SARAH THE GARDENER

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Butternutty

The sun feels so warm against my face as I work in the garden and it feels so lovely.  But the sharp breeze and the chill in the shade quickly reminds me winter isn’t all that far way.  Normally I…

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Herby Haircuts and System Changes

We haven’t had rain for 11 days and I couldn’t be happier!  The boffins are even alluding to there being no further rain for the next four days.  This is cause for celebration.   And what makes me even happier is…

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Keep off the Grass

This is taking all my self-control but the garden is a no-go area right now.  The grass is long, there are weeds, there are things that could be harvested, poorly looking plants and old crops that need to be cleared…

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Picking Pecks of Peppers

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – ‘know what you grow!’  The thing is often I get a little carried away with the whole process of growing things, that I forget to follow my own advice.  Most…

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Stop I say… I can’t take anymore

Now I know I promised not to moan about the weather again after our particularly soggy summer.  But it would seem autumn isn’t playing fair either. In the 10 years we have been here, we’ve never seen it like this….

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A gigantic success of sorts.

This weekend was the culmination of months of worry and fretting.   Since the spring, I have been a participant in the Celebrity Challenge of The Great Pumpkin Carnival.   My Giant Pumpkin seedlings were planted with care and pampered with love…

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They’re up!

Oh my goodness I am super excited.  I have tried for so long to get this crop to germinate.  I often look to my pantry inspiration and have successfully grown popcorn, peanuts, chickpeas and kidney beans, among other things.  It…

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Burning with Fire.

The efforts to restore the garden back to some semblance of order are coming along nicely.  My hands are looking more like gardener hands and at the end of the day I feel the need for a soak in a…

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Sowing and Reaping.

Walking into the garden today I was greeted with that delightful aroma of freshly cut grass.  It is like a lingering scent of summer as if to say, but wait – the season isn’t completely over yet, there are still…

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Back into the garden

I have been liberated from my keyboard, which is just as well because I think I’ve worn it out.  You can almost see straight through the spacebar to the workings underneath!  But my super secret project has been delivered –…

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