Growing Herbs

Plant information sheets as well as articles on specific gardening tasks.

WEEK IN RETROSPECT 2019 – WEEK 6 (5 October – 11 OCTOBER)

WEEK IN RETROSPECT 2019 – WEEK 6 (5 October – 11 OCTOBER)

October! October! A truly beautiful month. With spring truly sprung, there’s birds chirping, bees buzzing, lambs jumping through dandelion fields, and flowers – including fruit blossoms – popping up everywhere. The growth in my garden has suddenly accelerated in the past week, enough even for…

Week in Retrospect 2019 – Week 4 & 5 (21 September – 4 October)

Week in Retrospect 2019 – Week 4 & 5 (21 September – 4 October)

  Last weekend I was down and out with a head cold, and just did not feel up to doing the weekly retrospect. But actually, although it’s spring, it feels kind of slow-going, so not even much news this past week. Nevertheless, here we go…

Week in Retrospect 2019 – Week 3 (14 September – 20 September)

Week in Retrospect 2019 – Week 3 (14 September – 20 September)

Three weeks into spring, and things are going well. Albeit a bit slower than I’d like – not the plants’ or weather’s fault… but just life and budgets coming in to play. If you didn’t know, I’m working to create my new homestead garden and…

Week in Retrospect 2019 – Week 2 (7 Sept – 13 Sept)

Week in Retrospect 2019 – Week 2 (7 Sept – 13 Sept)

Full steam ahead with my garden diary / inspiration blog. If you’ve missed the beginning, feel free to check out the Introduction, and last week’s first edition – Week 1. It was propagation week this past week according to the Lunar Planting Calendar, so I…

A Week in Retrospect 2019 – Week 1 (31 August – 6 Sept)

A Week in Retrospect 2019 – Week 1 (31 August – 6 Sept)

The first week of spring just shouts of new beginnings, doesn’t it! So, of course it was the perfect time for me to get on a roll again with my blog. So, a warm welcome to the first new issue of “Week in Retrospect”, a…

A week in Retrospect 2019 – Introduction

A week in Retrospect 2019 – Introduction

Minette’s “Week in Retrospect” is back in season! This weekly blog post will mostly be a way for me to keep track of what is happening in my garden, my herbarium and my homestead, a diary to look back on, and learn from. But it…

5 Top Tips for growing organic herbs and produce in a regenerative way

5 Top Tips for growing organic herbs and produce in a regenerative way

I was invited by Jocelyn from Grow Eat Heal to an event last night, where I got to speak about my passion – herbs, and not only how to use them for food and medicine, but importantly, how to grow them in such a way…

January 2019 : WEEK 3

January 2019 : WEEK 3

It’s all about tomatoes this time of year! I’m in my element gathering every day from my different tomato plants – eager for each new cultivar to ripen so that I can enjoy it’s shape, colour and of course, taste test. So far my most…

JANUARY 2019 : WEEK 2

JANUARY 2019 : WEEK 2

What did I say last week about it not being hot? Was I out of my mind?! Goodness me, this past week had some scorching temperatures (I’m Auckland based)… and no rain to speak of… So how do you water when it’s hot? I prefer…

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

If you have never had lavender as a food herb before, I encourage you to give it a try! I love the slightly bitter floral taste it gives, especially to something sweet. While a few people cannot get over the fact that lavender is mostly…