Gardening Advice

My best tips for making your patch pop!

Interpreting my soil test

Interpreting my soil test

After receiving my soil test results, I’ve spent some time interpreting the results, and thinking about how I can amend the soil to be its best.

Taking soil samples

Taking soil samples

I decided to get a soil test done on my garden. This week, I’m taking soil samples and sending them away to the lab.

Pricking out seedlings

Pricking out seedlings

Between sowing seeds in trays, and transplanting them outdoors, they need pricking out. Find out what that means and how to do it.

Direct-sowing guide

Direct-sowing guide

Direct sowing is spreading seed in the place you want to grow it. This is the best way of getting good results for some crops. Find out which ones!

I love my worms

I love my worms

Our worms are probably the animal that pulls their weight best here at Orotere. They take my snotty tissues and coffee grounds, and turn them into black gold.

Constant Coriander

Constant Coriander

If you love coriander, then having constant, fresh leaves in your garden can be a nirvana-state. Find out how to achieve it!

Planting Potatoes

Planting Potatoes

Potatoes can be planted as soon as the last frosts pass. Find out what to do now to great crop next season!

Growing Strawberries

Growing Strawberries

Practically everyone loves strawberries! Learn the important things to know when growing your own.

Planting peas

Planting peas

Ever wanted super-fresh peas? They take a bit of work, but nothing compares. Here’s everything you need to know!