Three things you need to know about the ‘soil sponge’ in your garden

How dry is your garden? Over the past few weeks, I have visited many food gardens on Waiheke and in the Coromandel to discover that most of them have suffered or been pulled out due to the drought, and the lack of water-holding capacity in the soil. Water is the new gold. It is the… Continue reading Three things you need to know about the ‘soil sponge’ in your garden

WATER IN THE GARDEN: Five practical tips to make water stretch further this summer

In the heat of the summer, and especially if we haven’t seen a drop of rain for some time, water becomes an eternal challenge for every gardener.  Yet growing your own food is becoming essential; far more than a hobby or loving pastime of days gone by. So how can we ensure an adequate water… Continue reading WATER IN THE GARDEN: Five practical tips to make water stretch further this summer