SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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It is still early days but…

While summer is still many moons away, I have taken a few steps that create a tenuous thread that links the cold wet miserableness of today with the hot, heady endless days of late summer.  I sowed my pepper seeds.  …

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Some ideas on Pinterest may seem like a good idea at the time…

Sowing the seeds of love, we’re off to a seedy start, I’ve sowed the seeds to a new season…  I could go on, the clichés are endless!  Entering into August puts us one month closer to spring and the weather…

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Summer can you please come again – I must have been out when you called.

It was hot yesterday.  The kind of heat that leaves you feeling sticky, grumpy and really lethargic.  The sky was blue and the wind was far from a cooling breeze as its warmth did nothing to ease the discomfort of…

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There are seeds in the soil!

It is official, the season has begun.  Woo Hooo, Hooray, YaY and all those other celebratory words that are just too difficult to spell! I squeezed some time into my busy schedule that if I waited for an opening would…

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This blog has been bought to you by the letter P

Peas, peppers, pumpkins, peanuts and preparations and presents and a ‘P’eetroot. I need to apologise in advance as this is a little long but I have had a huge weekend in the garden. I now ache a little in all…

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How long?!

I have had a lovely time.  Hubby the Un-Gardener took the boys away camping to make the most of the summer before… well we won’t dwell on the coming months.  It’s still summer and that’s all that counts.  I miss…

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150 days exactly.

Sometimes I really struggle with getting the timing right for my harvests.  With things like tomato it’s easy peasy – it’s red, it’s ready.  Lettuce is good to go when it is all leafy and it’s really easy to pop…

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My garden doesn’t need me… sob sob sob

It’s hot.  I mean really hot.  We are officially in a drought.  The boffins have number crunched and apparently January normally gets about 60mm of rain, I guess that’s why looking back over past summers all I remember is dashed…

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I HATE MY GREENHOUSE…

… With a passion.  I hate it so much. I hate its stupid flimsy aluminium frame held together with crappy bolts that don’t hold together.  I hate its supposedly wonderful new generation polycarbonate panels that just crack and perish under…

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