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Thoughts on…..Month 61. The hardest decision.

Goodness me….another month has whizzed by and we’re on the cusp of going into summer……I’m looking forward to long warm days so much…….and in looking forward I have been reflecting on my current circumstances and finally made a big decision….the hardest decision I have had to make in years.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Sowing Protein.

I’m very late, I’m very behind….but I am determined to start sowing my most important crops…the protein! Beans and chickpeas are going in direct where I have beds ready……where the beds aren’t ready I’ll get them going in pots. This is all by the skin of my teeth!

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Beyond Frugal: On-line selling/starting a business.

Ok…this is a REALLY long one. I hadn’t intended it to be but there is a lot to cover. It’s almost in two halves…..I talk about selling on-line for getting rid of clutter/old clothes etc……and then selling on-line for your cottage industry, in other words, selling your crafts/home-produced cosmetics etc. and launching your own business. I hope you will find the information and ideas useful and will feel encouraged to have a go.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Garden Update.

Last week I finally managed to get some seeds sown and today I’m back to check on how they’re doing. Plus; another slug prevention trick I forgot to mention last time…….and some potting on of tomatoes and the potting up of the Pelargonium cuttings.

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On the Sofa: Tales from the Village – part one.

I’m taking a breather from the garden. Grab a cuppa and join me for a natter as I recall some of the moments from my ‘village’ recently…….I digress slightly and end up talking about ice-skating and memories of my acting days and pantomime!

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Cats, compost, tables and slugs.

It’s a bit of a long one today as I carry on in the garden with my seed sowing prep. The chat is on all sorts of subjects….the garden cats, compost and modules, my potting table and the search for a new one……and a chat about slug deterrents; which ones have worked for me and which ones have been a total fail! Grab a cuppa and sit with me in the lovely afternoon sunshine as we chat all things gardening.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: First seeds in – finally!

Better late than never….my first seeds go in today at the garden……finally! It wasn’t the easiest time because I really wasn’t in the mood…..but they absolutely needed to be done. I chat a bit about making myself do it, the need to do it, even when my mood isn’t right.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: May Garden Tour (’22)

The months are whizzing by! It’s time for another monthly tour of the garden as we head into what will be the busiest time of year……..slowly, slowly, inch by inch it’s getting there. I’ve had a bit of slug damage already this year but today, as I check on my plants I find one of my most loathed pests lurking……