1. Amanda, Hataitai
Amanda comes from a farming background, so keeping the family tradition of getting out in the garden was important to her when it came to house hunting in inner suburban Wellington.
For her, gardening is about growing the foods you love to eat, particularly the ones that are expensive and hard to find in the shops. She also loves seeing self-seeded surprises pop up in her garden like borage, orache, chervil and coriander.
She is an expert at growing asparagus, kohlrabi, green beans, tomatoes, courgettes, corn, broad beans, globe artichoke, chillies and heaps of lettuce. Amanda is keeping tight-lipped on her failures, but she will share that she has lots of them!