Spring: September In The Garden – Chasing Crusoe.

Spring – September

North Island New Zealand

Temperate With Frosts

First month of Spring! Probably thee most anticipated time of the year for gardeners. A time when all your dreaming and planning can come to fruition now that the soils are warming & the sun is shining.

This year my gardening areas have grown with the addition of another big garden bed and a greenhouse that we have saved for, for a long time.

I had fun planning my gardens. Not only to be sure that everything could be fitted in, but with consideration of 6 factors: companion planting, rotating, spacing, shade of other plants, sun and wind. Read more about it here.

To plant this month…

Beetroot, blueberries, broccoli, citrus trees (grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, tangelo), feijoa trees, lettuce, parsley, peas, potatoes, radishes, silverbeet, spinach…

My top 5 in the garden for September are…

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May In The Garden – Chasing Crusoe.


May – officially the last month of Autumn in New Zealand. ๐Ÿ‚

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

My top 5 in the garden for May are…

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