Hello! Welcome to Gardening for Real where I blog about growing almost everything we eat in one of the more … how can I put this diplomatically … challenging areas of the country! In a region with more rain days than anywhere else in New Zealand (how else do we get our beautiful rain forest?), where the next stop is Antarctica, and where kereru, possums and rabbits like to share everything we grow, self sufficiency is an art! And just to makes things even trickier (or more enjoyable, depending on how you look at it) I also grow a free-to-harvest roadside garden where anyone passing by can help themselves to fresh food.
Join me as I dig for victory in Let’s Get Gardening . To follow the garden that grows happiness, click on Roadside Garden. For kids’ gardening fun, skip to Kid’s Gardening pages, and for recipies from my home and travels, take a look at Recipes. If you want to know what I do in my spare time (joke!) go to the Books page or checkout my regular garden columns at www.lifestyleblock.co.nz .
Yours from the bottom of the world,