Sweet_Potato's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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Red Riding Hood Has Nothing On Me

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Cauliflower from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Look at the goodies in my basket!

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 1st October 2015

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Getting The Chits

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Tomato from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I share my seedling potatoes each year with my father. But this year, he got too busy in the family business and let his potato patch go undug. The plants were taller than TheLittleDigger by the end of Winter and it's only now that he's digging...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 1st October 2015

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Real Recycling

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beans, Tomato from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

The TerrribleTeens were horrified to watch me bin-diving at the cafe this week for paper coffee cups and chip buckets - but striving for sustainability means using what we've got.

I've planted the paper cups with fast-growing beans and ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 1st October 2015

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Three Sisters & Peruvian Partners

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beans, Sweetcorn, Squash from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

The corn is up! THE CORN IS UP!

That means I can kick off my Three Sisters plans - based on the Iroquois tradition of planting squash (for weed cover), corn (for supports) and beans (for nitrogen-fixation).

I plan to create thre...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 1st October 2015

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Mislabeled

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Carrot, Beetroot from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

A few weeks ago, when I was in the garden, I looked up from my weeding to discover TheLittleDigger had collected all my plant labels together.

I remember snapping at him to put them all back and turned back to my work - forgetting, of c...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 1st October 2015

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