It's coming to the end of October, and I can honestly say that my garden has never been as good as it is now in terms of the amount of vegetables and flowers I have been able to grow AND maintain. I have been really inspired by following a bunch of New Zealand Gardeners on … Continue reading Determination really does pay off.
After a couple of weeks of being sick and having endless days of heavy rain, I finally got outside and started planting. My vegetable garden is going really well. Only thing not so well are a couple of the spinach plants which have been absolutely nailed by all the hail we have been having the … Continue reading Spring Planting
I haven't posted here over winter as it has just rained and rained for the last 3 months. Our backyard is an absolute bog so I haven't been spending a lot of time out there. However, in the last couple of weeks I planted some vegetables and finally cleared out the oxalis growing in the … Continue reading Spring is almost here
There has been a large amount of rain lately so many green vegetable crops have been ruined, resulting in a shortage / price hike of buying them at the supermarket. We eat a lot of spinach and lettuce so I thought I would try my hand at growing our own. I ripped out the dead … Continue reading Salad Greens & Herbs
When I last posted in November, I had started the process of growing vegetables from seed. Sadly, most of the crops didn't do very well, but the cherry tomatoes were great! I ended up with 7 plants initially, so I decided to plant 2 of them and give the others away. I prepared the soil … Continue reading Cherry Tomato Mania
Since labour weekend I have been getting my raised garden bed ready for use again. The summer before last, I grew strawberries there, but what I didn't know was that underneath the garden was a massive ants nest. My strawberries started ripening so I put the bird nets over the garden. One day I lifted … Continue reading Vegetable Garden