Organic NZ

Keep your garden safe from KILLER COMPOST

When my lifelong dream finally came true and we moved into our homestead in May 2019, I was convinced it was going to be the ‘year of abundance’. I could foresee harvest baskets overflowing with organic produce, and the pantry filled with preserved bounty. Instead it became the year this herb lady turned into ‘herbicide lady’.


Transplanted broad beans in my newly established potager garden soon started growing bizarrely with new leaves that were hardened, curled and twisted. Snow peas had similar misshapen leaves, as did hundreds of heirloom tomato seedlings that grew stunted, with older leaves cupping, and new leaves forming shepherd’s crook

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