Slip Success

Gardener:Northland Backyard Gardener

Date:12 May 2024

Blog Type:Vegetables

I finally feel like I have time to relax and spend time in the garden. And today I celebrated by harvesting a few crops. 

To put things in context, as many of you know, I am a teacher, and also involved in hockey. What I haven't shared is that I am actually a senior leader; coordinate the schools hockey teams (8 this year); and sit on the JMC hockey committee with varying roles. Unfortunately, the two roles conflicted with timing this year and there have been some very long days/,late night over the past month. But I got there. Teams are up and running, and camp was a success with stunning weather. 

Today the weather continued, and after taking our pups for their first ever public walk with my mum (we thought she would enjoy tge moment), I was able to head to the garden for an hour.

The late planted corn (end of Feb I think) was harvested. A pineapple was picked, and my experiment with growing the kumara slips from tips was a success. The biggest were around 400-450gms so I am happy with my 4 or 5 little slips that went in as a trial. Now that I know it works, I've saved many more tips this year. So if you haven't harvested your kumara already, I highly recommend saving those tips and putting them in a bucket of water for the next 4-5 months. 

Slip Success