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daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Culburra Beach , NSW, Australia

I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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July 02, 2005

vintage gardening ~ July 2

what a joy this past week has been * lots of rain, so my garden is nice and moist. I spent a few hours this morning weeding and loosening the mulch. there is nothing at all better for the soul than to spend a few hours in the garden...
Everything seems to be doing well in the vegie garden although those rotten snails have had a munch on my broccoli. so disheartening to put all that effort in and then eaten by pests. The snow peas are thriving. Beetroot seems to be lagging and I must find out why, there must be a deficiency in the soil.
I have rhubarb and I think I will make a rhubarb cake tomorrow. It sounds yummy so I must use what I have in the garden as it makes it even more special. Oranges and Lemons are laden with fruit....it's wonderful to be in the garden and to be able to pick a fresh orange to eat..so juicy and sweet.


Anonymous Amy said...

hi Robyn, thank you for commenting at my site. I love your blog here and how you're into vintage stuff like me. In fact I'm fascinated by medieval & victorian fashion.

7:19 am  
Blogger Alice said...

JULY 2 - I finally found it! I remembered watching Gardening Australia when Peter Cundall was planting beetroot seeds. He watered them in with Boron added to the water as he said the soil was deficient and it would make them grow much better. Perhaps it would be worth trying with your slow-growing beetroot. I don't know the quantities but I'm sure your nursery could advise.

Interestingly, after logging onto the Gardening Australia website I keyed 'beetroot' into the Search box. It came up with dozens and dozens of recipes for beetroot. I didn't read them all, but I thought you may be interested in having a look at some of them.

8:48 am  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

thanks so much Alice ! I think I will have to start all over with my beetroot. They have been in too long and would probably end up being woody. I will check out the Gardening Australia website. I have his book and its wonderful

9:03 am  

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