Knowing when to stop trying


Over the last few days, I’ve done a significant amount of harvesting, which is surprising considering we are at the end of the first week of winter.   The first session was more a case of storm damage.  The peas had…

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Well that was a tad disappointing

Thursday in the garden, according to the schedule is the small beds and containers around the dome.  Technically it should include the dome itself and anything in it that needs a bit of love but today I had something else…

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Spuds and stuff.

The garden is coming along nicely, although I would like it to be a touch faster, but there are only so many hours in the day.  I’m still convinced I’ll get there.  Having a teenager help, under duress, is filling…

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It would seem you can’t grow it all.

But that’s not going to stop me trying. Last week I harvested my Yams (Oxalis tuberosa) and Kumara (sweet potato) and made a video about it.  I knew from experience they weren’t going to be huge.  The problem with the…

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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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We had a frost – and I missed it!

While I was off spending time with family and making marmalade, dramatic things were happening in my garden. The temperatures had been falling all week and it was getting really cold.  It had been so mild for so long that…

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Good news, I have fallen back in love with my garden

But it took a lot of hard work and I’m pretty knackered.  So it’s now safe to say I am fully over my melodramatic outburst of the other day.  In fact let’s just pretend the whole sorry episode never happened….

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When life gives you lemons…

When I loaded the last story I found on my camera a load of photos that I had taken in anticipation of a full and exciting blog and then promptly forgot all about them.  So I feel it is only…

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I am so cross with myself!

I’m such an idiot.  There I was the other night bleating on about how cold it was and taking lots of photos to prove it, when I should have been out there protecting my vulnerable plants with frost cloth!  But…

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