Gardener:Sarah the Gardener from Yates

Date:06 Dec 2020

Blog Type:Vegetables, Recipes

Can you believe we have all been hanging out here sharing our gardens for the last 91 days!  It has certainly flown by and with just 6 days left, the Spring Vegie Growing Challenge will come to an end.

Just to keep you up to date on what will happen next, you can keep posting right up to the end of Sun 13 December – including your great recipe ideas.  Selfishly I strongly encourage you to do that as I need as many good recipe ideas as I can get…  especially for kamokamo, as I just harvested a whopper! 

You can still post after this date; however, it won’t be part of the competition. I will still be here checking on things and making sure it is the lovely friendly place we all know and love.  And there will be opportunities to win through the year in various ways so don’t give up on posting here!  Keep an eye out on the Yates Facebook page as Growing Community competitions will be announced there too.

In the meantime, the Yates team will get together and make some difficult decisions for the winners.  The winners will be contacted directly with the good news and the website will be updated to list the winner’s names, and I’ll do a blog post to help share the good news.  As a previous entrant I know personally how much effort goes into being a part of this challenge and I congratulate you all for making it this far and wish you all the best of luck.

Now this summer hasn’t been off to the greatest start weather wise and I for one hope it improves very soon as I think we are owed some nice weather, especially over the festive season and while we are camping.  We are heading away for 10 days in a tent over the holidays, but I will be coming back halfway through to check on things in the garden.  Last time I turned my back for 10 days for the summer holidays my tomatoes became irreparably infested with the Tomato Potato Psyllid and I’m not in a hurry for a repeat of that.

My garden is coming along nicely.  Although I’m still popping in seeds here and there to replace ones that haven’t made it or aren’t doing so well.  Although I do question why I am trying to get that 4th zucchini to grow!  Having said that, when they turn to marrows, I turn them into marrow chips and in the height of summer in a good season the kids get through a marrow a day!  This is what I do:  > Marrow Chips <  

I hope you all have a lovely last week of the challenge and I wish you all the very best of luck.

Happy Gardening.

Sarah the Gardener  : o)