Spring is here and so is the new Seed Catalogue!

It’s been a marathon effort to to bring you what I believe to be one of the finest selections of seed for NZ edible gardens. The growing, harvesting, cleaning, drying, packing, writing up, researching, packaging… and then we put it all into a nice big colourful catalogue hoping you’ll be as excited about it as […]

A Beginners Guide to the Weeds of Wellington: A Weedy Seedy Sunday

I do really enjoy doing Seedy Sunday Kapiti. There is just so much reward from these community gardener meetings. There are the interesting things people bring in for the swap table, the stories, the great speakers. But most of all it’s just the chance to chat and learn from locals. We had a small turn […]

Best Brook for Best Beans

The cold that moved itself into my head two days ago seems to be throwing itself a welcoming party and sublet part of the space for a factory redevelopment. Those jackhammers are deafening. So, I shall keep this brief. I just wanted to send mad-love out to Hamish at Best Brook for the little box […]

Happy grass

Resembling a dance party poster from the early 90’s, this incredible close-up is actually the internal workings of a plant I walk past nearly every day. Starting in the 1930’s, marram grass Ammophila arenaria was planted extensively around coastal New Zealand to bind sand dunes. It’s vigorous and invasive growth has caused the homogeneous sage-green dunes […]