CarolJane - Waikato is talking about growing Beetroot, Carrot, Cucumber, Herbs, Lettuce, Radish, Silverbeet, Spring Onion from Waikato

Garden ready!

Gardening does come with its challenges. Some crops excel whilst others flop thus the warts and all title to my blog. 

I am sure I not alone when it comes to flop crops. Well the BEETROOT bolted so I ripped it out today and just when I thought I had lovely big CARROTS I decided to pull some to take to Mum. Oh no they are spilt and I have no ideal why. Admittedly both crops have been in the garden for quite some time. Luckily I have spring sown ones coming along so not a total waste. At least the compost bin got a feed. Next I need to attack the bolting SILVERBEET but hoping there is someone local who would like it for their chooks.

As I said this afternoon I have ripped the BEETROOT out and some CARROTS then gave the small salad bed a good tidy up and will have another try at growing PARSNIPS and put in some SPRING ONIONS, RADISH and LETTUCE. I have 2 more CUCUMBER to plant out so will do that later.

WELL, WELL, WELL did I find SNAIL CITY. I decided to check out the growth on the OLIVE tree stump that has sprouted and been hidden amongst the FLANDERS POPPIES. There they were by the dozens climbing up the sprouted branches and among the undergrowth. Actually hundreds would be a better word. So I grabbed a paint pale and started counting 1 2 3 ….. 100 101 102  whoops lost count so call that 110 then 111 112 … Got to 140 then when I got to the compost bin there were more in there so all in all I reckon 150. I was not going to put them in the compost bin. just seemed a handy place to sift out the leaves.  Now they are secure in the paint pale but I am not quite sure what I should do with them so have put a post on local Facebook sight to check if someone wants them for their chooks.  

Another beautiful warm sunny day in Te Awamutu and loving it.

Happy gardening 

CarolJane – Waikato