nzjewel's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2018

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Move it on Over

nzjewel is talking about growing Beetroot, Carrot, Cauliflower, Kale, Peas, Silverbeet from Waikato

The silverbeet had self-seeded, quite nicely, into the wrong spots.... Admittedly quite a few grew in good spots, but most grew along my 2 metre "high climbers" fence - so transplanted a heap (and did a whole lot of weeding, so I could sow some...

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:09pm on 16th September 2018

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Sow, Sow, Sow...

nzjewel is talking about growing Capsicum, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Pumpkin, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else from Waikato

Today I sowed seeds of all the summer fruit / vege that I could fit - I have plastic tubs with lids to start my warm season seeds in. I found out last year that slugs can get through very tiny gaps.... The lids are now secured tightly overnight...

Read on | comments | Posted at 23:09pm on 15th September 2018

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Mini Challenge One - Adult

nzjewel is talking about growing Chilli, Herbs, Kale, Something else from Waikato

Well it is very hard to choose just one blogger as a favourite. I enjoy them all.... So, I choose CarolJane - I enjoy her style of writing.

I really enjoy hearing about everyone's gardening adventures far and wide throughout NZ - very m...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:09pm on 14th September 2018

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Spuds for Xmas?

nzjewel is talking about growing Something else from Waikato

Hubby rotary hoed up a garden for me and then helped me to plant potatoes. My plan was to be a bit cautious and only plant half of each variety that I have - I didn't want to risk my whole stash of chitted potatoes to the vagaries of our unpred...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:09pm on 12th September 2018

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Dreaming of Kumara

nzjewel is talking about growing Something else from Waikato

Last summer my kumara growing was an outstanding success (over 100kg) - the year before, they grew well, but the kikuyu grew over the kumara patch, making them too difficult to harvest - I left them for the kunekunes to enjoy. This year, they j...

Read on | comments | Posted at 10:09am on 11th September 2018

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