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TIY: Clothes for the frugal girl; how I ‘Make do and Mend’.

We all need clothes! Living the frugal life and working with a non-existent budget means I have to get handy with the sewing box quite often in order to keep myself clothed. Here I share a few ideas about how to have a wardrobe the bargain basement way.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden 277: Tomato cares & the start of Blight Fight.

The tomato plants have been in the ground for three weeks now and are starting to grow away……so it’s time for me to give them some cares. Everything I do with my tomatoes is aimed at producing the best possible harvest and delaying the inevitable blight that comes with growing tomatoes outdoors. Please note (as I forgot to mention it in the video): all my tomatoes are cordon types rather than bush types…….if you are growing bush types you don’t need to prune out the side shoots.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden 273: Here we sow again!

It happens every year! There’s always something that doesn’t germinate well, if at all….something that gets destroyed by slugs and snails…..or by the weather…….but that’s OK….we just get on with sowing again! And while we are at it we can go slow and make the most of the moments with our fellow green fingered friends…..