Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

NZ Gardener Sets the Trend for Edible Gardening

Media release
October 28 2005

NZ Gardener Sets the Trend for Edible Gardening

As Gold Sponsor of Ellerslie Flower Show 2005, NZ Gardener is right on track with the current trend of growing your own vegetables, with their Special Edition entitled 'The Kitchen Garden - a practical guide to growing vegetables'.

Edible gardening is a significant component of this year's Show and a growing priority for Kiwis who are into healthy living and progressive gardening. The Kitchen Garden provides an all-you-need-to-know to get started growing edibles, with hints on everything from making compost to seed sowing.

The Special Edition also includes a comprehensive A-Z vegetable growing guide with easy tips for success, whether you have only a few vegetables and herbs in containers or are working on a large, productive plot.

The NZ Gardener stand at Ellerslie Flower Show will represent this fast-growing trend, showcasing the Special Edition with a unique edible gardening theme.

Sarah Beresford, Editor of NZ Gardener, says new hybrids bred for container cultivation mean people don't need a lot of space to enjoy the satisfaction of growing a range of vegetables and herbs.

"The Special Edition gathers together all the tips and advice people will need to begin harvesting fresh food from their garden," says Sarah.

Edible gardening is a dominant theme at this year's Ellerslie Flower Show, with several talented personalities speaking on the subject as part of the NZ Gardener Speaker Series.

Julian Matthews and Dennis Greville will intrigue with their discussion on 'Vegetables For The Kitchen Garden' and Andrew Boylan will delight with his talk 'Incredible Edibles - Let me bring your garden alive with fruit'. For herb enthusiasts, Tasmanian-based Kim Fletcher will share her expert knowledge in the area of herb gardening and how to use herbs to create theme gardens.

NZ Gardener Special Edition The Kitchen Garden is a must for those who are keen to follow the trend of edible gardening and sow the seeds for a healthier lifestyle and more innovative garden! With a cover price of $14.95 this Special Edition will be available in all good bookshops, supermarkets and from the NZ Gardener stand at the Ellerslie Flower Show.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

DoC: A Tale Of Two Halves For Rock Wren/Tuke
It’s a tale of two halves for rock wren/tuke with their fortunes hanging on effective predator control, the latest South Island-wide survey shows. The Department of Conservation monitoring programme, now in its third year, tracks populations of this small alpine bird... More>>


TradeMe: Wages Remain Hot While Job Listings Cool Off
Salaries are skyrocketing in the regions as Kiwi employers battle to attract staff and combat the rising cost of living, according to the analysis of over 77,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 30 June (Q2)... More>>



Tegel: Chicken Prices On The Rise But It’s Still The Favourite Protein For Kiwi Families

A combination of domestic and international factors is forcing New Zealand’s largest poultry supplier Tegel to raise its prices from July. The roughly 10% price rise is a result of ongoing cost pressures on the industry, including increases in labour... More>>



Motor Industry Association: New Vehicle Registrations Soften

The Motor Industry Association’s Mark Stockdale says that 12,049 registrations of new vehicles for the month of June shows the market is weakening in the face of raising costs of living... More>>



MYOB: New Data Shows Increase In SMEs Experiencing Stress And Anxiety

The lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a surge in the number of local SME owners and operators experiencing stress and anxiety, according to new research from business management platform, MYOB... More>>



Carbonz: Cashing In On Carbon: The New Marketplace Helping Native Forest To Thrive

The country’s first voluntary carbon credit marketplace, Carbonz, is here to restore native biodiversity and help Aotearoa reach its carbon zero goals by selling the first carbon credits exclusively from native forest... More>>