SARAH THE GARDENER

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Goodbye long gloomy winter days…

Hello ever so slightly shorter gloomy winter days. Well we have passed the winter solstice – the shortest day.   No longer will the day be so abruptly ended at 5:11pm!  With each passing day we will begin our descent towards…

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You could say we had a bit of rain…

Not last night but the night before we had a huge storm the wreaked havoc throughout the country.  There were 170km an hour winds and some areas got a month load of rain in a day.  It was pretty wild…

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It’s my garden – I can change my mind if I want to.

I cleared another three beds yesterday.  Or should I say I cleared 10% of the garden.  That sounds way better described like this.  I am such a hard worker doing 10%!  But if the truth be known, it was actually…

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Please don’t consider me promiscuous

But I’m going to try and do 30 beds in 30 days!  And the challenge started yesterday.  I am sitting here with sore aching muscles.  Initially I thought it was the foreign lurgy I brought home from our trip as…

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Digging up dinner.

Of late our diet has been a long way from what we are normally accustomed to.  To start with we were kitchen-less and it seems to have been for a very long time.  We started out in the balmy long…

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Coconuts and Cassava

Bananas and breadfruit…  I’ve been away.  The last couple of weeks I have been cruising around the South Pacific, with exotic destinations such as Noumea, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and starting and ending in Sydney, Australia.  It was such a whirl…

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I told you there was a lot of stuff in my garden….

Not a bad haul considering there is only 20 days until winter!  We have butternut squash, peppers and chillies, more beans than I know what to do with, three tiny zucchini, carrots, kale, broccoli, rhubarb and the last of the…

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And order was restored in one fell swoop

Only it took many more than one pass with the mower to make the garden look remotely manageable again. It took four tankful’s of petrol, a cold cuppa tea, a large cold drink of water and an ice block and…

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I found peas in the garden…

But not as many as I’d like so I sowed some more. I made some me time today in the garden and it felt great.  The sun was shining and the birds were singing.  It even felt a little warm. …

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SMOKING HOT!

When your chilli plants are ripening more jalapenos than you can keep up with under normal circumstances and then throw the lack of a kitchen into the mix…. This will be rectified soon, hopefully I’ll be cooking up a storm…

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