SARAH THE GARDENER

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Storm weeding

This is the absolute best kind of weeding there is.  After a period of sustained torrential rain the soil becomes so moist deep down that even the nastiest weed like dock weed slips right out of the ground with the…

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A Bit Corny

We are in the midst of a heat wave.  It is just too hot to sleep properly, too hot to sit and do nothing and more importantly, too hot to garden.  The heat is making me a little grumpy at…

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So much for planting out weekend…

It has dragged on to be a planting out week, and I’m still not finished.  I really wanted to have a Taa Daa moment and reveal a gorgeous garden all planted out, weed free and nicely mowed.  But alas no,…

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I thought about putting on socks!

BANG – it’s autumn.  It is like someone has just flipped a switch.  I woke at my usual time, although admittedly for the last week or so I have been sleeping a little longer, and was shocked to find it…

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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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Bringing down the corn

Today was a momentous day.  I harvested the corn.  It is such a sad time, as the stalks become such a prominent feature in the landscape for such a long time and then within a few moments, everything was different. …

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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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Opps I’m Late

I told myself that I would take a weekly photo of the garden and post it on a Wednesday because the garden is growing so fast that the monthly one just isn’t enough to do it justice.  Since I made…

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