Sweet_Potato's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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Bugged!

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beans, Carrot, Capsicum, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Beetroot, Brusselsprouts, Broccoli, Peas, Cauliflower, Cabbage from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

There are all sorts of insects in our garden. There's evidence everywhere - holes in the silverbeet, munched edges around the bean leaves, bees in the onion flowers, native flies swarming over the carrot fronds, earwigs in the peastraw, slaters...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 19th October 2015

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Spuddish Socialising

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Carrot from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Somehow, today, two foodie friends and I ended up spending our lunchtime together splitting up my enormous bag of spuds from Dad's TheGardenThatTimeForgot into tiny curry potatoes, cooking potatoes and the damaged leftovers - which were then du...

Read on | comments | Posted at 16:10pm on 17th October 2015

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Clearing Out The Celery

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Cabbage from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I cleared out the celery today to make way for Summer veg - we didn't blanche the stalks this year and they were going to seed so it is time to make soup, lots and lots of soup. Chicken soup, cream of celery, maybe even dice it up and freeze it...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:10pm on 17th October 2015

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Dog Deterrent

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

It turns out TheBornFarmer was right - cable ties and duct tape CAN fix everything. Today it even saved a life.

I caught Bob The Dog digging up my zucchini seedlings snd just barely missed donging him with my hand shovel from 4m away. S...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:10pm on 17th October 2015

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A Little Gardening Therapy

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

We had a family emergency this week and I'm stuck here at TheShouse holding down the fort. So when I got sick of doing nothing except waiting for news it was a relief to start potting up seedlings and planting out new tomato varieties to the ge...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 17th October 2015

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