Cucumber Snail Deterrent

Slugs and snails, in their short lifespan, can produce up to 60,000 progeny.  That’s a lot of slippery little slitherers heading for your lettuce! Snails in particular have great homing instincts, so if you throw them over the fence onto the street or into your neighbour’s garden (not recommended for neighbourly bonding), providing they are not eaten or hurt, they …

Cauliflower soup with blue cheese, roasted nuts and herbs on top

Blue Cheese Cauliflower Soup

This week’s recipe comes from my favourite¬†seedling supplier¬†Awapuni Nurseries. I made this recipe using on of the cauliflowers that I grew from their seedlings. It’s ever so creamy with a slight tang from the blue cheese – an absolutely perfect winter warmer which is even more satisfying when you know you’ve grown the ingredients yourself! Blue Cheese Cauliflower Soup 1 …

A white trellis supporting a red rose vine.

The Art of Gardening

Gardening – Part-Time Hobby or Full-Time Obsession?  Gardening is a fascinating hobby that can quickly turn into an obsession. Centuries before the dot.com boom, gardening was responsible for the first economic bubble bursting. Tulips went from being more valuable than gold to being virtually worthless. This article shares some interesting facts about gardening. Today, gardening has taken on a more …