The Short Gardener

Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Heirloom or heritage seeds and vegetables are old plant varieties pre-dating the 1950’s that have a traceable lineage and have been grown for many years. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation. Heirloom seeds and vegetables are open pollinated producing true-to-type offspring. This results in seeds collected producing a nearly exact copy…

Autumn Windfall Fruits

We collect our plums and apples from the trees in our backyard. They say ‘plant pears for your heirs’, so some of our trees are yet to produce enough fruit for our use, but they should for our children. Over the last month or so, we’ve had a large number of plums and apples ripen,…

The Suburban Orchard

For a regular suburban block, Tamar Cottage has quite a few fruit trees … a suburban orchard one might say. It is important for a short person to be able to reach their fruit. To do this, the fruit trees need to be pruned to a manageable short person size, so I’ll be going through…

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Hi, I’m Clare. I bought my first home with an established garden in 2017. I had never been a gardener before this and now spend most of my time in the garden. This blog is for my enjoyment of gardening and sharing tips I learn along the way!!

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