SARAH THE GARDENER

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I Made a Mistake

Months ago back in the autumn I wasn’t thinking.  I definitely wasn’t thinking of the convenience of my spring self.  And now my spring self is a little disappointed with my autumn self. You see I grow wheat each autumn,…

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How exactly do you define ‘Local’?

For the entire month of April we will be in a challenge to only eat local food, organised by the good people at Happyzine. The boundary set for local is 200km from your house.  Which is actually quite generous considering…

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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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This has been the spring of my discontent.

We have had storm after storm after storm.  When it wasn’t raining, it was blowing a gale and either way gardening was impossible.  Add that to being knocked out for a good three weeks to ill health and the garden…

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Today is a momentous day – its potato day!

Every year I mark in my calendar this day, having specially counted back from the harvest date so I know they will be perfect for harvesting on the right day and today my calendar popped up with a reminder:  plant…

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I’ve bean procrastinating!

I am almost there.  There is only one bed left to sow.  Everything else is planted and sown.  All the beds are full and should be displaying a “No Vacancy” sign.  Although most beds don’t look full as the seedlings…

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I grew mulch!

I have come up with a novel way of sourcing mulch for my garden and I’m so excited! I have always been a bit flummoxed when it comes to mulch.  I understand the importance of it – to keep weeds…

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