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*sigh*

Honestly, there’s no point in being anything but resigned to reality. The painful truth is that critters like home-grown vegetables. My garden had a good pest-free run. It had been ages since a possum raided my avocado tree or a … Continue reading

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Enough Greens

How many greens is enough? I’m not sure there’s ever enough. I’ve been constantly sowing and planting out a variety of seedlings and we’ve been able to harvest non-stop for months now. In fact, the beds are pretty chockers with … Continue reading

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What did that?

Every morning I go out into my garden with a little bit of trepidation, worried about what I might find. It’s a rare day where there is no damage from some sort of critter. Most are easy to identify. This … Continue reading

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Green Smoothie

Last weekend I took a class on raw foods. I had taken a different version of the same class a year ago. The instructor has lived for a decade without cooking her food (anything over 42 C starts to kill … Continue reading

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Distressed Cabbage

My cabbage is very worried. And it has a right to be. It lives all alone, no garden bed to surround it, no other cabbages to commune with. The stress is causing it to lose part of many of its leaves. … Continue reading

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Seedling Progress

I’ve been sowing a lot of seeds this autumn and today I took stock of their progress. The March 7th sowing produced a lot of lettuce and rocket. The Cos lettuce only resulted in 2 plants but the iceberg bounty … Continue reading

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A Time to Sow

Today I was back in the garden sowing seeds. The bulk of the clean-up is done and I want to get food back in the ground. In the bed on the left I sowed a row of Brussels sprouts, a … Continue reading

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Cabbage Feast

I couldn’t stand it any more, watching my cabbages drift away night after night as the possum had his way with them. Action was called for! It seemed a bit late for building elaborate fencing so instead, yesterday I harvested the … Continue reading

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Nooooooooo

This cabbage is gone. The possum finished all the good bits last night. And then he moved on to the next cabbage to begin its destruction. My cabbage is DOOMED. Beyond doomed, actually. And now in the interest of disclosure … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut Salad

Last night I made a sauerkraut salad to go with my fried chicken. The recipe is simple: rinse a couple handfuls of sauerkraut (rinse to get the right sour for your taste), grate a carrot, cut up one orange and … Continue reading

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