nzjewel's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2018

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Basil is Leading

nzjewel is talking about growing Herbs from Waikato

Last week I sowed several types of summer seeds into punnets, and put them in plastic tubs for protection from the elements and vegetarian beasties...

The first through the starting gates is Basil - Basil Who? I don't know - three Basil...

Read on | comments | Posted at 05:09am on 22nd September 2018

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Chicken Powered Compost

nzjewel is talking about growing Kohl Rabi, Something else from Waikato

Last year I came across the idea of using chickens to make compost, and for the compost to feed the chickens.... It has taken a while to get a decent compost pile going, but it seems to be working - the chickens scratch around in the scraps and...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:09pm on 20th September 2018

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Asparagus Yum Yum

nzjewel is talking about growing Something else from Waikato

It rained and it rained - I think I must have wished too hard for a little sprinkle.....

The other day, when it was sunny, I planted out 30 asparagus crowns in my perennial garden - so in the photo, the boring looking bit is actually th...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:09pm on 19th September 2018

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Pumpkin Surprise

nzjewel is talking about growing Pumpkin from Waikato

Last summer a pumpkin plant self-seeded in the compost - our compost pile is in the chook run, the theory being that they will forage and find their own kai. Anyway, this pumpkin plant grew over the fence, across the lawn (hubby mowed around it...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:09pm on 18th September 2018

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Bean There Done That

nzjewel is talking about growing Beans, Carrot, Peas, Radish, Something else from Waikato

Well, we got our predicted shower of rain today - less than 5 minutes of spits....

I re-sowed some peas today (with help from Pharaoh the kitten)- to replace the ones eaten by chooks, slugs, whatever....

I direct sowed beans - d...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:09pm on 17th September 2018

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