tomato plant tied to bamboo with yellow flowers

 

Removing Tomato Laterals

Does removing laterals on tomato plants affect fruit output? This advice is from one of my favourite Facebook pages – NZ Vege Gardeners. If you’re a keen gardener I highly recommend this fantastic page, everyone is super helpful and friendly, the pictures of peoples gardens are incredibly inspiring and there’s a heap of good advice. The picture is of my tomato plants, laterals intact, tied to …

 

weeds in a crack in path with gum boots

 

Easiest Ever Weed Killer

Here is a cheap and easy natural alternative to products containing harsh chemicals, using ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. Use this spray on a warm, sunny day for best results. In a matter of hours you should start to see the weeds turn brown and wither. This cocktail of double strength white vinegar, salt and liquid dish wash …

 

gardening hands holding a bowl of tomatoes

 

What To Plant In October

It’s time to get planting your summer veggies and herbs now! Not only have Awapuni Nurseries provided a fabulous giveaway for you this week, but they’ve written to remind us of what we should be doing in our gardens this spring. We need to start thinking about our summer vegetables and herbs that need to be planted now. It’s also …

 

composting bins, wire and wooden, in a paddock

 

Composting With Hayley, Part Two

This is our second composting article from Trash Talking Mama, Hayley. As promised, she has listed items you can compost at home, some of which may even surprise you. Composting is a very effective way to drastically reduce landfill waste and harmful greenhouse gases, even if you don’t have very much space you can still compost by using a bench top …