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Carrot Cake Recipe

I like having sweets around the house to eat (because I’m a glutton) and also to share. I prefer candies like fudge or honeycomb but don’t mind the odd friand or sweet cake either. Carrot cake is one of my … Continue reading

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Butternut (or any) Pumpkin Soup Recipe

We are growing squash in our garden (we call it pumpkin but I think the rest of the world would call it a butternut squash). I’m not exactly sure where the seeds came from. I planted what was supposed to … Continue reading

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Stuffed Eggplant

I’m so happy that my few surviving eggplant plants (is that the right phrase to use?) actually are producing eggplants. I know most people just expect to sow eggplant seeds, wait a bit and then harvest eggplants. That’s not been … Continue reading

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Transplant Shock

In the past I’ve worried a lot about transplant shock. When you remove seedlings from a seed tray, separate them and then stick them in the ground, they really suffer. So much so that I’ve often wondered if it wouldn’t be better … 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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Carrot Cake

The last 4 carrots from the crop sown in mid August gave themselves selflessly for yesterday’s afternoon tea. I must say, Frank, John and I appreciated their sacrifice. I got an overflowing packed cup of grated carrots from this final harvest, mainly … Continue reading

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Surrogate Gardening

I’m spending Sydney’s summer in Germany and my garden is being tended and eaten by my nephew John (when he can beat the bandicoot, possum, caterpillars and aphids to it anyway). He has been kind enough to send me a … Continue reading

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Moon-blessed Root Vegetables

Today the moon is in its full moon phase. According to the lunar calendar it should be a great day for sowing or planting out root crops. It was a perfect chance to test this lunar planting theory because I … Continue reading

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Autumn Planting on a Full Moon

Today is a Full Moon in Scorpio which means fertile planting, especially for root crops. It’s also a good time to take cuttings. Not perfect for flowers (a waxing moon would be better) but you can’t have everything! Rhubarb After noting … Continue reading

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