Newsletters

Newsletter – January 2016

Newsletter – January 2016

International Herb of the Year for 2016 is Capsicum, including sweet (bell) and hot (chilli) peppers. One of my favourites in the garden, and with a surprising array of health benefits, and uses – learn more about capsicums in this month’s newsletter. January 2016

Newsletter – December 2015

Newsletter – December 2015

With heat and ripening crops, come pests and diseases – read our December newsletter to find out if there are any natural disease and pest control methods you could use to help in your garden. Also, a small feature on Herbs for Festive Holidays! Enjoy […]

Newsletter – November 2015

Newsletter – November 2015

Ever wondered about the best way to sow seeds? Read this newsletter for guidance on some good practices around propagating by seed. And a lovely section on all sorts of interesting leafy herbal greens to add to your summer salads. Enjoy! November 2015

Newsletter – October 2015

Newsletter – October 2015

Getting busy in the garden through spring, you may need to pamper your skin with some calendula salve – a recipe in this newsletter, as well as a lot of information on companion planting! Enjoy! October 2015

Newsletter – September 2015

Newsletter – September 2015

Welcome to a full Spring newsletter – what to do in the garden, what to plant for the bees, herb spiral garden designs, and ideas on how to make a herbal enfleurage. Enjoy! September 2015  

Newsletter – July 2015

Newsletter – July 2015

A whole newsletter dedicated to wonder spice – Turmeric! Learn why its good, how to grow it, and lots of recipes on how to use it: July 2015

Newsletter – June 2015

Newsletter – June 2015

World Environment Day and New Zealand’s National Arbour Day this month gives this month’s newsletter the theme of Herbal Trees! Enjoy learning about some great herbal trees, including some natives. June 2015

Newsletter – May 2015

Newsletter – May 2015

This month we have a small write-up about The Year of Soil and Soil Health, 2015. Also included is a feature on microgreens – while the rest of your garden has a productivity rest this winter, get some good vitamins and minerals with these tiny […]

Newsletter – April 2015

Newsletter – April 2015

With a lot of summer vegetables, and autumn fruits and roots getting ready for a harvest – look at our April newsletter for some tips on harvesting and preserving. It is also a good time to start making new cuttings – see all about propagating […]

Newsletter – March 2015

Newsletter – March 2015

This installment has ideas on how to use herbs for home hair care. And if you are starting to get ready for winter, some ideas on herbs to use to build your immunity: March 2015



Please note that due to stock-take and a phenomenal start to the season, the MeadowSweet online shop will not fulfill orders for a few weeks (10 Nov - 20 Nov) . You can still catch me at the Orewa Farmers Market, or you are most welcome to send inquiries on plant availability. Thank you ! Minette - MeadowSweet Herbs Dismiss