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Introducing The Gardening Pixie

The Gardening Pixie, with a courgette.

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nce upon a time, I popped into my local garden centre, and I met the Gardening Pixie…

The Gardening Pixie and I have been busy this summer.  Trying to turn a small plot of land and a very old and dusty greenhouse into a productive vegetable garden has not been easy.  It started with growing a few herbs and a bit of weeding… then I came home with a garden pixie (not gnome) now named The Gardening Pixie.  Since then I have become a gardening hobbyist.

Things have not necessarily been easy for the Gardening Pixie and me.  We have had some tasty successes and some disappointing fails.  Originally, we wanted our garden to be organic, good for nature, good for us.  But the sight of yellow and drooping leaves led us to the occasional use of chemical plant feed.  We also wanted to avoid slug pellets (how do people do that?!) but having lost so many leaves to slugs and snails, a few pellets have, sadly, been used.  Our most successful crop has been the courgettes.  Courgettes in many shapes and sizes!  Fat, long, curly, green, yellow (occasionally brown!), stripy…  They taste good!

The Gardening Pixie and I have big plans – which include more veg and one day, chickens (sorry Dan!)  But, we start small.  And we hope to share some of the information here, with a regular blog.  After a season’s worth of gardening experimentation, I thought perhaps writing a regular blog about the world of The Gardening Pixie might be a good way to share and learn vegetable garden tips with other enthusiasts.  If there are any others out there…?!

Once upon a time, I popped into my local garden centre, and I met the Gardening Pixie…

The Gardening Pixie and I have been busy this summer. Trying to turn a small plot of land and a very old and dusty greenhouse into a productive vegetable garden has not been easy. It started with growing a few herbs and a bit of weeding… then I came home with a garden pixie (not gnome) now named The Gardening Pixie. Since then I have become a gardening hobbyist.

Things have not necessarily been easy for the Gardening Pixie and me. We have had some tasty successes and some disappointing fails. Originally, we wanted our garden to be organic, good for nature, good for us. But the sight of yellow and drooping leaves led us to the occasional use of chemical plant feed. We also wanted to avoid slug pellets (how do people do that?!) but having lost so many leaves to slugs and snails, a few pellets have, sadly, been used. Our most successful crop has been the courgettes. Courgettes in many shapes and sizes! Fat, long, curly, green, yellow (occasionally brown!), stripy… They taste good!

The Gardening Pixie and I have big plans – which include more veg and one day, chickens (sorry Dan!) But, we start small. And we hope to share some of the information here, with a regular blog. After a season’s worth of gardening experimentation, I thought perhaps writing a regular blog about the world of The Gardening Pixie might be a good way to share and learn vegetable garden tips with other enthusiasts. If there are any others out there…?!

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