The kitchen vegetable garden

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

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. We...

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

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 subscribed to...

How to store food

Learn how to store grain using CO2.


Being prepared is a way of life. Learn what you need to do to be prepared with the basics.

Keep a kitchen garden

Grow your food and store a little every day through the harvest season.

Frugal Abundance

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.