Hose & wicking water to plants: Trial & Results

Hose & wicking water to plants: Trial & Results

Trial: Wick-irrigation systems for growing veges This is a trial - trying to see what works (and what does not) ; You’ll need four things. Here is what we are doing… I am trialing a gardening system. It is for people with injured knees or sore back. Those...
Potatoes in a container

Potatoes in a container

You can make the inside pot by cutting up a normal pot. Start with two pots the same size. Cut the inside pot to allow access for harvesting. Great idea for gardening in small spaces.
How to make a codling moth trap

How to make a codling moth trap

Simeon made this homemade concoction to attract the male codling moths before they mate with the females. We found an old milk plastic container. Made a hole just below the shoulder. The rain can’t get in to dilute the mixture but the moths can crawl up inside....
The miracle hour

The miracle hour

There is an hour that comes silently to all of us. It is a gift. In our family we call it The Miracle Hour. All the plants and animals know of this hour. They are awake and working in it, birds singing and cattle lowing. Half an hour before the sun rises till half an...
Gardening Calendar

Gardening Calendar

This is the best gardening calendar I have found for New Zealand. It’s on a website called Garden Grow which has a very comprehensive monthly gardening list. You can choose between NZ sub-tropical, NZ temperate or NZ cool mountain climates. Also, I’ve...