Archives for March 2014

Magenta spreen: A superhero green

The most useful green you’ve ever seen: meet Magenta spreen (aka tree spinach, lambs quarters, goosefoot). The more you get to know it, the more you will adore it. Possessing extraordinary talents, our hero seems dedicated to protecting the clever gardener from boring, poor-quality vegetables. You will be instantly attracted by it’s gorgeousness, wowed by […]

Kapiti Sustainable Home & Garden Show 2014

It’s that time of year again, Kapiti pulls out it’s sustainability finery and we go to the Show. It’s a pretty big deal. Lots of exhibitors, Mike Van de Elzen cooking, Greenest Sts competition finals, a fine fine line-up in the No 8 wire speakers tent, school gardens, and lots and lots of people. It shall […]

Heirloom Bean Love: Good Mother Stallard’s Pasta e Fagioli

Most of the glorious heritage bean varieties we have been growing have dried on the vines and are now hanging in pillow cases in a cool dark place. All this hot, dry weather has meant the end of the polebeans for the year. I took the last of the Good Mother Stallard’s off the stalks […]