Clare H's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2018

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SERIOUS weeding

Clare H is talking about growing Turnip from Hawke's Bay

Yes it should have been in my garden! But this morning we joined a group weeding around native trees we planted last winter at the Waitangi Regional Park between Napier & Hastings.

It was hard work, much harder than in my garden! Bu...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:12pm on 8th December 2018

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Reflecting back, looking forward

Clare H is talking about growing Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Capsicum, Carrot, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini from Hawke's Bay

Firstly a BIG thank you to Yates for sponsoring this Challenge & having Sarah, the Lovely Gardener, providing moral support & encouragement. Also to fellow Challenge bloggers for your c...

Read on | comments | Posted at 13:12pm on 9th December 2018

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Wanna see a CABBAGE!

Clare H is talking about growing Turnip from Hawke's Bay

I needed the loppers & wheelbarrow to wrangle this red cabbage. Now trimmed ready in the kitchen it weighs in at 5.9kg. 

I didn't do anything different for this one, it managed to grow this size on its own. 2 from its tray of 6...

Read on | comments | Posted at 08:12am on 7th December 2018

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MINI CHALLENGE FOUR

Clare H is talking about growing Turnip from Hawke's Bay

Here is my new Bug-pipe Hotel.

As you can see it is completely relocatable & also the layout can be reconfigured as & when desired!

Thank you Yates for suggesting this Challenge. I wante...

Read on | comments | Posted at 10:12am on 6th December 2018

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A Celebration Meal = from the garden

Clare H is talking about growing Broad beans, Chilli, Peas, Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Spring Onion, Tomato, Zucchini from Hawke's Bay

I always think making Minestrone soup (thick, more like a stew when I make it!) is like a celebration of our garden's bounty. My recipe is flexible so changes a lot depending on the season.

But today with production out...

Read on | comments | Posted at 13:12pm on 6th December 2018

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