SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Spuds are up

I probably should have done this ages ago, but I finally dug up my spuds.  The fact the foliage had gone brown and crispy, and had almost completely dried to nothing in the summer sun was a fair indication they…

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I’ve pea’d in the garden

As part of my cool season planting program I have taken care of my pea needs and sown what should be a great crop.  Aside from knowing that now is a good time to sow the seeds from past experience,…

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Blast from the past: Summer is a white rabbit.

I can be a bit forgetful at times, which is why I try to be so good with my plant labels and by writing down what I’ve done at the end of each day. When I’m not using my automatic…

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I’ve made a nursery garden

This is the time of year when I need to think about the crops I want to feed my family in the winter.  I don’t want to think about winter.  I want to make the most of what is left…

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Size doesn’t matter – it is all edible to me

I’ve had mixed results with my onions this year.  My Hunter River White onions were ginormous!  They were my best ever in all the seasons I’ve been growing onions and I could put behind me the dreadful season where the…

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Thinking about cooler days.

Not wanting wish away my summer but I really need to think about winter.  The summer garden is in full swing and doing its thing.  The tomato inundation has begun and it is such a pleasure to enjoy fresh at…

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