Lifestyle and environment - Gardening

Tips for planting fruit, vegetables and herbs during every season.

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The lost plot: Grow your own herbs

My mother’s repertoire of herbs consisted of mint and parsley,...

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The lost plot: Growing carrots

Once you’ve tasted your own home grown fresh, juicy carrots...

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The lost plot: Winter planting

Mid-winter is a time to take stock in the vegetable...

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The lost plot: How to grow garlic

Traditionally, garlic is planted in June on the shortest day...

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The lost plot: How to grow raspberries

It used to be thought that raspberries wouldn’t grow north...

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The lost plot: How to grow leeks

A vegetable that used to be served cooked to a...

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The lost plot: Growing asparagus

Nothing tastes as delicious as asparagus picked straight from the...

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The lost plot: Planting winter veges

As the year starts to move towards autumn, it’s time...

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The lost plot: Growing beans over summer

Beans are a crop that prefers the warmer parts of...

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The lost plot: Growing gem squash

Gem squash is a crop not as well known in...

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Grow your own vegies in 4 easy steps

Advertorial: Step 1: Prepare Just like when you’re painting your house, good...

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The lost plot: How to grow tomatoes

Labour weekend is the traditional time to plant tomatoes, the...

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Get gardening, kids then take it to the...

What do we consider ‘life skills’ these days? Is it...

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The lost plot: How to grow kumara

Although there’s a certain mystique around growing kumara, my father...

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How to grow peas

I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like peas...

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How to get the best from feijoas, defeat...

Now is the time to feel smug for planting winter...

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Dig into free gardening workshops in Auckland

Community food advocates are hosting a series of free gardening...

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Gardening diary: Early autumn/fall

Taking good care of your soil is an important part...

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