Simone - Picnics and Paddocks's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2018

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Planning Our Insect Hotel

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

I'm going to apologise in advance for the long post! I don't normally write something this long, but hopefully it proves useful to someone else too and stops you from having to spend the time doing the research I've done. It would make for a gr...

Read on | comments | Posted at 00:09am on 21st September 2018

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Glass Gem Popping Corn

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

Last year we grew Mini Strawberry Popping Corn. Due to the bad weather we had over January and some very pesky rats, it didn't do as well as I would have liked. We did however make the most of the corn we were able to save and ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:09pm on 17th September 2018

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Peas in a Pot and Some New Seed Varieties

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

Today it was time to prick some of my pea seedlings out of their seed trays and plant them into a large pot. We've been growing Shiraz Peas and Golden Sweet Peas, so we should have a mix of pur...

Read on | comments | Posted at 13:09pm on 16th September 2018

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A Kiwi Staple - The Humble Potato

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

Like most Kiwi families the humble potato features in many of our home cooked meals. From new potatoes with freshly picked mint from the garden and potato salad in summer to creamy mashed potato or a Sunday roast in winter, the potato is defini...

Read on | comments | Posted at 14:09pm on 15th September 2018

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MINI CHALLENGE 1

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

I seem to find this the hardest challenge because there are so many amazing gardeners and I find something unique that I love about all of their gardens. This time I've picked Northland Backyard Gardeners for my favourite ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 15:09pm on 11th September 2018

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