Video production

Videos Gorgeous morning in Auckland. Sunny. Perfect to shoot 3 new gardening videos. Our Aussie buddy Dallas Nock is in town (photographer extraordinaire). He was the bloke that shot the last video which was all about ‘protecting those brassicas’. So camera in hand, tripod just in case, we stepped out into the sunshine. Dallas is …

Azolla …

What is Azolla? Any ideas? Well a few years ago I have absolutely no idea either. It wasn’t until a friend who is a botanist enlightened us. Azolla is a water plant, a fern actually, also known as duck weed that cleverly fixes nitrogen. It grows vigorously doubling its biomass every 2 – 3 days, …

Frost

I think we have now had 4 – 5 frosts in a row. Very, very unusual. But the weather has been absolutely stunning to boot! Due to change over the next few days … but hey, it has been glorious. Luckily for me my beds are located on a hill which thankfully never seems to …

Bana grass and more!

Learnt a nasty little lesson today as you do. I got some bana grass cuttings from Shelly beach farm (bio dynamic) about 12 mths ago and then poked them in the soil behind our garage. They have grown like mad, which given this spot doesn’t get all day sun is amazing! I read somewhere that …

Garden update …

Garden update …. I hauled out that massive cabbage today. Weighed a ton! Ok less … the scales gave out at 2kg – so it was heavier than that. Such a fine specimen. I just couldn’t stand leaving it for more abuse from the slugs and snails. So up it came. In fact we’re having …