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Beyond Frugal: An interview about my wage-free and frugal life. Part two.

Continuing with my interview with Jane from Shoestring Jane about my wage-free and frugal life.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Tomatoes, chickpeas & future garden plans.

For the last few days every visit to the garden has been all about watering…….so when I visited today I noticed a few changes, a few jobs that needed doing and set-to in the tomato bed before moving on to harvest the chickpeas. It’s a chatty chickpea harvest where, amongst other things, I think about what I would like to grow in my future garden.

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On the Sofa: Getting Steamy!

With temperatures getting too high for gardening again I hunker down at home……and get even hotter! I’m pressing linens and chatting about a conversation with a garden friend which gave me a bit of a light-bulb moment. Plus….a little TMI moment at the end that gets me even more steamy.

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On the Sofa: Chatty Catch-Up.

With all the watering and garden time recently it feels like an age since I had a chatty catch-up with you…..so while we’re sweltering again I thought we could all do with a time out, maybe with a chilled drink….or ice-lolly, for a natter.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Onions & Lemon Balm.

The shed is a bit tidier now so I have space for bringing some harvests in…..today I’m lifting my sad little onions and harvesting my monster Lemon Balm ‘bush’. With a bit of chat about storage and uses. And a ‘before’ and ‘after’ of the shed.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Preparing for harvests & preparing to leave the garden.

It’s a chatty one as I work. The focus over the last few weeks has been very much on getting the garden planted and keeping it alive with lots of watering….as a result the shed is a chaotic mess. It needs a good sort out and tidy up in readiness for the harvests to come so today I am cracking into that task…..and while I am at it I begin the process of preparing to leave the garden.