6 easy vegetables to grow for beginner gardeners

6 easy vegetables to grow for beginner gardeners

Find out all about easy vegetables to grow in your garden for a harvest of fresh and healthy produce. If you are new to gardening, what are some easy vegetables to grow? Growing your own vegetables can be incredibly satisfying and rewarding. Freshly picked vegetables taste delicious, 

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Do you like to grow vegetables in your garden? Now is the time of year in New Zealand to plan your vegetable garden planting, for summer and autumn harvests. Here are my top ten reasons to grow vegetables in your garden this year. (First published 

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

Useful flowers and veges make gardening even more rewarding. 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 plants and bulbs begin to 

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

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

What vegetables to grow in Spring in New Zealand?

What vegetables to grow in Spring in New Zealand?

Thinking about what vegetables to grow in Spring? Here are some useful ideas of what vegetables grow well from seed in Spring. Spring is almost here in New Zealand, and its time to start thinking about the vegetables and flowers you want to grow this 

How to make Compost – a Step by Step Guide

How to make Compost – a Step by Step Guide

A step-by-step guide on how to make compost in your own garden. Do you have a compost bin at home? If not, give it a go, with this guide to how to make compost Composting fruit and vegetable scraps and organic materials at home can 

Best vegetables to grow in winter NZ

Best vegetables to grow in winter NZ

It can be hard to work out what vegetables to grow in winter, to keep yourself supplied with fresh produce over that time of year. Here are some ideas for gardeners to fill their vegetable beds over the colder months. Growing vegetables in winter at