SARAH THE GARDENER

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Letting go of summer days

I can’t put it off any longer.  While the days are full of heat, the kind we haven’t seen all summer, and the air is thick with the sounds of cicadas, finally able to bask in the kind of temperatures…

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The signs are changing

With the New Year upon us, I have had little time to care for the garden as well as I’d like.  Technically we are still on holiday so days spent leisurely tending the garden for all my hearts delight is…

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This is such a weird time of year

 The in between season.  I’ve still got things in the growing in the garden.  But not a lot and they are close to being labelled ‘past it.’  But they are still there needing to be eaten.  There isn’t much that…

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Out with the Old … In with the New

Sometimes in the garden you have to make difficult choices.  Take my fennel for example.  It seems to be like some kind of crop in my garden where it doesn’t seem to want to stop.  New bulbs seem to form…

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Crop Rotation Conundrum

I have tried to take my crop rotation seriously, but it is so confusing!  I think I have ironed it out and use signs that I rotate to the next bed each year. A simple solution that means I don’t…

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It’s my garden – I can change my mind if I want to.

I cleared another three beds yesterday.  Or should I say I cleared 10% of the garden.  That sounds way better described like this.  I am such a hard worker doing 10%!  But if the truth be known, it was actually…

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The start of daylight savings is a great time to rotate crops.

Gosh it was so hard to sort out my crop rotation – I nearly worked up a sweat!  Actually no – it was so simple.  A couple of years ago I came up with a three pronged crop rotation system…

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