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12 Feb 2015
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Q. Hi, the leaves on my tomatoes are going yellow. Could this be because I am watering them too much? Thanks, John. A. Are you regularly feeding your tomatoes? As they are gross feeders they need feeding every 2-4 weeks in the growing season.... More
12 Feb 2015
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Q. Hi there, my coriander and basil are hardly growing - my favourite herbs! Any suggestions? I live in South Canterbury. Thanks, Julie. A. Both coriander and basil need warmth and lots of sunshine to do well. It is getting a little late in the... More
11 Feb 2015
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Being one of the hottest months of the year, February is one of the main harvest periods and it’s all about reaping the rewards of what you have sown and planted. It's important to keep an eye on watering at this time and keep the soil moist to... More
11 Feb 2015
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Last week the Tui Team had the pleasure of visting Tui Gardener of the Year winner Owen Takuira-Ngaropo in Papamoa, Tauranga to present him with his award and deliver his Tui goodies! With Owen's passion for gardening and helping others, he... More
9 Feb 2015
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I love February, with its blistering, baking heat. Finally it’s hot enough for my eggplants and chillies to ripen. Tomatoes, cucumbers and beans and other summer crops are flat out setting their seed and the harvests just pour in – it can be... More
28 Jan 2015
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Take a walk on the structured side! When is comes to design elements, we are living in a blended age of minimalistic features where less is more and vintage styles where anything from the past goes. Plants play a huge part in completing a home... More
27 Jan 2015
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Q. Hi, I have lots of flowers on my cucumbers but most of them don't set. The baby cucumbers just yellow and die off. Can it be fixed? Thanks, Kathryn. A. There could be several reasons for this. Only female flowers set fruit, so it depends if... More
15 Jan 2015
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Q. Hi, my courgettes are producing finger length fruit then dying off, please help? Thanks Adrienne. A. It sounds like blossom end rot which is caused by a lack of water or irregular watering or a lack of calcium and magnesium in the soil. Make... More
13 Jan 2015
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We caught up with some of this year’s category winners and gained some great tips to share! You can share your top garden tips below in the comments section. Lin Chetty - My Gardening Mentor Nominated by daughter Jaclyn Chetty, Lin “is a mother... More
13 Jan 2015
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With the new year and associated new beginnings, numerous crops will be ready to harvest and it’s the perfect time to plant more fruit and vegetables to ensure a continuous supply! There are also a few routine jobs to do in the garden. If you... More

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