Food Gardens Research

Insect exclusion net cages make saving seed true to the parent easy. They also provide protection from weather, cats and balls!
Insect exclusion net cages make saving seed true to the parent easy. They also provide protection from weather, cats and balls!

Research into home food garden productivity, processes and local variability is an area in which each one of us can contribute.

Each local area is a unique combination of

  • climate,
  • micro-climate,
  • soils,
  • season
  • local aspects,size and layout of the site
  • the built environment around the planting site,
  • preferences, resources, ability and interests of the gardener,
  • available seeds, seedlings and plants to that person
  • other factors
Bags of potting mix make great, easy gardens when we lacked in-ground options.
Bags of potting mix make great, easy gardens when we lacked in-ground options.

 

This page collects investigations we have undertaken at various home food gardens over many years.

We hope it aids you in your food garden creation and journey.

 

 

Articles

Tomato trial in an Auckland home food garden 2014-15