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

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

Winter is Coming…

I have actually never watched Game of Thrones (I know, right), but when I was telling my friend Olly about my article he said it would be a good title. So thanks Olly, this goes out to you! Winter is not a season famous for its vegetable growing, but there are some vegetables that will … Continue reading Winter is Coming…

Introducing Emma Cusdin

Hey, I’m E-Cus, and up until I started writing for Use Good Stuff, gardening was my guilty pleasure. Growing up in the thriving metropolis that is Christchurch, we always had a veggie garden and home grown produce around thanks to the efforts of my outstanding parents Dennis and Denise. We always had our own strawberries, … Continue reading Introducing Emma Cusdin

Herb Your Enthusiasm

Starting to grow your own vegetables can be overwhelming, especially when you are starting from scratch and aren’t equipped with tools or disposable garden space. I think a great first endeavour for a new gardener, especially as we are coming in to some cooler weather, is a herb garden. Herbs are hardy, many can grow … Continue reading Herb Your Enthusiasm