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Lucy Goosey & Co

Late September is an odd  time of year for them to be hatching out, but Lucy and Goosey are now the proud parents of these five little cuties. 🙂 This day was their first dip in the pond.

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Got Your Sox On

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Morning Surprise

Good morning. What a happy surprise!

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Sox

Go Sox!!!!!

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Living

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Living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, sea spray and a little salty air.

Cannoli Love

Yumma! ❤ Pumpkin Cannoli’s

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Garlic Setting

Old gardening wisdom says that you should plant garlic on the shortest day and harvest it on the longest. It’s not a bad way of remembering the rough pattern of growth – but, in fact, planting garlic a little earlier will give it a head start before the really cold weather arrives. So yesterday, I set next seasons garlic crop. Yes, Jimbo.. it’s that time to get planting. 

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In theory, garlic can also be planted in spring, but the yields will be about half that of autumn-sown garlic. October may feel like an odd time to start a crop so associated with heat and the Mediterranean, but planting now allows it to put down roots and send up its sturdy, winter-defying shoots early, ready to make the most of next year’s toasty warm season… something I’m already looking forward to 🙂 

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Just break the bulbs apart just before planting and push cloves into the ground pointy end up, about 4 inches deep.  Add a bit of composted manure, set your markers of the variety you’ve planted, cover and you’re good to go! These will be up about six inches before our snow flies. And mulching with straw and good compost can really help to buffer the plants against winter weather, and improve yields when next summer harvest time comes around.

 

 

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