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Propping up the cucumber

Don’t you just love the surprise of growing something new?!

After a shaky start, by not helping the cucumbers along with a small paint brush to fertlise them, I’ve finally got three growing on one vine. 124 more words


More disappointments

After an evening off gardening last night to do some more decorating, tonight it was time to get down to tackling the Chinese cabbage. The first batch I planted out were doing well, getting a centre and generally looking quite robust. 218 more words


Sometimes Good Accidents Happen in the Compost

When I found kabocha squash at a local farmers market last fall, I got super excited. It gave me a piece of home (I’m from Japan). 353 more words

19 July 2014

 Courgettes always used to seem such a simple option: you planted them, they produced more fruit than your blanching-and-cooling patience could cope with and your freezer could hold, then the leaves went all mildewy and with a sigh of relief you gave up and hauled them out, to leave that space to something blissfully other. 835 more words