SARAH THE GARDENER

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Hot and Dry

At this time of year, the harvest settles down to a trickle.   And the immediate demands from the garden aren’t nearly as intense as they were a month ago.  Now that we are passed the autumn equinox it is easy…

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Ending the year with a virus – how appropriate!

I have a disease in my garden.  I noticed it a few days ago and toyed with the idea of ignoring it, in the hopes that it will go away.  However knowing how dramatically another virus that shall remain nameless…

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 Out of sorts

It is the beginning of midwinter with just over 60 days until spring – not that I’m counting and as I look around the garden not all is as it seems. There are the usual midwinter things like onion seedlings…

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The state of the Garden   Part Two of Three (or possibly four)

I just wanted to quickly fill you with what I’ve done in the garden so far this year, and to be honest it didn’t feel like much, but when it came to writing it down I created a mountain of…

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Change of plans… again

But that is the beauty of the garden – it is completely forgiving.  Plans can be made, but nothing is set in concrete – except the things actually set in concrete like fence posts!  Over the last year I have…

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It’s time to call it quits

I feel like I’ve been flogging a dead horse for the last few months and this morning’s heavy frost was the final straw. We are 10 days out from winter so I’m just kidding myself.  The peppers weren’t going to…

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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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Blast from the Past: Autumn is doing what Autumn does

… But it is doing it without me!  My super secret project is still  keeping me indoors bashing out words on my  keyboard and I looking out my window at another clear blue sky day and sighing.  It is perfect…

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It is still early days but…

While summer is still many moons away, I have taken a few steps that create a tenuous thread that links the cold wet miserableness of today with the hot, heady endless days of late summer.  I sowed my pepper seeds.  …

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And another season clocks in

It is so easy to see life passing by when the seasons anxiously waited for, although some with greater excitement than others.  And so we wake up today, firmly in the grasp of winter.  Although having said that it isn’t…

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