Good Crop, Bad Crop

Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs…

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In Which Twiglet Buys an Unexpected Tree

Apologies for my bloggy absence. Things have been a bit chaotic around here of late... I bought another fruit tree. And it's the last fruit tree that people would have expected. It's a feijoa tree. Oh, we love feijoas for sure, but have you seen our giant feijoa tree and its carpeting capabilities? And have…

Getting Figgy With it

I've said it once and I'll say it again, for my own benefit. Because I wasn't listening properly last time. Preserving waits for no man! Autumn is a great time to get projects done, because the weather actually does cool down a bit, quite beautifully. But then again, it's not such a great time for…

A ‘Long’ Harvest

You never know what you're going to pull out of the vege garden sometimes.┬áThe other day, I pulled out a parsnip, with quite some amount of effort. It really outdid itself, this one, reaching 47cm (18.5in) long! But in the same bed, I also pulled out this one, which evidently had an awkward life, and…