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Summer Has Left Austria

A month ago, I said goodbye to the last of the spring harvest and looked forward to enjoying our summer fruit.  With the erroneous concept that the garden was self-sufficient, Hubs and I took off for a week on our first real … Continue reading

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The Wonder that Seven Days Wrought

The rain started at about 9 am Sunday morning and never stopped.  As a gardner(-in-training), I was overjoyed; until I ran out of watering cans, buckets, and unused decorative plant pots to store water in, lol.  That was when I strongly … Continue reading

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Garden Surprises

Last week was full of surprises.  First, you guys have heard me go on and on about how cold it gets here and how I’m constantly bundling up and trying to keep warm.  Frankly, I just don’t have time to … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of August – Garden Update

August has been a pretty emotional month in the garden.  First, there was lots of hot, sunny days; then, unexpectedly, the temperatures dove and to accompany the shock, the rains came and stayed for about 5 or so days.  When … Continue reading

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Only 8 More Days Required!

It’s Day 92 and the recent night temperatures have dropped to around 14°C/57°F.  Leaves have turned yellow and a surprising amount of them have turned brown and withered.  Nonetheless, there are a vast amount of big green leaves and even … Continue reading

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Taller Than Me and Taking Over – July Garden Update

The garden has been pretty interesting and self-sufficient this week; giving lots and only requiring daily watering.  Pretty impressive considering this heat wave Vienna wandered into. Course, summer would not be summer without our annual unwanted guests – mosquitos! They … Continue reading

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They’re Still Alive (garden update)

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had periods of intense sun & heat, followed by days of rain – not ideal for young plants and, honestly to say, a young gardener.  Keeping up with the plants needs requires consistent … Continue reading

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