Vegetable Planting Calendar for Coastal Otago & Southland

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

This wall chart is invaluable to home vegetable growers. It provides a quick reference guide to sowing and planting throughout the year. Rotation, succession, frost, glasshouse and perennial vegetable information is also presented. The information is specifically tailored to Coastal Otago and Southlands’ unique climate.

Vegetable Planting Calendar








A3 size (28.5×40.5cm) in portrait orientation, printed on sturdy long lasting card. (The illustration  is cropped and not to scale).

Designed, researched and trialed by Jason Ross BFA, Nat.Cert.Advanced Production Horticulture.


Available from these Garden Centres

Brydone Wholefoods6km south of Oamaru on Main South Road in the old Totara Hall

Blueskin Nurseries – Waitati

Taste Nature – High st, Dunedin

South Coast Environment Centre – Palmerston Street, Riverton


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Neighbourhood Nirvana

Monday, July 8th, 2013

NZ Gardener Article - Neighbourhood Nirvana

It was really nice to have Robert and Robyn Guyton over recently, they were quite taken with how my kids graze from our family’s edible garden. Robert said he might like to write something about the diversity of plants we enjoy in our little section, but I soon forgot his comments until folk started telling me he had written an article in New Zealand Gardener. Check out the July issue, Robert is a great writer and a great explorer of the wilder side of food gardening.

Sometimes at the dinner table I am playing the role of trying to get my kids to eat some salad when I remember, that actually, during the day, between tree climbing, making bug houses and trampolining, they have been tearing off brussel sprouts and chunks of cabbage from the garden beds and munching them happily raw.

I never thought that our edible garden would be such a big part of our kids outdoor play time, or that they would be self grazing from it! So I suggest to anyone going to have kids to integrate edibles into their backyard play space. Your kids will end up teaching you a few things about the joys of an edible garden. “Dad have some of this kale it so sweet!”