SARAH THE GARDENER

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Is this the start of something wonderful?

It is always questionable as to when to start the growing season.  But today is as good a time as any.  Today is the shortest day and the thing to do on the shortest day is to plant onions.   I…

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Late Again Tour

It has been my intention this year to do a video tour update every month, but I was a bit slow getting the end of May video done.  I put it down to the nasty lurgy I had in between…

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All Hands on Deck…

Well actually, just my hands on deck.   The deck in front of the sheds is wide and expansive and well worth every extra dollar it took from my meager budget.  Although at the time it was a bit of a…

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No Hibernation for Me

I have spent a lot of time trying to put all my ducks in a row so I can stay on top of things this winter.   Ordinarily winter is a time to wind down and ease up on the gardening,…

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And so, in summary.

You may be wondering where I was over the last week.  Certainly not in the garden.  I have been nursing a bog-standard ordinary head cold.  So, the last week after all that effort of trying to #MakeMayCount came to nothing…

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Time waits for no onion

I have to confess the shortest day took me a bit by surprise.  Its not that I didn’t know it was coming, but the speed it approached left me feeling a little like Wylie Coyote standing there with tools unused…

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Monday Message:

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana 1863 – 1952 These are wise words indeed for a gardener to heed. If you forget what you did last season you will make the same mistakes…

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When does the new season start?

This is always a bit of a grey area as to when the new season starts and the previous one ends.  It makes sense to think that when harvesting stops from plants planted in the spring is a logical end,…

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Monday Message

“A garden is half-made when it is well planned. The best gardener is one who does the most gardening by the winter fire.” Liberty Hyde Bailey (An inspiring American horticulturist 1858 – 1954) Due to the sudden drop in temperature…

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Downtime

I have had a lovely week.  I approached it with trepidation, but I had no choice.  Once again our power was off for maintenance.  In an effort to catch up for the time lost during the lockdown, the power company…

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