SARAH THE GARDENER

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Think I’m going to run out of room

Today is the shortest day and I guess you could say it is technically the first day of the new season as it is the day for the first crops that will be harvested this year to go in.  Fortunately…

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I didn’t mean to do that

The first sunny day in ages and what happens – I have an appointment in the city.  I cast a disappointed glance over my shoulder and witnessed the sun stretch out over the garden, highlighting the green against the clear…

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I’m growing spuds…. in winter!

I was at the garden centre the other day and noticed the craziest thing.  There were loads and loads of seed potatoes on sale.  Now I’m pretty sure this isn’t the season for potatoes, but I had my judgement questioned. …

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Bear with me while I moan about the weather.

To be completely honest, it hasn’t been all bad.  The last couple of days have been ok.  Monday was one of those amazing blue sky days and today the fog. When it eventually lifted it gave us a nice-ish day…

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And lives were saved…

I don’t get out much.  I tend to spend most of my time in my garden or writing about it and I can go days and sometimes, shockingly, weeks without going anywhere.  Except for the odd foray to search for…

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It would seem you can’t grow it all.

But that’s not going to stop me trying. Last week I harvested my Yams (Oxalis tuberosa) and Kumara (sweet potato) and made a video about it.  I knew from experience they weren’t going to be huge.  The problem with the…

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And another season clocks in

It is so easy to see life passing by when the seasons anxiously waited for, although some with greater excitement than others.  And so we wake up today, firmly in the grasp of winter.  Although having said that it isn’t…

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