For spring flowering bulbs to light up your garden, you can't go past the huge range offered by NZ Bulbs.
Located in Feilding, not far from us, they have an extensive range of spring flowering bulbs available for ordering right now.
From daffodils and tulips through to crocuses, hyacinths, irises and many special bulbs, there's a bulb to suit every garden.
All NZ Bulbs bulbs are grown right here in New Zealand, and have a fantastic size and quality.
Visit their website and shop online at www.nzbulbs.co.nz
Gardening a good way to get kids eating greens
While it may feel a bit depressing to be thinking about the cooler weather already, if you want to grow your own winter vegetables March is the time to start planting.
“The secret to a successful winter vegetable garden is planning,” says Awapuni Nurseries gardening guru, Tod Palenski. “Some vegetables can take up to three months to mature so getting seedlings in early is important.”
Planting vegetables is a great activity for the whole family – and it might even get the kids to eat their greens.
“They’ll enjoy being able to choose which vegetables to plant and they’ll look forward to eating the end product which they’ve grown themselves.”
When choosing winter vegetables, Tod says you can’t go past Awapuni’s Pop‘n’Grow mixes. Click here to read more.
If you‘ve been growing tomatoes over the summer months you should be enjoying their fresh homegrown goodness right now.
If you find you are growing more than you can eat, then it’s time to get a little creative in the kitchen.
Great in salads, pasta sauces, stews and soups, tomatoes are one of the most versatile things you can grow at home. If you’re looking for a recipe with a kick try
Tod’s Tangy Tequila Salsa:
- 8 large ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
- 1/3 cup finely minced red onion
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium chilli, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
- Juice of 1 lime
- Shot of tequila (optional)
Place all ingredients in a bowl. Stir together until well mixed. Season to taste with salt. Serve at room temperature. Stores for up to a week in the fridge. Enjoy with tacos, nachos, and burritos, or as a topping for fish, chicken or steak.