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Strawberry Delicious – by Suzi Franks

September 19, 2010 – 9:40 pm |

I adore strawberries, for me, next to my precious asparagus, they conjure up pictures of paradise here on Earth and when I pop one into my mouth… all my worries, troubles and infact the World …

Grow From Here: An Inner City Organic Garden Store

August 13, 2010 – 11:54 am | One Comment

In Te Aro, central Wellington, there has sprung up a dear, wee garden store; bold, new and capable of supplying all your organic gardening supplies. My name is Kaye Reardon and I am the co-owner …

Wide, Deep Vegetable Beds – By Suzi Franks

August 2, 2010 – 10:10 pm |

Picture if you will a vegetable garden bed brimming with lush, tender produce. Beautiful, even in your imagination isn’t it?
But, what if I told you that this picture could be your reality come late spring …

The Wondrous World of Heirloom Vegetables

July 27, 2010 – 9:56 pm | 2 Comments

By Suzi Franks
Imagine lime green cauliflowers, white carrots and red Brussels sprouts. Or how about black tomatoes or lime green ones with dark green stripes or sweetcorn kernels that are all the colours of the …

Windowfarming – The New Veggie Garden

April 18, 2010 – 7:00 pm | One Comment

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With hydroponics, tubes and pumps, and plastic bottles all in a row.”
Such is the idea of Britta Riley and Rebecca Fray, two New York artists who …

Dragon poo, nasturtiums and why we need both… – Caro and Co…

February 4, 2010 – 3:06 pm |

Yesterday my daughter and I spent most of the day in our small suburban garden, planting, pruning, weeding and watering. For young children, everyday tasks such as these can be a bit tedious which is …

Herb Scentsations

February 3, 2010 – 12:44 pm |

Did you know lavender can help in the treatment of dandruff? Or that thyme is said to help cure that dreaded ‘one too many’ hangover? Herbs can do so much more than just flavour stews …

Summer Solstice in Aotearoa – Photo Essay

December 27, 2009 – 1:51 pm |

Everything is abloom

San Pedro cactus thrust their flowers outwards at exactly Summer Solstice
the longest day and shortest night of the year

We think the ancestors of this Rata  Tree once stood where our house stands now

and …

Boxing Day – or Should I Say: New Potatoes Day

December 26, 2009 – 3:49 pm |

As I write, a pan of brand new potatoes, harvested a slender twenty minutes ago, are being boiled and then lightly sauteed into savory perfection with oil, garlic and onions. They’re for our Boxing …


November 4, 2009 – 2:34 pm |

Do you ever have the urge to peek over your garden wall and have a nosy at your neighbour’s garden? These days, besides maybe a polite wave on the rare occasions we reverse out of …

Permaculture—Way of the Future

October 25, 2009 – 3:48 pm | 2 Comments
Permaculture—Way of the Future

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly more complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple…” – Bill Mollison, co-founder of the world-wide permaculture movement
Check out this international Permaculture website – I am.  Permaculture is the way …