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…

CategoriesGrowing Herbs Monthly and Seasonal Growing

Quick maturing veggies for winter gardens

Following on from my first post in my "how to" series for new gardeners during this time of global pandemic…

CategoriesGrowing Herbs Monthly and Seasonal Growing

How to sow seeds

With such an influx of brand-new gardeners, I thought I’d make a few quick how-to tutorials. Starting with sowing seeds.…

CategoriesMedicinal

Oxymel

This weekend I have started making my new batches of herbal remedies for winter wellness, concentrating on warming, immune building…

CategoriesGrowing Herbs Herb Information Sheets

Herb of the Month: March 2020

This month we celebrate Bergamot, but not the bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) that famously flavours Earl Grey and Lady Grey…

CategoriesMonthly and Seasonal Growing

March in the garden

While March can still be hot, weather traditionally becomes a bit more variable as we enter our first month of…