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Braised cucumbers with Honey

Robbing the Bees by Holley Bishop is a self-proclaimed biography of honey. It’s full of a lot of interesting historical bits and a lot of modern-day honey-stuff as well. It also has a bunch of recipes that the author has … Continue reading

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Gazpacho Goodness

Right now the cucumber and tomato harvest is incredible. I love them both and keep looking for ways to eat them (my favourite remains to eat them raw and unadulterated) and to make them a part of my meals. Which … Continue reading

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What Else but a Possum

What else could have done this but a possum? Inside the teepee of cucumber vines I found the remains of more than one tomato. Possums only come out at night, why would it hide in this little “room”? It does … Continue reading

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What’s Working?

My original thought was to blog about my incredible tomato harvest. I had planned to sing the praises of cherry tomatoes. I’ve had dubious success with tomatoes in the past (a fruit everyone can grow easily) and did some reading … Continue reading

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Home Grown vs Store Bought

One of the major reasons people like to grow their own vegetables is the taste. Home grown is supposed to blow you away after a lifetime of eating worn out store bought vegetables. And I must confess that sometimes it … Continue reading

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Humans are sooooo Stooopid

Only a stupid creature would build a fence around really tasty vegetables. My poor chickens can only watch in horror as we fortify and re-fortify the veggie patch. I wonder what they think. Probably that we have pea brains are … Continue reading

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Planting for Summer

The last couple of days have been spent preparing for some summer crops. With Frank’s new beds ready to go, I had the space I needed. Up went supports for the cucumbers and the cuke seeds went in the ground. … Continue reading

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Winter growth

It’s squash hatching time in the garden. Everything that hasn’t been devoured by aphids or killed by leaf mould is starting to produce tiny fruits. Flowers started appearing a couple of weeks ago but they were all males and no … Continue reading

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Planting out the cukes & zucchini

The seedlings are bursting out of their tray. Well at least the cucumbers and zucchini are. I decided those had to be planted out today because a) they really are getting too big for the little tray and b) the … Continue reading

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Back in the garden

I’ve stayed out of the garden for a few weeks now. Mainly because of the weather. After those days in the 40s, everything suffered, wilted and much died. Add to that the fact that there’s been zero rain and gardening … Continue reading

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