SARAH THE GARDENER

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Things that bring me joy in the morning

Up until now the garden hasn’t exactly brought me a lot of joy this season, more a sense of overwhelming, never ending impossibilities. It has been a huge struggle to negotiate the storms and troubles, and shout down the thoughts…

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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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New Year New Garden

I am back in the garden again.  It isn’t like I didn’t go anywhere, but over the Christmas and New Year break, I took a holiday of sorts.  We have such a beautiful spot here by the ocean, so we…

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Looking forward

As exciting as 2018 was, I’m not all that keen to repeat it.  I think you should probably limit the number of dramatic upheavals in a lifetime.  Now we have found this beautiful spot and put in all this hard…

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How do you eat an elephant?

A spoonful at a time! While most of the garden is still very new and either recently planted or still to be planted, there are some crops that have been in for ages.  The onion and the garlic were the…

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Something to eat

These days I tend to fall into the bed at the end of the day exhausted.  I have been working hard.  The spring has not been kind to me, but together we fall in to rhythm that seems to work…

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Sod it!

I have to say it is taking all my inner strength not to load post after post complaining about the weather.  So, I have been looking for the bright side.  Finding up beat and exciting things to share.  Doing things…

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OK Garden – what can you teach me?

We are now just passed the middle of the middle of summer.  Although strangely enough the weather in the first half of summer is always a bit rubbish and the second half is generally much more settled.  But we tend…

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The festive season is encroaching on my garden!

I’d love to say all is hunky dory down in my garden however – that would be a delusion.   It is one thing to have a wonderful garden that is bursting into life and on the verge of delivering…

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Sector Two

I’m quite pleased with my routine schedule for the garden.  In the past, I’d wander around aimlessly until I found a chore that needed doing, couldn’t be ignored anymore or was really easy and there was no real focus.  The…

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