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

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20 Fun Garden Ideas to do With Kids!

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Beans, Carrot, Cucumber, Tomato from Northland

Being both a teacher and a mum, gardening with kids is something that I’m really passionate about. We’re currently growing giant sunflowers, beans and buckets of potatoes in my year 4 class at school. My three year old has started s...

Read on | comments | Posted at 16:10pm on 23rd October 2018

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Labour Weekend in Northland

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

There was no big Labour Weekend plant out and not a single tomato plant was planted. As a gardener you can very easily fall into the trap of feeling that those two things are markers of success and that you’re failing if you’re not ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:10pm on 22nd October 2018

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Early Blight in Tomatoes or Something Else?

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

My tomatoes have been doing really well... until now... 

Does this look like early blight or something else? I have so many tomato seedlings almost ready to plant out and a lot of them have this on their leaves (see attached photos...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:10pm on 19th October 2018

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From Baby Cabbages to Pepino - A Little Update

Simone - Picnics and Paddocks is talking about growing Beetroot, Cabbage, Celery, Radish, Spinach, Sweetcorn, Tomato from Northland

I've been so busy over the past week that I haven't been very active on here so thought I'd do a general update tonight of where I'm at. 

Our two large 4 metre long garden beds are both humming. I can honestly say I'm really happy ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:10pm on 17th October 2018

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Mini Challenge Two

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

We’ve been exploring how to reduce plastic in our household this year, but how much plastic is used in the garden hadn’t really crossed my mind. The more I thought about it, the more I realised how much plastic is easily used in the...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:10pm on 12th October 2018

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