SARAH THE GARDENER

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Reaping what has been sown.

My recent article in Bite, the fabulous foodie section of the NZ Herald came with a wonderful accompaniment, a collection of recipes to complement what is being harvested in my garden.  Each one was a mouth-watering wonder and it only made…

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Seeds of a new season

I am slowly coming to terms with it being autumn.   I don’t really mind it so much as a season, but the thing that does bother me about it most is the year is whizzing by so fast.  Days…

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Chickpeas:  Is that it?

In the heady days of spring when the seed trays yawn open wide, demanding to be filled, I try ever so hard to stick to my plan.  There is only limited space in the garden and so I need to…

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Summer – you blew it.

You got handed a golden opportunity on a plate to extend your reign by one full day, legitimately.  And what did you choose to do with this one free day – not reign, but rain.  All I can say for…

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I grew Tomatillos – Now what?

Sometimes you see something in a catalogue, that piques your curiosity and you have a wee corner in the garden with no real plans for, or can do a bit of strategic rearranging to make it fit.  Often it is…

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Blast from the past: When gardening isn’t gardening at all

Sometimes it is a good idea to look back in time to see how things were at the same period years ago.  It is interesting to see four years ago some things were very much the same yet others were…

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Eating like a ploughman

Many moons ago, when I was young and carefree, I travelled halfway around the world to experience what it was like to live in England.  Because that is what young kiwis do.  It is almost like a rite of passage…

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Something is missing…

The garden looks like a small child with his front teeth missing.  You look out over it, and recognise something is different, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.  But it is quite a fundamental change.  One of…

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I appear to have pears.

I’ve never really had pears before. The trees have sat in the orchard for seven years and didn’t really do a lot except grow.  I’d say they were free loading, but I’ve not actually done much for them in that…

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Eek!  A Rat!

The lovely ladies who work in the office beside my garden came and told me late yesterday that they had seen a rat as big as a cat scamper brazenly across the deck in broad daylight.  Now I’m hoping this…

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