SARAH THE GARDENER

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Today is a rain day

I think I’m pleased.  It has been so dry for so long and we’ve been worrying about how much water is left in the tanks for such a long time.  Finally, there is respite and enough water that I may…

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Waiting for rain

The garden seems to be in some sort of holding pattern.  The old summer plants are limping along, being supplemented by frequent watering and liquid feeds like they are on some kind of life support.  They are still productive and…

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Mostly Pictures

… And a few words to go with them.   The mornings are turning out to be quite productive as the cooler starts stretch well into the day before the heat drives me indoors again.  The temperature is still getting up…

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January – A month in review

If I am to learn anything from this month is to lower my expectations.   This is not a normal month where life ticks by with the ebb and flow of a reliable routine.   It is filled with holidays and opportunities…

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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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Death Valley

Ok that may be a bit of an exaggeration – but my garden is in a valley and there has been death – three so far and by the end of the season I suspect there will have been twenty…

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

Officially it is the first week back in the garden after the holidays.  Last week didn’t count even though I did loiter in the garden a little, but as the first week of the year it was only a half…

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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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There ARE tomatoes in October!

I’ve cut it fine, but it is still technically October and I have just planted my tomatoes in the garden.  This is so much more than the usual tomato planting session that happens every spring.  This one is special and…

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Happy tired

It has been a massive weekend.  The long Labour Weekend did not disappoint.  The weather was fabulous, and the family were well aware that this weekend is the pinnacle of the gardening calendar and gardening is what is done, for…

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