Faster, Stronger, Larder

Hey garden pals. I don’t know about you, but these frosts and a growing schedule of out-of-garden things has meant that I haven’t done much in the last month. I have, however, checked out some gardens around Christchurch and want to remind you that frost cloth is such a good idea. Really, truly. Do also … Continue reading Faster, Stronger, Larder

Food For Thought

So E-Cus, now that I have read your articles, done some of my own work and created the most kick ass veggie patch in my street, what am I meant to do with all the produce?- I know you are wondering this because I got asked it in real life (thanks, Naomi). With a patch … Continue reading Food For Thought

Party With Uncle Herb

Hey Garden fans! Now that Use Good Stuff is a year old, I've been strolling down the memory lane that is this blog and reading how far we have come. What a journey it has been for you and for me. Our relationship has had some highs (New lemon trees and jam making in the … Continue reading Party With Uncle Herb

Home Is Where The Plant Is

Houseplants are actually incredibly controversial. In my experience, you either love them or hate them, there is no middle ground. Kind of like The Bachelor. I enjoy having plants inside, as long as they are useful to me personally and I don’t have too many. Too many divided around the house can get frustrating, especially … Continue reading Home Is Where The Plant Is

Get Off The Grass

Gotcha! I had you going for a minute there right? This article is (of course) about weeds that grow in your lawn or garden, and how they may be used in many super helpful ways. That’s right folks, weeds aren’t all bad after all, they are just misunderstood. Kind of like how Doctor Octopus just … Continue reading Get Off The Grass

SHOW ME THE MONEY – An Insider’s Guide to Garden Savings

When I started gardening, I thought it would be a great way to save money. I thought for sure that by growing my own vegetables and fruit I was certainly cutting out the middle man and that that would be reflected in my bank balance immediately. Don’t get me wrong, growing your own is going … Continue reading SHOW ME THE MONEY – An Insider’s Guide to Garden Savings

Steal My Sunshine

Yo, it's your old mate E Cus coming in with the first garden post of 2016. Feels good to be back. Let's be honest though, this year has not started well. First we lose beloved David, then we lose magnificent Alan, then Sylvester Stallone- Ok he didn't die but he did get nominated for an … Continue reading Steal My Sunshine

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How The Garden Grinch Saved Your Christmas

It’s mid-December, Use Good Stuff fans, and that means there are only so many more sleeps until that big ol’ jolly fella squeezes his butt through your heat pump to drink your low fat soy milk and snack on your Mallowpuffs. While some of you clever so-and-so’s have shopped ahead of time online or caught … Continue reading How The Garden Grinch Saved Your Christmas

So Many Weeds, So Little Thyme

After a call out on my Facebook page this week it was brought to my attention that I haven’t really truly delved into how to deal with weeds in your garden. That’s outrageous. Is it too late now to say sorry? (Tragic Justin Bieber reference, but c’mon, it’s a banger). Also, shout out to my … Continue reading So Many Weeds, So Little Thyme