Growing Garlic.

Garlic is a culinary must have. It takes our meals up a notch and is also beneficial as an antioxidant. It provides some of our basic vitamins and minerals – manganese, selenium, vitamin B1 & C.

It is not just a super-food, but it is easy to grow!

Garlic can be planted in either Autumn or Winter. Traditionally though, it’s planted on the shortest day, which will be 22nd June 2019 this year and harvested on the longest day, 22nd December 2019. Continue reading “Growing Garlic.”

The Worm Composting Farm.

Having a worm composting farm is not just fun but beneficial. On the home front, it simply provides a straightforward way to get rid of excess food scraps from your household. On a larger global scale, you are making a contribution to help reduce the detrimental environmental effects from the millions of tonnes of food waste entering our landfills worldwide each year.

In the process, worms are producing incredible nutrient dense fertiliser in the form of vermiculture (worm castings or worm manure) and a liquid byproduct (for worm tea) for your plants and soil.

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May In The Garden.


May – officially the last month of Autumn in New Zealand. 🍂

I’m loving being outside while the temperature is still mild, surrounded by beautiful Autumn colours & the most amazing sunrises & sunsets.

Even though it is cooling down, there are still p-l-e-n-t-y of options of what to grow:

Beetroot, Blueberries, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Parsnip, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, Rocket, Silver beet and Spinach to name a few!

My top 5 in the garden for May are…

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Growing Hydrangeas From Cuttings.

Old fashioned, romantic Hydrangeas…vintage cool, country chic and they stir up memories of Nana’s garden. ❤


I recently purchased a new Hydrangea from a local garden centre. It’s called Bridal Bouquet and has white flowers. I happily paid $15 for it and can’t wait to see it in Summer b-u-t it really inspired me to make more effort after being reminded how easily many flowers & plants can be propagated.

Hydrangeas are easily grown from an established plant. Here’s how… Continue reading “Growing Hydrangeas From Cuttings.”