tinkerbell's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2011

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Rejigging the planting plan

tinkerbell is talking about growing Beans, Broccoli, Lettuce, Tomato, Zucchini from Canterbury

I've discovered that as useful as having a plan is, sometimes you need to be able to go back to the drawing board. Cats dig stuff up, crops fail to germinate, things go wrong. This year that's happened with my sugar snap peas and a row of my gr...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:11pm on 6th November 2011

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Growing a couple giants

tinkerbell is talking about growing Beans, Broccoli, Carrot, Lettuce, Sweetcorn, Tomato from Canterbury

My dear friend who I seed swap with was kind enough to give me a few seeds of Giant Italian Flat Leaf Parsley. I dutifully planted this last year and it has been going ok, but was nothing spectacular. In the last couple of weeks all that has ch...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:11pm on 2nd November 2011

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Many are the colours of my chard

tinkerbell is talking about growing Beans, Broccoli, Carrot, Sweetcorn from Canterbury

Aaaah swiss chard. You are really just silverbeet with a pretty dress on, yet I love you so much more than your white veined sister. Which is lucky because I have managed to culivate a largish and gorgeous crop of many differnt colours. Yay! As...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:11pm on 1st November 2011

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So much growing and so little time

tinkerbell is talking about growing Beans, Broccoli, Carrot, Lettuce, Sweetcorn, Tomato from Canterbury

Man, what a hectic few weeks it has been. Unfortunately there has been a bereavement in the family (expected and gratefully recieved for its peace and gentleness) which has had me flying around the country and falling behind in my study. This h...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:10pm on 31st October 2011

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Be careful what you wish for.....

tinkerbell is talking about growing Lettuce, Tomato from Canterbury

....because I've been wishing for rain. Not a lot of rain, but some, as the watering restrictions mean things are looking a little drier than I'd like. Unfortunately I've woken this morning to a full blown storm! There's buckets of rain coming ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 05:10am on 19th October 2011

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