SARAH THE GARDENER

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Just add loads of the good stuff

Great news, the sun is shining, the builders are back, and things are happening. Although it was a little chilly this morning.  It has just dawned on me that I’ll be building my new garden in the winter.  Well, I…

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Chunky to Tiny

With the trauma of the recent storm behind us and any bad weather ahead of us already firmly blamed on the fact it is the school holidays because it always happens that way.  The moment they go back in a…

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What’s on the menu?

When you think about human health, what we need to keep us going seems simple in some respects:  carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins, and minerals.  But these can come from varied sources and our diets are a wonderful combination of…

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Welcome in

Over the last week we got a bit side tracked from the study of the soil, what with Easter and April Fools – I think my 24 carrot gold seeds were a bit too subtle… maybe I should have spray…

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Soaking in the Science

I find if I want to figure out how something works it is important to know everything.  I’m not very good at accepting things at face value if it means I’m not quite clear on how it works.  Except possibly…

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The root of the problem

On my journey to understanding my sandy soil from the plant to the soil, we have already found that the plant pretty much sucks up the water from the soil and releases it out of the leaves as water vapour…

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How do plants work?

Just to recap – I am on a journey to understanding my sandy soil that has taken me into the murky depths of soil and plant science to find clarity.  I am trying to understand the reason behind things, so…

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What makes soil tick

When you have great soil, you don’t really need to give it much thought.  Just pop the plants in, they grow wonderfully, you harvest a bountiful crop and then chuck in some more compost and fertilisers to replace what was…

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