Plants & Produce

In the microgeens garden

In the microgeens garden

I started an indoor garden as a hobby during the New Zealand lockdown, and continued to develop...

Jan 2021: Happening in the garden

Jan 2021: Happening in the garden

The garden continues to produce a variety of crops, we’ve discovered a few hidden gems and a positive lack of negative bugs, however we wonder where they are.

Water catchment

Water catchment

Having arranged the water storage for garden use, I noticed that there were other down pipes that...

Water storage

Water storage

With our summer looming and the cost of domestic water increasing we have been increasing the...

Crop planting

Crop planting

It’s October and I have started planting out a row of various crops at the Springston patch....

Preparing for summer crops

Preparing for summer crops

Trying hard not to count our pumpkins before they develop we have started to sow seeds in our grow...

Springston patch planting

Springston patch planting

Today I visited the plot of land that we've been allocated. The ground is well compacted and...

Springston soil review

Springston soil review

We visited the patch of land that we have access to in Springston today and started to plan the...

July: Weeding time

July: Weeding time

It is always a good time for weeding, or as we like to call it thining. In our raised garden beds,...

Day 10: Microgreens trial

Day 10: Microgreens trial

The growing environment is working out well, which we are quite happy about, the cost of running...

Day 9: Microgreens trial

Day 9: Microgreens trial

The trial is going well, we’re learning what we might have done wrong – and we’re planning what other experiments we can do to make improvements.

Day 8: Microgreens trial

Day 8: Microgreens trial

Frosty morning outside today but our indoor environment is working well, the temperature remained above 16ºC overnight at an RH of 53%.