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Transplanting Flowers

I’ve refused to give up on growing flowers from seed, though I’m still not confident I can do it. My sowing from mid-June hasn’t yielded amazing results, but there were some seedlings that obviously were not simply weeds (though there … Continue reading

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Strawberry Redistribution

Last September I planted 3 strawberry plants in my side garden bed. They produced virtually no strawberries but spread like crazy. I’m hoping the lack of fruit is attributable to a lack of sunshine and fertiliser (the plants were abandoned to … Continue reading

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Potato Shoots

On April 30th I planted some kitchen potatoes (with the help of my hens). The first (I hope not only) one of these is now sprouting. It’s the wrong time of year for potatoes – they should go in the ground … Continue reading

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Misplaced Tree Fern

I’m not pointing fingers, but whoever planted these two tree ferns (cyathea cooperi) at our back door wasn’t thinking ahead. Okay, I am pointing fingers – Mother Nature, try again. They’re great plants but they are a bit big for this … Continue reading

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Unstoppable Squash

I planted some sweet corn at the end of September last year and I put some zucchini seedlings in the same bed at the same time. Then events overtook me and I wasn’t around to see their progress. When I cam … Continue reading

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Seedling Transplanting

Today I transplanted some of the plants I’ve grown from seeds. It wasn’t necessarily the best day according to the lunar calendar, but it just worked out that way. Tomorrow is the full moon and if I’d waited any longer, … 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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Wild Squash

This squash vine (jap pumpkin?) grew all on its own in what I’ve been calling the strawberry bed. It is a voracious grower and seems to have no pests or mould (unlike whatever I plant with TLC). I thought it … Continue reading

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Tomato Harvest & mildew prevention

Today’s harvest of tomatoes. Last night I had a headache and ate a pile of tomatoes for dinner. Tonight, bruschetta perhaps? They are fresh, yummy and good as a snack if we don’t cook with them. I also sprayed the … Continue reading

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