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

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Organic Gardening

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

One of my long term goals is to have a completely organic garden. Currently I grow all spray free veggies and fruit, but I can’t say it’s completely organic. Some of my seeds are organic and some aren’t. I don’t use orga...

Read on | comments | Posted at 06:11am on 30th November 2018

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Popping Corn - A Second Chance

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

Some of you will remember that last month I planted Crystal Gem Corn. It's a rainbow coloured dry corn that can be used as a popping corn. Within 24 hours birds had ripped my whole crop out and destroyed it. There was no hope of saving the plan...

Read on | comments | Posted at 05:11am on 29th November 2018

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DIY Compost

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

After struggling to find a compost that I like in the shops I decided that I’d do a bit of research and learn how to make my own compost. I want to start transitioning to organic gardening, but with being vegetarian I don’t like the...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:11pm on 27th November 2018

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Giant Freckles Lettuce And Thunder Storms

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

This afternoon and during the early evening we've had constant rain, followed by lots of thunder. I so desperately want to be out in my garden, but there's really not a lot you can do in weather like that. All I managed to do was to zip out to ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:11pm on 26th November 2018

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Eating The Rainbow

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Beetroot, Celery, Peas from Northland

There's something special about picking your own vegetables straight from the garden. Tonight Luke and I went out into our little veggie patch to pick some fresh vegetables, as well as a couple of strawberries. We’ve been...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:11pm on 25th November 2018

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