Jam!

I’ve been making jam.  Basically, I like jam, but I don’t actually eat a lot of it…. and in all my years, I have never made it before. Then came jam making sugar! So today I made blackberry jam and strawberry jam.  The secret to jam is easy…. add an apple, which is high in…

Getting back on the band wagon

I tell you, summer and autumn are completely mental times of the year!  I feel like I’m falling behind in the garden, and with all the harvesting…. not to mention working out how to keep produce for winter! Today I bottled another 6 bottles of beetroot.  These must be mentioned are small jars…. this adds…

Seed planting calendar

I'm obsessed with seeds at the moment, but I'm still a seedling novice at heart. All the Pinterest seed planting calendars I find are for America…. Which has backwards seasons to us down here in New Zealand. In my desire to help others find a good planting guide, I'm linking here to Yates… Who have…