Growing food at home is a great way to eat healthy, save money and doesn’t have to take much time or space.
Benefits of growing food at home:
Things to consider when growing at home:
Christchurch has a great climate for growing a wide variety of fruits, nuts, herbs and vegetables. The Food Resilience Network have developed guides on what plant varieties are particularly suited to our local growing conditions. These guides contain delicious, nutritious, disease resistant and hardy varieties suited to Canterbury. Many are heritage varieties that perform well and taste great.
Heritage apples especially suited to Canterbury (PDF 630KB)
Growing food at home (Nelson City Council Guide)
Growing fruit and nuts at home (Nelson Environment Centre Guide)
Talk with family, friends and neighbours about growing at home
Community Gardens are great places to learn about growing and composting
Council libraries have many books on growing and enjoying food
Garden centres will be happy to give advice about growing edible plants
Tree Crops Association have excellent guides on growing edible trees