Seasonal Produce Chart NZ

Seasonal Produce Chart NZ

We live in a weird world where it seems perfectly normal to buy tomatoes all year round 🤔. You can’t grow them in winter so why should we be able to buy them?

Want to know what’s in season in NZ? I’ve made a seasonal produce chart to help.

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June in the Garden- Winter To do List

June in the Garden- Winter To do List

It sure is cold at night! This month we need to focus on keeping our plants warm in our winter garden as the weather rapidly cools.

What to sow this month from seed: broad beans, garlic, lettuce, onion, silver beet, peas, kale and spinach

What to plant this month from seedlings: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, spinach, lettuce, silver beet Read More

Make Your Own Leaf Mould

Near our house, we have two beautiful big maple trees that show off their colourful beauty come autumn time. They dump a huge amount of orange, red and yellow leaves that cover the grass in a thick blanket. It seems such a waste to just let them decompose all over the place without getting any benefits.

Even if your street has no deciduous trees on it, I’m sure somewhere close to you at least, there is a bounty of fallen leaves. Make the most of what nature is offering, turn those leaves into the magic that is leaf mould!

Leaf mould is leaves that have decomposed and broken down into a wonderfully nutrient-rich compost. It’s earthy, dark, crumbly and amazing.

It’s fantastic for your garden for moisture retention, as a soil conditioner and ensures your soil doesn’t leach nutrients. It also contains a massive amount of minerals and provides nutrients to all the beneficial microbes you want in your garden. Leaf mould can be used to enrich your pre-existing garden beds, just add it to the top of your soil or mix it in with compost. It can be used as a mulch around your plants to help with water retention.

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