10 good reasons why your garden needs a  greenhouse

10 good reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse

Are you considering buying or building a greenhouse in your garden, but not sure if it is worth it? Here is a list of reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse! Reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse Many people think that greenhouses are just 

What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

Do you have a lime tree in your backyard? Here are 25 limes recipes that use this zingy fruit. What to do when I have plenty of limes? Ask for recipes! The lime tree on my lifestyle block has an abundance of fruit this winter. 

8 ways to prepare your vegetable garden for winter in New Zealand

8 ways to prepare your vegetable garden for winter in New Zealand

There are many jobs you can do now to prepare your vegetable garden for winter Now it is autumn, its a good time to tidy up and prepare your vegetable garden for winter. This makes it easier to grow more veggies either over winter, or 

Useful flowers and veges to grow in the garden in New Zealand in Spring

Useful flowers and veges to grow in the garden in New Zealand in Spring

Get out in the garden this spring, and grow some useful flowers and veges. It’s satisfying, saves money, and reduces packaging if you can grow even a few flowers and vegetables at home. In spring, the soil in the garden starts to warm up, and 

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Store and preserve any excess fruit and vegetables, to use in months when there isn’t as much to harvest from your garden. Storing your harvest is a great way to deal with surplus vegetables, for use in the months when there isn’t so much growing 

What vegetables can I grow in Spring in New Zealand?

What vegetables can I grow in Spring in New Zealand?

Spring is almost here in New Zealand, and its time to start thinking about the vegetables and flowers you want to grow this year. It is the time to sow seeds, which takes a little more time than buying ready to plant seedlings. However, it 

How to make Compost – Step by Step

How to make Compost – Step by Step

Do you have a compost bin at home? If not, give it a go, with this guide to starting a compost bin Composting fruit and vegetable scraps and organic materials at home can hugely reduce the waste that ends up in landfill. Making compost from 

Best vegetables to grow in winter NZ

Best vegetables to grow in winter NZ

Growing vegetables at home As we move into autumn, gardeners are thinking about what are the best vegetables to grow this winter. The summer crops like tomatoes and zucchini are slowing down or have already stopping producing vegetables. Now is the time to tidy up 

How to grow vegetables from seeds in New Zealand

How to grow vegetables from seeds in New Zealand

Do you want to learn how to grow vegetables from seeds in New Zealand? Or already growing vegetables, but would like some hints and tips? This article will give you lots of advice to grow your own vegetables from seeds. Spring is the perfect time 

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Ten good reasons to grow summer vegetables It’s that time of year in New Zealand that I start to plan what vegetables I am going to grow in my garden in the coming spring and summer. Today, I was snug indoors, sitting at my laptop