SARAH THE GARDENER

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How bad can it be?

A few weeks I asked this question in jest in response to the winter weather conditions.   I now know exactly how bad it could be.  We have just been through a terrible storm and it would seem it isn’t called…

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What’s on the menu?

When you think about human health, what we need to keep us going seems simple in some respects:  carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins, and minerals.  But these can come from varied sources and our diets are a wonderful combination of…

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Welcome in

Over the last week we got a bit side tracked from the study of the soil, what with Easter and April Fools – I think my 24 carrot gold seeds were a bit too subtle… maybe I should have spray…

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As good as gold…

I am always up for a challenge and when I saw these fancy carrot seeds I just had to have them. They weren’t cheap, but I think it will be worth the investment in the long run. Germination can be…

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Butternutty

The sun feels so warm against my face as I work in the garden and it feels so lovely.  But the sharp breeze and the chill in the shade quickly reminds me winter isn’t all that far way.  Normally I…

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Herby Haircuts and System Changes

We haven’t had rain for 11 days and I couldn’t be happier!  The boffins are even alluding to there being no further rain for the next four days.  This is cause for celebration.   And what makes me even happier is…

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Keep off the Grass

This is taking all my self-control but the garden is a no-go area right now.  The grass is long, there are weeds, there are things that could be harvested, poorly looking plants and old crops that need to be cleared…

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Picking Pecks of Peppers

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – ‘know what you grow!’  The thing is often I get a little carried away with the whole process of growing things, that I forget to follow my own advice.  Most…

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Stop I say… I can’t take anymore

Now I know I promised not to moan about the weather again after our particularly soggy summer.  But it would seem autumn isn’t playing fair either. In the 10 years we have been here, we’ve never seen it like this….

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A gigantic success of sorts.

This weekend was the culmination of months of worry and fretting.   Since the spring, I have been a participant in the Celebrity Challenge of The Great Pumpkin Carnival.   My Giant Pumpkin seedlings were planted with care and pampered with love…

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