CategoriesGrowing Herbs Monthly and Seasonal Growing

May Sow and Grow

What to sow and grow in May in most areas of North Canterbury The Canterbury region is rather large, with…

CategoriesGrowing Herbs Monthly and Seasonal Growing

Sow & Grow in april

What to sow and grow in April in most areas of North Canterbury The Canterbury region is rather large, with…

CategoriesCulinary Using Herbs

The Basics of Brewing a Good Cup of Herbal Tea

Everything is better with tea. Unknown After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. While this statistic…

CategoriesCulinary Using Herbs

Recipe: Herby Soft Flour Tortilla

Ingredients 4 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 85g unsalted butter, softened 1 1/3 cup warm water 2…

CategoriesCulinary

Apple, Pear and Lemon Thyme Conserves

The summer gives us a cornucopia of fruit, and as we move into autumn, preserving the bounty takes precedence of…

CategoriesHerb Information Sheets

Herb of the Month: January 2020

For 2020 we are kicking off Herb of the Month with the International Herb Association's Herb of the Year -…

CategoriesMonthly and Seasonal Growing

January in the Garden

The midsummer garden… If all went well with your planning and planting in spring, this is the month in which…

CategoriesCulinary

Pull-apart Herb Bread with Parmesan

This easy to bake pull-apart herb bread is as delicious as it looks. It will definitely impress whenever you decide…

CategoriesMonthly and Seasonal Growing My Garden Diary

BioAssay – midway point

If you've been following my blog posts, Facebook feed and Instagram, you'll know that I had the misfortune of buying…

CategoriesMonthly and Seasonal Growing My Garden Diary

Portraits of plants damaged from herbicides in compost/soil/manure mix

These are actual images of plants I have grown this season (Spring/Summer 2019) in compost and "veggie mix" bought from…