Category Archives: Backyard Farm

One of each

For some reason, my backyard garden is producing one of each Green pepper.  One. Sweetcorn.  One only.  Ah well, shouldn’t be greedy. My neighbour loves purple.  She is an enthusiastic pruner of my purple in all its forms, lavender especially.  … Continue reading

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Listen to the locals … or not

I’ve read that it’s a good idea to speak to the locals in the area to determine the conditions of your soil and what will grow in your area.  Good idea?  Makes sense?  Not always.  Since I’ve arrived here I’ve … Continue reading

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The end of the outhouse

It was cute, alright, the outhouse and at some point it served a useful purpose, but since we’ve had indoor plumbing for quite some time now, it had to go. Going Going Gone. The idea is to grow lots of … Continue reading

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The dance of love

I highly suspect the courgettes and butternuts are doing the dance of love during the night, because these butternuts are suspiciously stripy and mottled Cherry tomatoes imminent If these figs hurry up, it’ll be figgy pudding for Christmas. Most of … Continue reading

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Pumpkin explosion

Very exited about my pumpkin explosion. Loads of them My next two beds are ready to be filled, and I look forward to a bumper crop of this furry type of ginger flavoured pumpkin that seems to grow wild in … Continue reading

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Garden fail … er … experiments

There are no garden failures, only experiments and never has this been so true as in my backyard farm.  All my “mistakes” confront me daily, but since I’m the kind of person that can only learn the hard way, I’m … Continue reading

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Bunny Repellant FAIL

The predator crouches, poised but inches away from the unsuspecting prey… oh never mind … OO, look.  A spider …

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