SARAH THE GARDENER

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Things have been a bit ratty around here.

Over the last wee while there has been a bit of a battle going on in the garden and up until recently I was the biggest loser.  There have been rats!  They have been so bold and brazen that they…

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Monday Message:

MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES. The season will change soon enough and it will be too cold and miserable to want to finish projects.   Without wanting to seem like a harbinger of doom, this warm, rain free weather…

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Use what you have.

There is one thing I haven’t managed to sort out in the garden, and it has been bothering me all season.  Actually, there are many things I haven’t sorted out in the garden, but this one is especially important and…

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Monday Message:

GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. There is no point having a garden full of vegetables no one wants to eat! Sarah the Gardener  : o) (with a nod to Valentine’s Day at the end of the week)

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Storm Pollinated Sweetcorn

You can always tell it is a good time to harvest your sweetcorn when you notice the rats are getting into it!  I have a bit of a rat problem, but I am currently deliberately feeding them with goat food,…

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Death Valley

Ok that may be a bit of an exaggeration – but my garden is in a valley and there has been death – three so far and by the end of the season I suspect there will have been twenty…

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Monday Message:

The more you pick the more you get. Harvest regularly for the best rewards! Sarah the Gardener  : o)

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Cycle Three

Finally, we are at the end of my plans for the future of the garden.  It will be such a relief not to have to think about it ever again.  I have my notes and can refer to them each…

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Cycle Two

Following on from my deep and slightly obsessive thoughts about my winter crop rotation, today we are looking at cycle two.  This is the biggest one as there are no permanent unmoveable crops in this group.  So, it will be…

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Cycle one

I spent the weekend with a nagging feeling in the back of my mind…. ‘I need to sort out this crop rotation cover crop thing.  Once it is done, I’ll never have to think of it again.’  But there were…

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