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Attracting Beneficial Insects To The Garden

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Herbs from Northland

Since my last post about planning an insect hotel to attract beneficial insects to our garden, we've made a bit of progress. Over the weekend we headed down the paddock to begin collecting materials for the hotel. My three year...

Read on | comments | Posted at 05:09am on 25th September 2018

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Hardening Off Seedlings And A Couple Of Laughs

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Pumpkin, Sweetcorn, Tomato from Northland

I've seen a couple of people using indoor rabbit/guinea pig cages for mini greenhouses. I thought that was a really cool idea and was thinking about doing the same. Instead I've decided to use our one as a safe little sanctuary for hardening of...

Read on | comments | Posted at 16:09pm on 24th September 2018

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Garden Extension Part 1

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Pumpkin, Tomato from Northland

Today I'm grateful for my husband that helped me to dig out the new garden extension. It's a big job and I couldn't do that without his help. He's dug down the full length of our house and also down one of the other sides. 

I know ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:09pm on 23rd September 2018

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Crop Rotation and New Garden Site

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Beans, Celery, Lettuce, Silverbeet, Tomato from Northland

Crop rotation was something that I put little thought into last year. I was so caught up in the excitement of Square Metre Gardening and companion planting that I failed to future proof my garden. 

Don't get me wrong, both Square M...

Read on | comments | Posted at 09:09am on 22nd September 2018

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Potato Buckets And Sad, Drowned Seedlings!

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Pumpkin from Northland

Fridays are my day at home with my three year old. Having a three day weekend has made a real difference for me as a working mum. After a morning in town at a farewell for my mum (she's got a new job) we decided to make the most of the fine wea...

Read on | comments | Posted at 16:09pm on 21st September 2018

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