Home & Garden: In case you missed it

Home & Garden 26/08/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from RadioLIVE's Home & Garden for August 25th & 26th, 2018.

Potting sheds do's and don'ts

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Lynda Hallinan has been making a bit of a mess arranging flowers in Tony's kitchen ahead of the Sunday markets. She shares her thoughts on potting sheds do's and don'ts.

Brick Houses 101

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When building a home it can be hard to choose what the outside should look like; whether it be brick, cladding or any one of the many options.

Jason Willems from The Brickery joins Tony Murrell to stack and mortar up the various options of bricks.

NZ's first compostable meat packaging

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If you're trying to reduce your single-use plastic use you'll find that every time you buy meat it comes plastic-wrapped on non-recyclable polystyrene trays.

The Hawke's Bay organic free-range chicken producer George Bostock from Bostock Brothers joins Tony Murrell and Lynda Hallinan to talk about the launch of New Zealand's first compostable meat packaging.

Organic potatoes

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A great reason to grow your own spuds is that you can control the sprays you use, or don't use, on your food. Unfortunately, potatoes are increasingly difficult to grow organically because of blight and a pernicious little pest called the tomato-potato psyllid.

But in the Hawke's Bay, Scott Lawson and partner Vicki Meech from Lawson's True Earth, are committed to growing Bio-Gro certified organic produce, including blueberries, carrots, pumpkins, onions and potatoes. 

Supermarket Sleuth: Private brand labels and reusable bags

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"Supermarket Sleuth" John Winters discusses why you sometimes see big brands private labels in different stores, why you can't buy a cucumber out of the plastic sleeve, and how to keep your reusable bags clean when dealing with meat.

If you have a question or any feedback for the “Supermarket Sleuth” go to our Home & Garden Show page, click on email and send your question.  

Instagram-worthy recipies with impeccable credentials

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New Zealand author Amber Rose's beautiful new book Wild Delicious comes with impeccable credentials. She's the daughter of legendary seed saver Kay Baxter of Koanga Gardens and she's honest about her ups and downs. 

What got her through? Wholesome, nourishing food and a supportive community up north, where she now lives.

Creating a medicinal and culinary garden at home

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Ever thought of planting a medicinal or culinary garden at your place? Well it's actually easier than it sounds! Geoff Speeden from Millstream Garden joins Tony and Lynda to share his tips and tricks for getting started.

The Queen of Clean: weekly advice

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Shannon Lush gives her weekly share of advice, taking your calls and texts and solving all of your cleaning problems!

Listen to the full interviews above.

Home and Garden with Tony Murrell, 7am - 10am Saturday and Sunday mornings on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.