SARAH THE GARDENER

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Make May Count 2020

Last year I started a thing.  Just for me, for now.  Maybe it could become a global phenomenon, but right now I am only thinking of myself.  Looking at my history it would seem last year I didn’t Make May…

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Monday Message:

On a Tuesday…  again. Same same but different.  Stay home, stay safe.  Shop local, shop sensible. This is a still a weird old time.  The Monday Message is on a Tuesday because we had a public holiday on Monday and…

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Monday Message

As the days grow cooler, the love of a good chilli can add some heat! I have plenty to choose from in my garden – cayenne, jalapeno, padron (gone too far to be a playful game of spicy roulette –…

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Lockdown Funk

This lockdown has been a bit of a strange creature for me as far as productivity and getting stuff done goes.   I have to confess a lot of time has been spent in a bewildered state.  While my life hasn’t…

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Monday Message:

…  On a Tuesday. The weather outside might be terrible, but all storms pass eventually. Today is really stormy – it was yesterday too.   You really feel it out here exposed on the coast.  The garden seems to be holding…

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What to grow when you don’t have ‘proper’ supplies

I had the pleasure of chatting to the lovely Sam and Julia on Newstalk ZB this morning and one of the things we talked about was things that can be growing things from the kitchen when you don’t have ‘proper’…

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Lockdown Hot Cross Buns

I need to start by saying I am not a baker.   When a small child came home from school with that little paper plate with a piece of paper stapled to it with the instructions to return the paper plate…

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Checking the soil. 

Not wanting to go on about it, but the Pith Necrosis in my tomatoes (you can read about that >HERE<) has been on my mind.  One of the things that made the conditions ideal for the disease was the soil…

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The harvest waits for no one

I have been rather busy lately.   I am fortunate in that my workloads and deadlines haven’t changed and writing about gardening is just as popular as it ever was.  So, I have been tucked away in my office or creating…

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Monday Message:

Staying busy is a great way to keep your mind from the worries of the world for a while. While in lock down it is so tempting to be glued to each and every update that comes in, seemingly by…

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