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

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Catching Blackbirds?

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

The bird netting seems to be working over the berry patch! While I was at camp my husband sent me this photo of a Blackbird caught in the netting. I had to have a bit of a laugh. He released the bird straight away and it hopped away unharmed. I...

Read on | comments | Posted at 05:11am on 25th November 2018

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Quality Time In The Garden

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

Today was my first day at home after being at school camp with my class of year 4 children. They've had an amazing time and I've loved being part of it, but I'm completely shattered! 

I work Monday - Thursday at our local rural sch...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:11pm on 23rd November 2018

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Spring Gardening In A Beanie and Warm Jacket!

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

It seems that the weather really can't make up its mind at the moment. Beautiful and sunny one minute; cold and wet the next. Gardening in a warm jacket with a beanie on, in cold rain is a sure sign that we haven't settled into warmer months ju...

Read on | comments | Posted at 05:11am on 21st November 2018

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My November 'To Do' List

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

Now that the majority of my seedlings are planted out I feel like things have slowed down a little bit, for now anyway. It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through November so I thought I’d sit down tonight and wri...

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

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Growing Veggies In Shady Spaces

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Beetroot, Carrot, Celery, Lettuce, Silverbeet from Northland

Often when we’re planning a vegetable garden we’re told that we need a position with full sun, but what about those of us that have a garden with shade or partial shade? What can we...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:11pm on 18th November 2018

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