SARAH THE GARDENER

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Monday Message:

On a Tuesday…  again. Same same but different.  Stay home, stay safe.  Shop local, shop sensible. This is a still a weird old time.  The Monday Message is on a Tuesday because we had a public holiday on Monday and…

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Monday Message

As the days grow cooler, the love of a good chilli can add some heat! I have plenty to choose from in my garden – cayenne, jalapeno, padron (gone too far to be a playful game of spicy roulette –…

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Lockdown Funk

This lockdown has been a bit of a strange creature for me as far as productivity and getting stuff done goes.   I have to confess a lot of time has been spent in a bewildered state.  While my life hasn’t…

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Monday Message:

…  On a Tuesday. The weather outside might be terrible, but all storms pass eventually. Today is really stormy – it was yesterday too.   You really feel it out here exposed on the coast.  The garden seems to be holding…

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What to grow when you don’t have ‘proper’ supplies

I had the pleasure of chatting to the lovely Sam and Julia on Newstalk ZB this morning and one of the things we talked about was things that can be growing things from the kitchen when you don’t have ‘proper’…

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Lockdown Hot Cross Buns

I need to start by saying I am not a baker.   When a small child came home from school with that little paper plate with a piece of paper stapled to it with the instructions to return the paper plate…

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Checking the soil. 

Not wanting to go on about it, but the Pith Necrosis in my tomatoes (you can read about that >HERE<) has been on my mind.  One of the things that made the conditions ideal for the disease was the soil…

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Monday Message:

Find a new rhythm and look for a new normal. It is strange times indeed.  Daylight savings finished the other day and it made no difference – I didn’t need to be anywhere so time is almost irrelevant.   Even the…

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The harvest waits for no one

I have been rather busy lately.   I am fortunate in that my workloads and deadlines haven’t changed and writing about gardening is just as popular as it ever was.  So, I have been tucked away in my office or creating…

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Party time

I love a good party as much as the next person, but when you are the host, there is a lot of work behind the scenes that needs to happen to make sure the event runs smoothly.  If you get…

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