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I’m too tired for words…

I have slaved away in the garden and have evicted all weeds, mowed all the grass, and harvest so much fabulous food that I can barely lift my fingers to type.  Luckily a picture is worth a thousand words so this should technically be my longest post EVER!

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Come again soon…  so much has happened and I have so much to tell you – I just need to catch my breath.

Sarah the Gardener  : 0 )

 

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26 responses to “I’m too tired for words…

  1. Looking really good. Well done

  2. The garden is looking fantastic. Shame about the pumpkins – last season was not a good one for my squash either but hopefully this year will be better. Looks like a bumper year for tomatoes though for you :)

    • Hi Elaine. I don’t mind so much on the pumpkins as last year I had a bumper crop and we didn’t get through them all so I suspect a poor crop is actually a good sized crop for us. I am really impressed with the tomatoes this year – loads of big fat ones!
      I have been working so hard this year and it is only two weeks old. I have whipped the garden into shape and have been working on another project that is taking up heaps of time but will be so worth it in the end. Every night I fall into bed exhausted, which is a good thing I guess.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

  3. What a fantastic garden! It’s so healthy and fruitful and sizable, I’m green with envy!

    • Hi there. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It takes quite a bit of work to keep on top of this garden, but I think I am at a point now where it is just watering and harvesting. It is a lovely time of year.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

  4. Looks great, especially from where I sit, with eight inches of fresh snow.

  5. Wow, I love the artichoke flower. I finally have a decent sized artichoke plant, so I’m hoping for a few buds this spring!

    • Hi Keith. It is so much more iridescent purple in real life. I love growing the ‘luxury’ food – the things we’d never buy because it is too expensive and just so weird you have to google to find out what to do with it! And then having so much of the stuff it seems like you live a decadent lifestyle!
      All the best with your artichoke this season.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

  6. Wow, impressive Sarah :) We are “between salads” here too.

  7. I’d love to know more about how you’ve trained your zuchinni plants upwards. Mine are just enormous this year and reaching in to pick them is no fun at all!

    • Hi there. I normally grow the same variety every year and noticed that it seemed to grow in a single stem. Then I saw something online somewhere and thought I’d give at a go. I put in a solid post beside it and then as it grew I just tied it to the post with the same cloth ties I use for my tomatoes. The plant is taking up much less space. However this year I have grown a couple of other varieties as well and one seems to have two stems heading off in different directions and the other one… oh my goodness it is a jungle in there. I can’t even begin to guess where it starts and where it is heading. So it pays to know you zucchini, maybe grow a few varieties one season and then select the best for tying up next time – the problem with this however is too many zucchinis. It may be easier to ask your friends what they are growing and have a look at how it grows. Hope this helps. Cheers Sarah : o )

      • Thanks Sarah! I am growing “Blackjack” and wonder if that may be your jungle-like variety :-) I think when the seed catalogues come out later in the year I will pay closer attention to the growing habit description and try for something trainable. Thanks again.

  8. So glad you are back. It will be a relief to see some green and some greens even if it is only on the blog. Happy harvesting as it gets going full blast real soon for you.

    • HI Lucinda. It has been a full on couple of weeks to get the garden back into shape, and I have been working on another project and so I feel like the garden has become my full time job for the moment and then on top of that the harvest needs processing. Oh my goodness what a busy time of year. At this point the slow pace of winter sounds lovely.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

  9. So jealous! :P
    Love the lion shot. And I’d never seen an artichoke flower before, that’s lovely.

  10. It’s inspiring to see veggies growing when all I see outside my windows is a bunch of white stuff 😜

    • Hi there. Sometimes it is nice to see a glimpse of summer in the middle of winter. You can almost feel the warmth coming out of the photos. Before you know it your snow will melt.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

  11. oh my goodness no wonder you are tired!!! Everything looks fabulous! Well done! Dana

    • Thanks Dana. I have been so busy I have some how missed your lovely words. It seems like I will continue to be busy for the next wee while as there is still loads to do, but I guess I only have myself to blame by having such a large garden!
      Cheers Sarah :o )

  12. I can’t get over how far behind you we are here in Tassie. The last week of hot Hot HOT weather has given the veggies a boost but my tomatoes are still just flowers and just about everything else is a month behind you. Maybe I can consider your garden the precursor to mine?!!! Here’s hoping (if I can only get the possums and wallabies to stop scoffing my artichokes and Jerusalem artichokes I will be blissed out! ;) ) Kudos on the wonderful harvest, the fantastic looking garden and on making it through to be exhausted on the other side. I call that a serious, dead set “WIN” ma’am! :)

    • Hi Fran, Oh my goodness I have been so busy – I completely missed this comment. I was kinda hoping you could spare us a few of your degrees Celsius as I’m sure you don’t need them all!
      Luckily we have a fool proof system here – send the kids back to school and the weather will miraculously improve!
      I hope your garden is picking up the pace and giving you the good stuff! Cheers Sarah : o )

      • I think I am on the cusp of moving to New Zealand! I am SO over this heat :( No kids here to send back to school…maybe that’s my problem?!!! Looks like I might have to adopt! ;)

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