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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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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: 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……

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Potatoes, No-Dig, Ruth Stout & me.

Yay….by the skin of my teeth I get my potatoes planted before April is out (April 29th). I have planted my potatoes as late as May 15th and still had a great harvest….but I really wanted to get these in now as they’re one of the first things to go into the ground and symbolise the start of the new season for me……I didn’t want it to drag into another month. Then some shed chat about no-dig plus Ruth Stout’s method and what I am able to do in my garden in the absence of both of those.

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Thoughts on…..Month 60: Five Years! Without a wage.

I can hardly believe that this day has come………month 60 of living without a wage…..a full five years! Today I’m remembering the first year and reflecting on my life has changed and grown over the last five years……and, most importantly, I am raising a glass to all of you to say a HUGE thank you!