coriander in four bunches on white surface

 

CILANTRO vs. CORIANDER

Love it or hate it? There is no other herb that creates such a huge divide! Grant calls it devil’s weed and won’t eat anything that it’s touched, me on the other hand, I love it and can eat handfuls at a time. Living in New Zealand you often hear all parts of the plant being called coriander, the roots, …

 

marbles in a glass dish next to flowers in a pot to create a water station for bees

 

Bee Drinking Stations

With all the hot dry weather we have been having (especially in Auckland and Northland) bees can have a hard time finding water to drink. Bees will collect water from the same place over and over, once they know it’s there. Not keen on fresh water straight out of the tap bees prefer stagnant ditch water, slimy flower pots, muddy …

 

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 …