SARAH THE GARDENER

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Well that didn’t quite go to plan – I blame it on the worms

Today was an amazing day, the sky was blue, the sun was shining and once it warmed up, it was the perfect gardening day.   Once I took care of everything indoors, I headed outdoors with a plan.  I was going…

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Covering it up

It seemed like such a good idea at the end of last season to grow cover crops on the beds as they came empty, with little thought to my spring self.   So what if they add so much value to…

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Yet another crop rotation conundrum

To be honest you really can’t tell you are going to run into problems until you run into problems.   But having said that, I should have foreseen this one as I grow brassicas all year round so, they are going…

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A Very Quick Update

So much has happened in such a short space of time.  Firstly, it is now winter.   It is cold.  I’m allowed to say that now.  In autumn I was putting on a brave face, so while it was getting colder…

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Cycle Three

Finally, we are at the end of my plans for the future of the garden.  It will be such a relief not to have to think about it ever again.  I have my notes and can refer to them each…

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Cycle Two

Following on from my deep and slightly obsessive thoughts about my winter crop rotation, today we are looking at cycle two.  This is the biggest one as there are no permanent unmoveable crops in this group.  So, it will be…

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Cycle one

I spent the weekend with a nagging feeling in the back of my mind…. ‘I need to sort out this crop rotation cover crop thing.  Once it is done, I’ll never have to think of it again.’  But there were…

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Wrapping my head around the cool season

Ok so I’ve done some thinking…. About how I will tackle the next season.  But I’d like to say that this is as convoluted as getting my head around crop rotation in the first place!  Once I realised this, I…

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Summer can’t last forever

Today is hot.  There is a gentle breeze coming off the sea, but in the microclimate of my garden, the wind speed monitor is turning lazily without a care in the world.  The hot sun beats down on the black…

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Five photo Friday

Things have been so slow in the garden this week.  Mostly because it has been raining.  I am determined not to complain or bleat about this state of weather so I have gone out into the garden today and found…

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