid fertilisers are easy to make, and cost a fortune to buy (sometimes). This week, Edible Oasis has some "recipes" for you to try out. The best time to apply liquid fertilisers seem to be before and after full moon, when plants swell... Continue Reading →

Autumn plans

This afternoon, the sun is warm outside and I'm working with the window open. I want to savour the last few summery days, even though I love the still clarity of autumn too. It took me quite a few years to get used to seasons here, coming from Sweden and France. But by now, I... Continue Reading →

Germination

The days grow longer and the light comes back, and I long to get out in the garden. But I decided to have a look at the statistics for Wellington first and... we can have frosts up until November! The minimum air temperature mean is 6.7ÂșC for this month, while the mean air temp is... Continue Reading →

March, full moon

Right, you've inspired me to keep posting these weekly garden tips, so here it comes! We're moving into the first weeks of autumn here in Wellington. I can feel it in the air, notice how the morning takes a bit longer to lighten and the evening closes in earlier. This is the very last moment... Continue Reading →

Vouchers, dates and what to do

Good news: There are now vouchers available for Edible Oasis workshops! One for $12, or the Grow More Veges series of 6 workshops for $60 - saves you $12. The workshop dates are set for January and I'm excited by the number of people telling me this is exactly what they've been looking for. Posters... Continue Reading →

Labour Day

After this beautiful weekend, the rain is now pouring down and watering all the little seedlings that are just in the ground. My garden looks naked, several beds have been cleared of all the winter cover crops but the new plants are still small. But with this glorious rain, I know they will gear up... Continue Reading →

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