What can we be doing right now to connect with our food – how to eat the tastiest produce, where to connect with the grower, getting to know the seasons and the joys that come with them.

November

In the garden

Planting

Prepare your garden beds – Spring

Preparation of where you are going to plant your veggies for the upcoming season is pretty crucial. It will give your plants,...

Plant – November

In the garden Plant Vegetables and Fruit If you don't have your summer veg in...

Compost

In the kitchen

Fermentation

Questions with Answers

Can citrus go in my compost or worm farm?

It’s fine in regular quantities. The main reason we’re told to keep it out of the compost is that it won’t break down as quickly...

Can I add egg shells to my compost or worm farm?

It's a common question and I think it all comes down to the visual outcomes. Simply egg shells are great in both composts and worm...

Is there a risk of illness when eating fermented vegetables?

When fermenting vegetables salt or salt brine is added to encourage the Lactobacillus bacteria to thrive - the good bacteria. By doing this is...

When is the right time to plant strawberries?

If planting bare-root strawberries it's best to plant during between June and September. If planting a strawberry that comes in a pot with leaves already...

What is the minimum soil temperature for planting my tomato seedlings?

15°C is the point where the seedling will start to thrive though they can go in the soil at lower temperatures they'll just grow...

General

Seasons/Weather

Connect

Foodswaps

A foodswap is a great way to share excess produce, meet with neighbours from the community and learn from what everyone has...

Farmers Markets

There are now so many farmers markets we get a choice each weekend. A place to pick up quality produce, connect with...