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22 Feb 2017
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Q. Hi Tui Team, what do I need to do to grow decent red onions? I just put in another lot as the last lot were small. Do you have any advice please? Thanks, Tina. A. The trick with onions is to plant them into a moist rich soil; and avoid... More
16 Feb 2017
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You can’t beat the aroma and flavour of fresh feijoas! This hardy and robust fruit is easy to grow and provides you with an abundance of fruit from autumn to early winter. If you're keen to grow your own, find out everything you need to know... More
8 Feb 2017
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Q. Hi, can you tell me why my limes keep dropping off my tree. I get lots of flowers and most of them start to form little limes and then suddenly fall off. I water every second day and also feed it. It is growing in a large pot. Your help... More
25 Jan 2017
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Q. Hi, I got a lemon tree a few months ago. It's leaves are curling and dull. I've given it citrus food and haven't notice a change. What do you recommend? Thanks, April. A. Citrus leaves will curl when temperatures are cold or in extreme heat... More
24 Jan 2017
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Summer is the main time for enjoying the crops from your home orchard, starting with early stonefruit prior to Christmas through to the apples, pears and feijoas as the season changes to autumn. Kate Marshall from Waimea Nurseries shares her... More
11 Jan 2017
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Q. Hi, my strawberry plant leaves are browning and dying off. I planted them in strawberry mix, added strawberry food and water them often. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Jo.  A. It seems like you have done all the right things to start off... More
10 Jan 2017
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Insect pests, diseases, and lack of water can all affect the success of your fruit & vege garden during the hot summer months. Combat common problems and keep your garden healthy this season! 1. POWDERY MILDEW Infected leaves become... More
1 Dec 2016
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Q. Hi, what plant is the best to plant for cat repellent? They are using my garden to go toliet. Thanks, Kurnia. A. You could try planting curry plant, lemon balm or pennyroyal - available at garden centres. Cayenne pepper and chilli are two... More
30 Nov 2016
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At  Garden to Table school Te Huruhi Primary School on Waiheke Island the gardens have been full of deliciousness and enjoying the warmer weather. They've been harvesting lots of leafy greens: kale, cavelo nero, silverbeet, spinach, radishes,... More
29 Nov 2016
7 recommendations
Summer is upon us and the much anticipated longer and warmer days mean more time to spend in the garden! There are plenty of exciting summer crops to plant and an abundance of harvests arriving in time for the entertaining season. Don’t forget... More