Beginners Guide to Growing Amazing Herbs

Beginners Guide to Growing Amazing Herbs

Welcome to our ‘Start a Vegetable Garden From Scratch’ Episode number Three – growing herbs.  It is now the middle of Spring here and so far in the garden at Piwakawaka Valley we have some rosemary, Thyme, Parsley (curly and plain), Chives, Cabbage...
The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow for Beginners

The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow for Beginners

When I first started gardening, what I wanted to know is what are the easiest vegetables to grow for beginners. It turns out there are some vegetables that are much easier to grow than others. Some vegetables are easy for beginners to start with and many don’t...
Using Permaculture Zones to Plan a Homestead

Using Permaculture Zones to Plan a Homestead

Permaculture has a theory of “zones” to take into account when deciding on the layout of your homestead. Here is the case study of our homestead to demonstrate how to use zones to place items for best efficiency. Permaculture Zones are a system that...