Jeanette Smith - Blogger

Lost Plot blogger Jeanette Smith has created gardens under all conditions, from the climatic extremes of mountainous Africa (snow, heat, drought, locusts) to bitter Canterbury frosts and Manawatu gales.

More reading from Jeanette Smith

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The lost plot: Grow your own herbs

My mother’s repertoire of herbs consisted of mint and parsley,...

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The lost plot: Growing carrots

Once you’ve tasted your own home grown fresh, juicy carrots...

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The lost plot: Winter planting

Mid-winter is a time to take stock in the vegetable...

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The lost plot: How to grow garlic

Traditionally, garlic is planted in June on the shortest day...

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The lost plot: How to grow raspberries

It used to be thought that raspberries wouldn’t grow north...

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The lost plot: How to grow leeks

A vegetable that used to be served cooked to a...

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The lost plot: Growing asparagus

Nothing tastes as delicious as asparagus picked straight from the...

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The lost plot: Planting winter veges

As the year starts to move towards autumn, it’s time...

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The lost plot: Growing beans over summer

Beans are a crop that prefers the warmer parts of...

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The lost plot: Growing gem squash

Gem squash is a crop not as well known in...

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The lost plot: How to grow tomatoes

Labour weekend is the traditional time to plant tomatoes, the...

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The lost plot: How to grow kumara

Although there’s a certain mystique around growing kumara, my father...

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How to grow peas

I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like peas...

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Herbs, birds and winter veg

I always think that the hardest part of the winter...

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Making the most of your winter garden

The best way to view the garden at this time...

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How to get the best from feijoas, defeat...

Now is the time to feel smug for planting winter...

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Making the most of autumn’s bounty in the...

The main weather event down my way last month was...

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The art of growing your own food

Growing your own food is good for your health on...

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