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Tomato plants left outside the library

Tomato plants left outside the library

A nice surprise when the Giornaledibarganews  library was opened  this morning in Piazza Angelio in Barga Vecchia,   along with a couple of books that somebody had donated to the library, was a small plastic bucket containing 20 sturdy tomato plants. These too were donations, this time for the Giornaledibarganews vegetable garden – more articles here. […]

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Things are gradually growing (and being eaten)

Things are gradually growing (and being eaten)

So what has been happening in the giornaledibarganews vegetable garden?  Actually,  not a lot really. Most of the main planting and seeding has been done and this last month the weather has not been all that kind for growing. The giornaledibarganews vegetable garden  is down in a valley and temperatures at night time have been […]

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Downsizing and death by electrocution

Downsizing and death by electrocution

Downsizing and death by electrocution – now there is a title for an article about a vegetable garden that you will not read every day.  Downsizing and death by electrocution just what on earth is going on? Okay let’s deal with the downsizing first.  This morning I went to my local supplier of plants further […]

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50 kg of seed potatoes

50 kg of seed potatoes

Not just late, very, very late … but finally the giornaledibarganews vegetable garden actually has something vegetable in the ground – 50 kilos of seed potatoes to be precise. But first the area had to be secured against the marauding porcupines.  Wooden posts were put up and an electric fence strung up around the field. […]

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Porcupines 2 – Vegetable garden 1

The battle with the porcupines continues. Each night they creep in to the field and gorge themselves on what is left of the dwindling supply of potatoes. Something has to be done. I have been following the policy of “chemical warfare” collecting my urine during the day and spraying it in the evening around the […]