SARAH THE GARDENER

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Things have been a bit ratty around here.

Over the last wee while there has been a bit of a battle going on in the garden and up until recently I was the biggest loser.  There have been rats!  They have been so bold and brazen that they…

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Monday Message:

MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES. The season will change soon enough and it will be too cold and miserable to want to finish projects.   Without wanting to seem like a harbinger of doom, this warm, rain free weather…

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Use what you have.

There is one thing I haven’t managed to sort out in the garden, and it has been bothering me all season.  Actually, there are many things I haven’t sorted out in the garden, but this one is especially important and…

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Monday Message:

GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. There is no point having a garden full of vegetables no one wants to eat! Sarah the Gardener  : o) (with a nod to Valentine’s Day at the end of the week)

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Storm Pollinated Sweetcorn

You can always tell it is a good time to harvest your sweetcorn when you notice the rats are getting into it!  I have a bit of a rat problem, but I am currently deliberately feeding them with goat food,…

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Death Valley

Ok that may be a bit of an exaggeration – but my garden is in a valley and there has been death – three so far and by the end of the season I suspect there will have been twenty…

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Monday Message:

The more you pick the more you get. Harvest regularly for the best rewards! Sarah the Gardener  : o)

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Waterwise

After the drama of the Great Water Escape over Christmas when we lost over 30,000 litres overnight thanks to a tap fiddler, I’ve made a few changes.  The leak wasn’t intentional as the tap didn’t immediately gush with water and…

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Pickled Onion Problem

I had a bit of a problem.  Well it was a good problem, but with a knock on effect that turned it into a not so good problem.  But in terms of real life serious problems it is hardly a…

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The state of the Garden   Part Four of Three (or possibly four)

This takes us to the final phase of what I got up to this week.    It got a little muddily towards the end of the week.  The wind died down to just a gentle puff which was lovely.  The first…

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