SARAH THE GARDENER

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Sector Two

I’m quite pleased with my routine schedule for the garden.  In the past, I’d wander around aimlessly until I found a chore that needed doing, couldn’t be ignored anymore or was really easy and there was no real focus.  The…

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What’s Bean Happening?

Finally, after a difficult week the sun burst forth and I could go out into the garden and truly lose myself in it.  After a miserable spring where more time was spent nipping out to the garden to do a…

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Straw for the Strawberries

My strawberries, historically have had a bit of a rough ride.  I would just take the goods until they slowed down and then would neglect them until it was time to start to think of them again.  This was generally…

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I’ve been rescued from myself

Over the years my garden has grown in more ways than one.  Each season the plants grow to flourish and create a bounty of food.  Although some years there is less of the flourishing and more of the failing.  But…

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Pretty as a picture

Sometimes when you are working so hard on something, that all you can see is what is ahead of you, all you still have to do.  The wood becomes lost in the trees.  So you put your head down and…

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Plans in place

Now that most of the plants are in place, I can begin to think of the next phase of the garden with enthusiasm.  I have been really looking forward to this stage.  It is the only real gentle period in…

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It is all in the little things

I’m nearly there.  I just have beans and zucchini, squash, herbs, cucumbers and melons left to go into the garden.    The good thing about the cucumbers is their bed is ready and waiting and the frame is up, ready to…

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The Late Spring Harvest

Finally I’ve been in the garden, and it was about time too!  Slowly but surely I eased myself back into it like a swimmer trying to get into a freezing cold pool.  I didn’t want to rush and set myself…

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With less than a week until Summer

 I will happily close the door on this spring.  It has been challenging in more ways than one with its wild and tempestuous ways.  Each August I begin to anticipate a ‘calendar perfect’ kind of spring, you know the type…

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Reading not Gardening

I have too many excuses for not gardening at the moment and every single one is driving me to despair. It is too windy.  The wind has been whipping up a frenzy across the garden.  Not enough to cause damage,…

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