SARAH THE GARDENER

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The Sweet Spot

Finally I have reached that sweet spot in the garden when everything is planted out and the harvest isn’t quite there yet.  The lull allows me to catch my breath and recover from the frenzied chaos getting all the work…

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In the midst of the busyness

For some reason this season has been like a problem child, kicking its heels as it staggers along slowly, not really paying attention to where it is going and wilfully ignoring the grown up gardener hand trying to urge it…

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Still planting

While I have proven I am excellent at procrastination, I have confirmed without a doubt I have mastered a new skill – under estimating things.  I think I always knew it because there have been a multitude of projects where…

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On the edge of excitement

Ohhhh….  Here we are on the eve of the most exciting gardening weekend in the entire calendar.  More exciting that the sweet sensation of that first strawberry, crunch of the first pea or the delight that comes from the first…

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It is all in the little things

I’m nearly there.  I just have beans and zucchini, squash, herbs, cucumbers and melons left to go into the garden.    The good thing about the cucumbers is their bed is ready and waiting and the frame is up, ready to…

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The great garden reveal?

Each year I approach spring with great expectancy.  I want to be spring ready.  That is to have all the beds weeded, dug over, lovingly enriched and left to rest for a few weeks so the soil, and the added…

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So much for planting out weekend…

It has dragged on to be a planting out week, and I’m still not finished.  I really wanted to have a Taa Daa moment and reveal a gorgeous garden all planted out, weed free and nicely mowed.  But alas no,…

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The big day is upon us….

It doesn’t get more exciting than this in the garden! Well actually the sowing the first seeds is pretty cool and then when one pops up has me jumping for joy.  The first flash of red – be it strawberry…

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