Hey… hail?!?

As suddenly as that hail that just clattered down outside, I feel the urge to write again. Hope you don't mind the long absence, I've been busy mothering and working on Food is Free for Sustainability Trust - bringing gardening knowledge with a permaculture twist to more people, and for free (while I'm getting paid,... Continue Reading →

Super low maintenance garden

This year, I'm setting up a super low maintenance garden at home. With the baby arriving end of December, I won't be out there weeding, watering or anything in January and February, yet I still want the soil to get better and also to eat some of my own produce... So how do I go... Continue Reading →

Last workshops of the year

For the next five Wednesdays, I'll be running the Grow More Veges workshops. This week we did Perfect Compost, next week we'll explore Double Digging and soil health in general, then you can learn about how to Garden in Time & Space - how to arrange your beds and your plantings to maximise the use... Continue Reading →

Planting winter greens

My hothouse is crowdred with seedlings that are going out this week: beetroot, lettuce, basil, dill... And some younger chard, kale and cavolo nero which will go out in about a month. A lot of our food plants contain some kind of antinutrient, stopping us and other animals from eating all of it. The family... 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 →

Seedling overload!

Wow, I've been a bit over-enthusiastic this year! Hundreds of seedlings are filling up my hothouse already. I always grow some extras to give away and to plant in the community gardens, but this time I've just got too much. So even though the workshops haven't yet started, get in touch if you want seedlings... Continue Reading →

Spring Storms

The first really strong spring storm is upon us here in Wellington. I'm pricking out my seedlings at the kitchen table - way too cold and wet outside! As I've learnt to my expense, no annuals planted out at this time will do very well here: they get battered by the winds, then suddenly enthusiastically... Continue Reading →

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