Articles Categorized: Gardening

Nothing beats home-grown garlic

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How do you know when you’ve truly become bona-fide vegetable gardener? I wonder if it’s when you can’t imagine buying a particular plant from the…

Prolific blooming sweet peas

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Sweet peas, with their rich colours and heady perfume, are high on the planting list each year. They’re one of the most prized annuals for…

Keep compost warm in winter

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IN colder winter conditions, your compost bin may cool and the break down processes will slow down, or even halt. There are some things you can…

Tree tomatoes lead the way

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TAMARILLOS, like feijoas, are a fruit of South and Central American origin that New Zealand has adopted and developed since. Solanum betaceum seedlings first arrived…

Born with an affliction

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Gardening started as a toddler Family stories state that I started growing vegetables and flowers when I was a toddler. There were no gardening role…

The scootering botanist

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Making something special out of very little I HAVE two main hobbies outside or work. The first is the ongoing development a two-acre food forest and…