By Tony Murrell
Helen is away this weekend so I've asked Nici Wickes from Tegal "World Kitchen " to keep me company.
It's been a week of plant transplants and soil conditioning. I will share some of my techniques with you.
In "Tui Time" this week:
“Spring is a busy time in the garden and the Tui Time Spring Gardening Guide covers all your bases to ensure you have a successful spring garden; from conditioning your soil, through to the planting your veggie, fruit and flower gardens.”
Perennial and annual planting often gets some gardeners tangles up into confusion about what plants need to be left in the ground what what need to be yanked out. A rather perennial chat coming up with an expert on that topic.
Nici Wickes travels the world and has learnt a vast range of cooking techniques. What styles and cultural cuisines are influencing our local chefs?
The rain certainly has taken its toll of soil in our gardens and compaction is something we sometimes cannot avoid. So how do we bring our soil back to life and inject air, the essential element in soil for plant life?
Nici has been traveling around New Zealand and spending time in Christchurch lecturing the community and sharing her infectious enthusiasim on meal ideas and great advice on adding variety to a weekly menu. I am looking for some inspiration too, let's put Nici through.
Interesting and topical food and gardening chat all the way through the show - four hours of compulsory listing this week as usual.
Looking forward to your undivided attention and company.
Tony and Nici