Heritage Vegetables and more!

In this section you will find all kinds of information relating to heritage vegetables

Our list of favourite greens for planting in each season

What to plant in the Autumn (February through to April)

Growing tips  We have compiled growing tips for most crop types to help you get the best out of your garden.

Heritage Vegetable Selector Charts Not sure which varieties of heritage beans, tomatoes, pumpkins or corn to plant? Our heritage vegetable selector charts are a great resource to help you decide which varieties are right for your situation

How to grow tomatoes

Tomatoes are always a challenge if you want to do it organically, especially if you want to do it without copper sprays.  This is the program we’ve developed over the years, read more ....

Growing beans for drying It’s immensely satisfying to consider all the things we’ve got stored away – bottled fruit and tomatoes, jars of pesto, sacks of potatoes, kumara boxed safely up, and jars and jars of dried beans. I particularly love the dried beans – they are beautiful to look at and great to cook with – a real taonga.

Using Maize All kinds of information here about maize, a great crop to grow if you want start growing your own grains.

Garlic and Perennial Onions

Heaps of information here on the garlic and perennial onions in our collection and how to grow them


Learn more about kumara and the best way to grow them


Information on our heritage potatoes and how we grow them


Growing King Stropharia Mushrooms in the garden