Sweet_Potato's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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A Corny Story

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Sweetcorn from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

The TrueGold sweet corn is up!

It's been little more than a week since I planted them, incredibly hot and we've been pouring on the water - I was worried about protecting the plants from the winds I hadn't even imagined the seeds would ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 14:10pm on 16th October 2015

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Unfolding Awesomeness

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Squash, Zucchini from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

After a week of 35+ degree days, and unsustainable amounts of water to offset it, my cucumbers are up in record time!

I planted these seeds in toilet rolls pushed into piles of composted cow manure ringed with pea straw. The tubes stop ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 16th October 2015

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Little Cups of Sunshine

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Sweetcorn from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

The sunflower cups are looking impressive! This is my favourite time, watching seeds become plants full of potential.

Read on | comments | Posted at 22:10pm on 16th October 2015

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Going to Seed

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

I am a fan of letting some produce go to seed - for the bees and for the seeds.

I know many 'old school' gardeners see that as a waste of productive garden space but I have enjoyed watching coriander, cross-bred pumpkins and chillies, c...

Read on | comments | Posted at 22:10pm on 16th October 2015

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Snap To It

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Peas from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

My SugarSnaps are so tempting that even strangers pluck them from the vine as they walk past. Their crunch and sweetness reminds we why we need to grow our own food, as does the experience of finding TheLittleDigger with his bare feet in the so...

Read on | comments | Posted at 22:10pm on 16th October 2015

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