Courgette Fritters

The courgettes are nearly ready for picking. Here is one of my favourite recipes for Courgette Fritters In a large bowl, mix 3 grated courgettes (about 300gms) 2 chopped spring onions, 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (I use parsley, dill & mint) 2 lightly beaten eggs, 1/4 cup flour, 3 tablespoons Basil pesto, 1 teaspoon[…]

Spring Veges From Seed

A big part, among many, of growing your own veges is to save money. The cheapest way to do this is to start them from seed. Unfortunately this can be easier said than done as seed growing can be a little bit temperamental. But once you get the hang of it and start with easy[…]

Using Wood Ash in the Garden

With winter now starting to bite the fire is getting put through it’s paces. This in turn creates lots of wood ash which can be put to very good use in the garden and compost – but you should know where to use as not all plants are a fan. Wood ash is an excellent source[…]

Growing Family Fruit Trees

I found this interesting article from Waimea Nursery and thought it worth sharing. Interesting theory and I think I may give it a go as room is becoming very short in the garden Family ties What do you get when you plant a number of different fruit trees in the same hole? A ‘Family Tree’[…]

Planting Garlic

Garlic is one of the easiest veges to grow and does you and the garden lots of good. Home grown garlic has such better flavour and because it’s fresh will contain the maximum amount of goodies. It’s also said to deter some insects because of it’s aroma so plant around roses etc to keep pesky[…]