Jenny’s Garden Blog: Tackling the TPP (Tomato Potato Psyllid)

A few years ago a tiny cicada-like insect made its way to the Nelson region bent on the devastation of our potato and tomato crops. Chemical sprays have now been developed to help combat the TPP, but those of us preferring organic methods have fewer options. I first noticed the infestation in our garden three […]

Jenny’s Garden Blog: Mulching & Melons

Melon Plant

We’ve had something of a breakthrough in the vegetable garden this season thanks to a friend who visited in the Spring expounding the virtues of mulching with fresh wood chip. We soon managed to track down a local arborist who could supply us with a truckload of shredded willow and cherry prunings. Used as a […]

Ecofest 2014 featuring Nelson Growables

Nelson Ecofest 2014

Nelson Ecofest combines the best of the Home and Garden show with a green conscience and practical solutions for people seeking a sustainable future.

Spring Salad Ideas from your own Garden

Spring salad ideas: Fennel, Parsley, Broad bean leaves, Chickweed

I’m a great believer in working with what you have. Often when you take a good look, it turns out there’s more close at hand than you thought. When it comes to spring salad ideas, you may be surprised at what’s already available in your garden! There’s nothing like a fresh salad straight from your […]

Waimarama Community Gardens – listing update and Art

Discovered some wonderful art on the new Waimarama Community Gardens new website: Painting of the Waimarama Community Gardens by Nelson artist Marilyn Andrews #gigatownnsn — EcoFind NZ (@ecofind) May 20, 2014

Foraging New Zealand |

Garden.Geek.NZ is where Emily Davidow blogs about her ‘enthusiastic garden experiments and explorations in Aotearoa New Zealand’.

Emily has published a page with some handy resources on urban foraging. Well worth a look along with the rest of her site.

Foraging New Zealand |