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

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Progress in the Veggie Patch

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

Most things in the garden seem to be doing quite well now - beans are popping up, tomatoes are starting to flower and the courgettes are already fruiting. We did have one little slip up this we...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:11pm on 10th November 2018

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Feeding Our Gardens

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

This morning I took Luke (Mr 3) out into the garden to teach him about feeding his plants. The conversations went something like this... 

Me: We need to feed our plants a seeweed drink today to make them grow big and strong. <...

Read on | comments | Posted at 06:11am on 9th November 2018

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Bumper Blueberry and Strawberry Crops

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

We love our berries! They’re especially popular with my three year old. He loves blueberries and strawberries, but my favourite would have to be raspberries. Tonight my post is about our blueberry and strawberry patch though. The plant in...

Read on | comments | Posted at 15:11pm on 7th November 2018

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Squash, Peas and Corn

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

Has anyone else told themselves that they won’t plant more seeds; only to find themselves planting more seeds? That was me this afternoon. Today I direct sowed Shriaz Peas (purple pods) and Golden Sweet Peas (yellow pods). I’ve also...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:11pm on 6th November 2018

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Reflecting on October in the Veggie Patch

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

As part of the Yates Growing Challenge we’re encouraged to blog honestly about both our successes and failures. This has inspired me to reflect on my own garden in a little bit more depth. At the end of each month I’m going to compl...

Read on | comments | Posted at 07:11am on 5th November 2018

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