Popadome are an environmentally friendly pest control solution which have been available to UK gardeners for a while but are just released in New Zealand. Available in three sizes, you can keep slugs, snails, birds, possums, pests and more off newly seeded lawns, garden beds and fruit trees – and they can be transformed into mini greenhouse or frost cover. Buy at Oderings and Palmers or online at trulux.co.nz/popadome.
The open-sided insert allows observation of growth as the potatoes grow. This growing method has made the PotatoPot popular in kindergartens and schools, as an aid for teaching the benefits of growing our own food. Available from Briscoes, Bunnings, Mitre 10, New World, Repco, Storage Box, The Warehouse, The Clearance Shed and some garden centres.