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

June Jumbles

Kia ora all! Hope you are all doing well and staying warm and cosy. It certainly has been raining a lot… Good for the garden but not so good for my mood! There are a few things going on in my world at the moment so it’s going to be a bitsy post I’m afraid … Continue reading June Jumbles

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

“O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way”

Just so we are clear, I do not condone celebrating Christmas early. I was in a shop (I’m not naming it for consideration of it’s feelings) that was selling advent calendars with my friends Chris and Nathan the other day, and I nearly screamed and ripped my shirt open like the Incredible Hulk. If you … Continue reading “O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way”

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