NZ’s rare heritage vegetables under threat.

NADENE HALL Hold the seeds of Hokianga red corn in your hand and they gleam like burnished gems. They are considered to be treasure of the most precious kind by the Koanga Institute, a non-profit charitable trust that has been saving rare and unusual heritage vegetable and flower seeds, bulbs and fruit trees for almost … Continue reading NZ’s rare heritage vegetables under threat.

How a small British garden became a mature food forest

Sami Grover (@samigrover) Video screen capture Permaculture Magazine Many years ago I picked up a book called The Permaculture Garden, by Graham Bell. I was more than a little hooked by the practical tips and inspiring visions of urban and suburban gardens turned into food forests. Since then, I've visited/read about/watched videos on more than … Continue reading How a small British garden became a mature food forest

The comprehensive guide to growing tomatoes in Canberra despite all odds

Jackie French has everything you need to know about producing perfect tomatoes in Canberra. Your guide: Growing tomatoes. Summer smells of hot grass, ripe tomatoes and the pungency of tomato leaves as you brush against them to pick the fruit. There's still time to have your own tomato crop this year. Tomatoes will start to yield ripe fruit … Continue reading The comprehensive guide to growing tomatoes in Canberra despite all odds