A Wee Contribution to the Garden

Let me take you down the garden path..... Okay, those queasy ones maybe can pass on this blog. Maybe not your cuppa tea, but here’s the little wee truth of it. Urine is great for your garden! “Wait,” I hear you say with alarm, “did you say urine is good for the garden??” Nope, I…

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Planning an Edible Garden

During Sustainable Backyards month of March, we usually open up our garden to visitors to see a working Edible Landscape in action. They ooh and aah and think that it is all incredibly well planned but I point out our mistakes in the hopes of sparing them the same mistake of NOT planning and allowing…

GreeNZ 10 Best Pieces of Advice 

When our two teenagers were still living at home, we took them for a meal at an Indian restaurant for a treat one night.  After placing our order and waiting for the food to arrive, I asked our family to come up with the ten best pieces of advice for anyone prepared to listen.  I…

Summer’s End Tomatoes

Summer's at an end and Autumn has begun.  The tomato plants were looking rather tired and spent from the masses of tomatoes they've produced all summer long.  We have pulled them up, harvesting the ripe and unripe tomatoes along the way, to make room for winter greens.  The dilemma of what to do with all…