The Tomatoes And Capsicums Bust a Move

Hot on the tails of the cucumbers, which are going nuts (cucumber salad again, then?), the tomatoes and capsicums are busting a move. Thank goodness. You can only look longingly at bunches of green tomatoes for so long. We ate our first Amish Paste tonight and have a couple of Big Beefs on stand-by. The…

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What’s Going on in That Vege Garden?

It's about time for an update on that vege garden of mine. Or at least some of it. All the hot, sunny weather here is helping things to ripen more quickly, but also means I have to spend a lot of time watering. The bamboo tomato tee-pees are holding up well and have a handy side…

The Seedling Season Continues

That crazy spring weather has returned. Today was the worst. Stormy. Sunny. Stormy. Sunny. STORMY. Sun-storm sunny stormy sunny cloudy. This afternoon, after work, I was keen to get some of my gardening tasks done. The safest tasks in this weather were potting up the last of my tomato seedlings and fertilising all the outdoor potted plants. After…

Getting Seedy

Spring has definitely sprung, and all a little too fast for me. Usually, I am a little too eager to get things growing. I usually sow my tomato seeds indoors in the latter parts of August, trying to give them a head start. This was sometimes a little too early for the Christchurch climate, but might…