SARAH THE GARDENER

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Change Comes Quickly

There has been an imperceptible shift in the garden.  Up until this point I feel like I have been managing tender young seedlings, doing what I can to nurture them into independence.  They have been scrawny, scrappy and poorly and…

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First Proper Harvest of the Season

While I have been taking a few things here and there, like the globe artichokes.  I have been quite simple with these – just pick, wash and steam until tender.  Then we normally dip the scales into melted butter and…

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Change of plans… again

But that is the beauty of the garden – it is completely forgiving.  Plans can be made, but nothing is set in concrete – except the things actually set in concrete like fence posts!  Over the last year I have…

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Food in Hand

The days are long, the sky is blue and the temperatures are soaring.  It is the perfect combination for the veggie garden.  I am seeing a harvest and am completely delighted.  There were a few points in time when it…

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Back in the garden

It seems like forever since I have been in the garden. Last week I was at the flower show which was exciting and inspiring, and I loved every moment. This week we had a bereavement in the family and while…

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How do you eat an elephant?

A spoonful at a time! While most of the garden is still very new and either recently planted or still to be planted, there are some crops that have been in for ages.  The onion and the garlic were the…

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The B word.

And it isn’t Bug-ger.  Although this is the sentiment of the situation.  You just can’t win with the weather.  This year can easily be described with soggy soggy soggy soggy dry.   And not just any dry, but the one tinged…

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Before and After

Today was one of those amazing blue sky days that winter graces us with from time to time.  There was not a cloud to be seen and not even a puff of wind.  Out of the shadow a warmth from…

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Sweet As

As we say here in New Zealand everything is Sweet As, which means its pretty good.  Earlier this week I made a video and the garden was in such a lovely place – the grass was low, the weeds were…

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Bulbous tasks

I don’t know about you but sometimes I tend to put things off.  First it starts with ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ and moving the intended chore by a few hours doesn’t seem that harmless.  Then life gets in the way…

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