Archives for December 2010

Our potatoes are grown with love…

Picking for Pesto

I’ve just been to the Ohau greenhouse and pruned the basil. I now have 2kgs of leaf to be transformed into pesto. I need to go and buy a lotttt of pinenuts.  

Megaherb smacks down Killer Nettle

  In a true demonstration that cute and cuddly beats pesky and prickly, the Chatham Island forget-me-not (Myosotidium hortensia) has become New Zealand’s favourite plant for 2010. In a national poll by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN) to find the country’s preferred plant, the potentially deadly tree nettle Ongaonga (Urtica ferox) dominated voting […]