Organic Gardening

Elenar's gardens have been fully organic since we bought the place in 2010. This page is a celebration of natural goodness and the wonderful things that happen when you have nature as a friend.

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Working with Nature

When you start working with the land in a co-operative way with nature she adds to your efforts and helps you along the way. This is one of the reasons organic food tastes better- you've allowed those extra natural goodies in, instead of blocking them out with chemicals.


It's a common misconception that organic gardeners don't use sprays. In fact we use many different sprays on our plants, they just aren't harmful to the environment liks conventional sprays. See this section for recipes.


Organic matter (referred to as "OM" in organics) is at the heart of good soil. Good composting and mulching are essential. Find some tips in this section.

Rotation and choice of plants

Rotating crops helps avoid disease, and choosing the right crop for the right place is important if you want nature to lend a hand.

Our Garden

This is what makes it all worthwhile!


“Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts, and not in some laboratory of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies.” ― Gary Hopkins


"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace." — May Sarton

Located on the beautiful Kapiti Coast of Aotearoa New Zealand