SARAH THE GARDENER

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What a whirlwind of a week

Next week is the school holidays.  Not that the teen lads need much attention during the holidays, but the dynamic changes in the household and so any routine I find myself in during normal weekdays just flies out the window. …

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Hot and Dry

At this time of year, the harvest settles down to a trickle.   And the immediate demands from the garden aren’t nearly as intense as they were a month ago.  Now that we are passed the autumn equinox it is easy…

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Breaking wind

It has been a long and difficult couple of weeks outside of the garden.  Sometimes life is like that but that makes the garden all the more of a sanctuary from all that worries you.  Fortunately, there hasn’t been too…

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Melon Jam

Every year I sow melon seeds with great anticipation.  I like a bit of variety with my melons and I have the room, so I start off with Sugar Baby Watermelon.  It is always reliable and even in a poor…

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Moving slowly into autumn

I have a lot on my computer gardening plate.  But I need to keep my hand in the soil to keep the garden on track and stop my eyes going square in front of the screen.  It is so nice…

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See Ya Summer

Once again summer has come to an end and as usual my monthly video garden tour has been left to the last minute.  It has been a busy time just recently with a lot more doing stuff than documenting the…

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State of the Garden

In order to decide what to grow, (see yesterday’s post) I needed to assess the state of the garden and see what can go where, and what is still lingering.  It is always good to do a state of the…

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Socks and Seeds

I put socks on yesterday.  I’m probably just being a bit namby pamby, but my feet got cold.  Not winter cold by any stretch of the imagination.  But that shock cold when the temperatures you have been used to up…

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Capturing Summer

We are still in summer, repeat after me ‘we are still in summer’.   It is becoming a little bit hard to believe right now.  After the rain eventually came there has been a perceivable shift in the way things feel. …

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Well, that’s a tad disappointing.

It has been a long hot summer.  The kind of endless summer you remember as a kid, when the sun shines for days on end and it seems like it will last forever.  You go to bed at night with…

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