#womangardener

I moved 11 out 12 of these bags today. Each bag weighs a good 23kg. 🏋🏻‍♀️🏅You do the math....
I carried these bags a good distance and with them created two very neat garden beds.🌱🌻 No gym for me tonight. I’m going for a massage 😝😇😊 #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #femalegardener #womangardener #gardenoverhaul #weightlifting #weightliftingwomen #oatley #peakhurst
Anyone else looking at a mountain of work today? Feeling swamped? Up to your eyeballs in paperwork or assignments?
This is my challenge today. Somewhere under this matrix of giant weed and Jasmine vine is a tree...wish me luck 🤪🍀😱 #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #gardenmaintenance #gardnemaintenanceoatley #weedingthegarden #overgrown #outofcontrolgarden #gardenoverhaul #womangardener #femalegardener #lugarno #oatley #oatleywest
"Miss Bennett, there seemed to be a prettyish kind of a little wilderness on one side of your lawn. I should be glad to take a turn in it, if you will favour me with your company." Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austin.
These are the words that sprung to mind when I stepped foot in this Oatley garden.
The owners have asked me to tidy the area as many of the beds have gotten out of control. I’ve also been asked to establish a vegetable garden as the lady of the house enjoys cooking with fresh, organic produce. 🍓🥒🥦🌶🥬🥕
I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this project.
Watch this space..... #the_secretgardener #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #sustainablegardening #sustainablegarden #eatwhatyougrow #eatfresh #ediblegarden #prideandprejudice #womangardener #femalegardener #backyardgarden #backyarddesign #oatley #oatleywest
For all your Lawn care, weeding, mulching, fertiliser application, pruning and planting needs.
You can contact me here on Instagram, through our Facebook page ‘The Secret Gardener gardening solutions’ or alternatively via email
rita.thesecretgardener@gmail.com.
Got my seeds today!! 😁

#williamdamseeds #seeds #garden2019 #growfood #growyourown #womangardener
It’s the season for amending soil #soil #compost #rotortiller #girlsgardening #womangardener #badass
HEALING

Alhamdulillah
"Your garden healing you"
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Saya termasuk orang yang tidak nyaman ketika sakit harus pergi ke klinik. Buat saya, selama masih bisa ditangani dengan istirahat dan mengkonsumsi sesuatu yang natural maka saya lebih baik menjalaninya dulu
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Entah kenapa, kalau pergi ke dokter saya hanya seperti sedang laporan ke dokter kalau saya sedang sakit. Lalu dituliskan berbagai macam resep obat kimiawi untuk saya minum. Tanpa edukasi, tanpa konsultasi. Khususnya lagi jika datang ke klinik dg asuransi dari pemerintah. Saya maklum sih 🙀
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By the way... Minuman yang saya buat ini murni improvisasi dari yang ada di dapur dan kebun. Bunga telangnya diambilkan oleh Ihsan tadi pagi. A bunch of thank for you dear, my handsome boy❤️
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#gardentotable #herbsdrink #bungatelang #jahe #ginger #mint #mintdrink #healingdrink #basilseed #selasih #gulaaren #minumanherbal #plantmakespeoplehappy #womangardener #healingdrinks
On a different note, I can't wait to start tidying up my lottie, now that I am back! Just gonna have a little bit more rest before I get stuck in.

#love #allotment #allotmentlife #growyourownfood #womangardener #gardening #peace
It’s DeliciOsa not DelicioSA!

To be more precise it’s Monstera deliciOsa.
Monstera, well because the plant is large or monstrous, and Deliciosa because the fruit is just that, delicious. Yes that cone shaped appendage covered in hexagonal shaped disks is a fruit. The fruit tastes a little like a cross between a pineapple and a banana, hence why this plant is also nicknamed the ‘Fruit salad plant’ or ‘Fruit salad tree’. I have memories of grazing on this plant in the summer as a kid. When ripe, the underside of the fruit turns yellow, and the hexagonal shaped skin begins to drop.
I’m going to thoroughly enjoy my tropical fruit snack today ☺️🍍🍌. #the_secretgardener #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #monsteradeliciosa #fruitsaladplant #fruitsalad #fruitsaladyummyyummy #sustainablegardening #growwhatyoueat #eatwhatyougrow #smallbusiness #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest #womangardener #gardening #fruitgarden #fruitharvest #mumsinbusiness #ladystartup
Don’t just take my word for it....
Jessica, former resident of Peakhurst, now a permanent resident of Brisbane. Jessica had me tend to the gardens of her Peakhurst property whilst it was on the market. The property has since sold and she and her family have happily settled in Sunny Brisbane.

#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #gardener #suburbangardener #suburbangardeners #gardenmaintenance #lawnmowing #weedingthegarden #mulchingthegarden #sydneylocal #womangardener #womangardeners #happycustomer #happycustomers #oatley #oatleywest #lugarno #peakhurst #hurstvillegrove
When I started to clear part of the garden (Before and after) cannot wait until next year #gardening #womangardener #landscaping #gardenclearance #uncovering #cannotwaittillspring #bigprojects #4yearsofgrowth #willbeworthit #bigdreams #plants #planting #gardendesign #gardenlife
Sunday breakfast

I’m having homemade Roasted Rhubarb and oat crumble with Greek yoghurt.

If I didn’t have some gardening to do I would sit and eat it all day. Such a great balance of sweet, and tart, creamy and crunch.

Rhubarb courtesy of my garden.
Recipe courtesy of deliciousmagazine.co.uk Link in comments.

What are you having for breakfast? #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #sundaybreakfast #rhubarb #rhubarbdish #eatwhatyougrow #growwhatyoueat #sustainablegardening #vegetablegarden #gardener #gardeningaustralia #freshisbest #gardeningaustraliamag #organic #womangardener #harvest #oatley #oatleywest #sydneylocal
Helping out with a little pre party tidy up today at this Peakhurst residence.
My client is planning a Teddy bears picnic for her youngest who turns 1! So, the yard must be picnic ready. Lawns are mown, leaf litter removed and a few stray weeds pulled and we are ready to set up for the party.
Happy birthday little man! I hope you enjoy your celebration.

#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #lawntidy #yardtidyup #lawnmowing #mowingthelawn #mowinggrass #womangardener #womangardeners #gardener #gardenmaintenance #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest
Good day sunshine Good day sunshine Good day sunshine.... The sun may not be shining today. But this bloom brightened my day when I spotted it. I hope it adds a little happiness to yours. The dwarf gum in my front yard is finally in bloom. I just love the colour of this variety.
This flowering gum is a grafted Eucalyptus tree. By grafting plants onto specially selected rootstock you get trees that will grow happily in a wide range of soil types and have greater resistance against disease and pests and are a perfect size for the home garden. Enjoy!

#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #garden #gardener #womangardener #frontgarden #eucalyptus #dwarfeucalyptus #floweringeucalyptus #floweringeucalypt #bloom #oatley #oatleywest #sydneylocal #australiannativeplants #australiannatives
My husband delivered a bunch of Rhubarb before he left for work today. Fresh from our garden of course.
Do you think it was a hint, or did he somehow know I had been planning to harvest it in the next day or two.

Rhubarb seems to thrive in our vegetable garden. Before planting I mix a generous amount of compost through the soil. Throughout spring summer it gets a good amount of fertiliser (rhubarb plants are big feeders) and water(avoid the leaves). In the winter the plant dies back and I apply a good layer of Mulch.

This is quite a generous harvest. I think perhaps I will use some now and freeze the rest(it freezes well).
So what will it be? Roasted rhubarb and oat crumble with Greek yoghurt? Rhubarb and lemon cheesecake or perhaps a rhubarb and yoghurt tea cake??? I can’t decide. Which would you prefer? #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #vegetableharvest #sustainablegardening #sustainablegarden #vegetablegarden #vegatablegardening #gardener #womangardener #vegetablelovers #rhubarb #oatley #oatleywest #sydneylocal #growyourownfood #growwhatyoueat
I have arrived. The air is thick this morning with mist from the sea. The horizon can not be seen. The Island pines encircle me. They reach for the heavens.I have arrived. I am home. Norfolk Island Pine, sometimes called The Polynesian Pine, Star pine or living Christmas tree, the genus Araucaria grows across the South Pacific, especially concentrated in the New Caledonia area.
Their thick trunks survive incessant onshore winds, and each level of branches forms a perfect pentagon shape. They happily set their feet down in the sand, and enjoy the salt air, making them the perfect coastal plant. I do not recommend planting one in the average backyard however. Best enjoyed from a distance 😜🌲 #the_secretgardener #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #plantlover #norfolkislandpine #conifer #araucaria #christmastrees #gardener #womangardener #toowoonbay #home #love
Mini morning harvest. Light lunch today after the last week of indulgence.
#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #vegetablegarden #vegetableharvest #growyourownvegetables #sustainablegarden #womangardener #gardening #lunch #tomato #lettuce #cucumber #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest
I received some beautiful books as gifts this Christmas. Planning to put my feet up over the next few days and enjoy them.
#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #goodreads #coffeetablebook #coffeetablebooks #read #womangardener #womangardeners #knowledgeispower #oatley #oatleywest #sydneylocal
Peace and Joy to all. #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #merrychristmas #peace #joy #love #happiness #womangardener #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest
Ice plant removal 70% complete replacing with aloe and other succulents! And a beer can... 😂#yardwork #iceplant #beercan #gardener #womangardener #pulchellaterra #emeraldhills #sandiego #california
This was hands down one of the hardest garden related tasks I’ve ever undertaken, not to mention the photography of it. The photos do not do these terrariums justice.

I had planned to make just one terrarium for my mum for Christmas. I got carried away however and ended up with two. Now which to gift? Or both?
#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #homemadegifts #homemadegift #christmasgifts #christmasgiftideas #terrarium #diyterrarium #diyterrariums #gardener #indoorgardener #womangardener #indoorplants #indoorplantsdecor #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest #mumlovesplants #ilovemum
Sad news this morning. David Charles Henshaw Austin has died at the age of 93.

A rose breeder and writer. His emphasis was on breeding roses with the fragrance and character of old gargden roses, but with a repeat flowering ability and wide colour range.

The rose you see here is one such rose, only this one has been grown from a cutting I took from my Dziadeks(grandfathers) garden and managed to strike around 7 years ago. It is hands down the most beautiful smelling rose I have ever experienced, AND was the inspiration for my wedding bouquet @oatleyhouseofflowers_ I think my Dziadek would be proud, David too.
#the_secretgardener #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #womangardener #davidcharleshenshawaustin #davidaustin #davidaustinroses #davidaustinrose #davidaustinweddingroses #myrosegarden #rosegarden #roses #mybackyard #mybackyardgarden #gardener #gardeners #gardening
Dreaming of Fes, the garden city. I couldn’t sleep last night and managed to figure out what to do with the first garden we’re working on. Various levels of work to be down according to how much money we can find! Sitting in Jnan Sbil gardens this morning, seeing the space being enjoyed and looked after, I am reminded again how much this city desperately wants to engage again with the Garden. Ohhhh so many thoughts and feelings, so much love. And here to remember my very special grandma today, who has returned to God, and who always loved to travel and visit the gardens of the world.
#gardens #womangardener #remembrance #fesmedina #morocco
I’ve been so busy seeing to my clients gardens, that my own garden, more specifically the lawn has turned into a “fairy jungle” as my kids say. Seeing to this luscious lawn today has certainly given me, and the mower a good workout. Oh and my dog, who couldn’t resist a good photo bomb. 🐶🧚‍♀️🌿🐶🧚🏻‍♂️ #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #gardenmaintenance #lawncare #mowing #womangardener #gardening #lawnboss #hardwork #lawncareservice #smallbusiness #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest #summer #mansbestfriend #gardener
Fence and previous hedging replaced with a stylish box hedge! #hardwork #womangardener #gettingthejobdone #boxhedge #gardendesign #gardenlife #gardeninspiration #girlpower #gooddayswork
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet-Shakespeare..... So true. If only we had smell-o-vision right now. This beauty is delicious. So happy to have this in my collection.

Do you have roses in your garden? Make sure you keep the water up to them in this heat! They do not like having dry feet. Also trim any dead heads, that will encourage flowering.
#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #rose #roses #iheartroses #gardeningtips #gardenmaintenance #gardener #backyardgarden #womangardener #rosegarden #rosegardens #gardening #urbanjungle #suburbangarden #suburbangardening #suburbangardener #sydneylocal #oatley#oatleywest
I visited my parents yesterday. When I head home, I’m packing more than what I arrived with. Usually it’s food. This time it was mums now “vintage” gardening books. I remember perusing these books as a kid after watching the weekly edition of “Burke’s Backyard” with the family. I would sit down, workbook in hand and map out the front garden. Then I would make a list of plants I was interested in growing.
Mum and dad being plant lovers themselves, mum the one with the green thumb, would often entertain me with a trip to “Flower Power” on the weekend Sometimes with my cousin Anthony in tow. These books now discoloured at the edges, the graphics dated and somewhat amusing, but the information is still good. Just don’t tell mum I’ve got them ok? It will be our little secret....
#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #vintagebooks #vintagegardenbooks #vintagegardenbook #secret #womangardener #gardenlover #plantlover #booklover #plantencyclopedia #plantresearch #knowledge #knowledgeispower #donttellmum #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest
Goals goals goals

What happens when you're the wife of a #plantscientist
You get to do things like
Visit #greenskygrowers

#greensky #hydroponics #hydroponicsystem #agroecologia #agroecology #womangardener #gardener #sustainableliving #foodsovereignty #freefoodforall #jardincomunitariotrompaazul #valenciacollege
Revisiting Tessa’s garden in Peakhurst today. I know the edges are in there somewhere.....
#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #gardenmaintenance #lawnmowing #edgingthelawn #lawnedge #hardyakka #womangardener #gardening #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest
Hello summer, hello cucumbers! Nothing says summer to me like cucumbers.
My Dziadek(grandfather) was the cucumber king,
Or “Q-ee” king, that’s what he would call them. In the summer he would feed the neighbourhood. You couldn’t leave his house without a bagful, or two of juicy cucumbers. Most summers were spent on the central coast and he and my Babcia(grandmother) would join us on the beach. Babcia would whip out a cucumber, knife and salt shaker. She would slice them lengthways, shake on a little salt and hand it around. So refreshing. I think Dziadek would be proud of my crop this year. I’ve provided the plants with a trellis, I water them well, and regularly at the root(they don’t really like having their leaves wet) and they have the sunniest spot in the yard. Looks like we are going to have loads of cucumber filled salads this summer 🌞🌱🥒#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #womangardener #growyourownfood #sustainablegardening #sustainablegarden #vegetablegarden #summer #cucumber #oatley #oatleywest
On a big big island was a bright and bustling city. In the south of the city was a green and leafy suburb. In the green and leafy suburb was the house of lovely Sue. To the back of the house was a gloriously green garden. In the glorious green garden was a bed of white river pebbles, and growing in those white pebbles was a collection of THE BIGGEST WEEDS I have ever seen in my life!.... #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #gardenmaintenance #sydneylocal #gardening #womangardener #weeding #oatley #oatleywest
At the house of a fellow mum by the name of Tessa today. When Tessa moved to the neighbourhood a few years back she had grand plans to beautify her garden. Now the mother of two very gorgeous, very active boys, she is finding it hard to find the time to give her garden all the TLC it demands. That’s where I come in. Step 1, clear the weeds and unwanted plants and debris. Step 2, look at refurbishing existing beds and giving the plants the nourishment they need. Today we have managed to get part way through Step 1. Soon the garden will be not only a place the boys love playing, but somewhere for Tessa and her husband to escape to, and something that puts a sparkle in her eye. Keep an eye on this space.......... #thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #gardenmaintenance #gardener #womangardener #weeding #backyard #gardenescape #oatley #oatleywest
Everyone has their secrets. Look what I found hiding away in my garden this morning...
#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #gardener #vegetablegarden #eatwhatyougrow #womangardener #organicgardening #organicgarden #fruit #berrylove #strawberrypatch #strawberry #sydneylocal #oatley #oatleywest
Update dari #ttmmodulorganik cukup bikin kangbonnya hepi 😄
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Saya lupa tepatnya usia para kale ini, tapi bisa di cek di post #ttmmodulorganik sebelumnya, sekitar tengah Oktober lalu mereka masih imut

Ternyata dengan set up modul organik yang membuat penyiraman dan pemupukan lebih efektif dan efisien, mereka tumbuh ekstra kueceeehhh, daun yang segar dari bawah sampai pucuk, batang yang kokoh dan rate pertumbuhan yang cukup baik 😍
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Plus, di musim hujan, yang notabenenya musimnya hama berkeliaran, saya tidak harus boros pestisida untuk para kale ini karena mereka cukup sehat untuk terus menangkal serangan hama (pernah saya bahas sebelumnya tentang mekanisme pertahanan tubuh tanaman terhadap serangan hama)
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Ayooo siapa yang mau punya modul organik? Tanam organik tidak lagi harus repot siram dan pemupukannya niih 😉😉
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#verticalgardens #berkebunorganik #kaleorganik #organicgardener #thehappygardeninglife #womangardener #organickale #dripirrigation #fertigation
Four years ago I divided and replanted these New Zealand Flax plants. Since then they have been healthy but never flowered. In the space of just two days these guys have sent up the most beautiful flower spikes. They were probably jealous of the beautiful blooms on their cousins, the Kangaroo paw, lurking nearby. Will they be orange or yellow? I can not wait to see them bloom...watch this space...
#thesecretgardenergardeningsolutions #the_secretgardener #gardenlover #gardener #femalegardener #womangardener #gardenmaintenance #flaxplant #newzealandflaxplant #newzealandflowers #gardenflowers #gardeninspiration #nativeplants #kangaroopawplant #kangaroopaws #oatley #oatleywest
Maranta Leuconeura or “Prayer Plant” is native to tropical areas of Brazil. A beautiful one for your collection 🌿🍃 #marantaleuconeura #plants #gardening #womangardener #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsofinstagram
And me again
Another one from the series of
#urbanfeminine by Vaida Barzdaite
In the #polly tunnel 🌱
#thegardener
#womangardener
#inthegarden
#southlondon
Good job!! Removal of 10 ft hedge to make way for yew trees! #womangardener #gardeners #gardendesign #gardenersofinstagram #gardenlife #gardenstyling #gardeninspiration #englishcountrygarden #yewhedges #evergreen #yewtree #hardwork #workout
Can not wait till spring!! 🌷 ☀️ 🌺 #bulbs #gettingready #spring #newvarieties #womangardener #flowerstagram #gardenlife #flower_beauties #gardendesign
Vibrant! #flowers #womangardener #colour #gardendesign #gardenlife #flowerstagram #flower_beauties
A nice flower seed mixture for the bees and other pollinators to enjoy in the coming months 🦋🌻🌺🌱🐝🌼
Organic Grown #organic #gardenorganic #arizonagardening #womangardener
Eurphobia Lactea Cristata #higuacajardineria #pitahayacaborojo #gardener #jardineria #womangardener
🚜🌿 #gardenexpansion #smallfarm #hobbyfarm #instagarden #womenwhofarm #womangardener
Pepper season in full effect - I just realized I'm disappointed in myself for not growing as many this year as the last few years when I specifically told myself I'd up my game each year🌶️🌶️ So many things have happened this year that I didn't expect so I've done things very differently this spring/summer. Anyways I've got time, doesn't freeze til after the first of the year🙌 #growpeppers
@susanbilyou crazy animals🖤
My girl @lillyannabelle21 and her beautiful fruit trees🍌🍊🌿 had to show off I'm so proud of her 💞
Keep up the hard work it will all pay off !!!!!!
I've been roasting and freezing the boat loads of cherry and plum sized tomatoes I've been harvesting over the last few weeks. I want to buy a dehydrator for next season to expand what I can preserve for over the winter months.
#heirloomtomatoes #tomatoes #preserving #preservetheharvest #harvest #growyourown #growwhatyoueat #eatwhatyougrow #girlswhogarden #womenwhofarm #womangardener #gardener #instagarden #freezing
Still have lots of peppers in the garden. Need to figure out a way to preserve them!
#peppers #organicpeppers #growyourown #growwhatyoueat #eatwhatyougrow #sustainable #girlswhogarden #womangardener #gardener #instagarden #organic #gardening #homestead #hobbygarden #food
Its a jungle in here 🍅🐕 #growing #growingfood #growyourown #tomatoes #heirloomtomatoes #growwhatyoueat #eatwhatyougrow #eatlocal #localfood #ollie #dogsofinstagram #smallfarm #sustainablefarming #hobbygarden #homesteading #homegrown #harvest #womenwhofarm #womangardener #homegrownveggies #knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom #girlswhogarden #selfsufficient
Autumn is in the air 🍂

#eatlocal #localfood #corn #autumnisalmosthere #coolernights #sustainablefarming #womenwhofarm #womangardener
Cranberry Hibiscus and other plants bein cute
Hoping to have dreams about these delicious farm-to-table eggs laid by my beautiful flock on the roost. #thegreenacrehomestead #farmtofork #farmtotable #castiron #diy #cooking #womanfarmer #womangardener #womanhomesteader #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram #eggsofinstagram #eggs #overeasy #breakfast #brunch #eggyolk
You might have your ducks in a row but I have my rabbits in a row so who's actually in the lead here? 🐇🦆 #thegreenacrehomestead #rabbitsofinstagram #animalhusbandry #rabbits #raiseyourmeat #growth #growyourown #womenofinstagram #womanfarmer #womangardener #womanhomesteader #ducksofinstagram #farming #farmingphotos #farmer #farmlife #farmstead
Happy figgy friday!

#happygardener #fig #gramyourgarden #womangardener
Here's an update on the dixies. #thegreenacrehomestead #allgrownup #dixierainbow #homesteading #homestead #homesteadwoman #womanhomesteader #womanfarmer #womangardener #gardening #gardens #farm #animalhusbandry #growyourown #groworganic #gardener #farmer #getdirty #compost #makeithot
Reminiscing to when my chicks were wee-little still. They grow so quick! #thegreenacrehomestead #homesteading #homestead #homesteadwoman #womanhomesteader #womanfarmer #womangardener #gardening #gardens #farm #animalhusbandry #growyourown #groworganic #gardener #farmer #getdirty #compost #makeithot
Rosemary 😍😍😍😍😍
Impatiently waiting on this Chaya (tree spinach) to grow 10 feet tall.................
Newest addition to my garden. I love this flea market find! @westburyantique
#lovemygarden #fleamarketfinds #womangardener #ferns
Had a horrible headache so I've been sleeping since 8pm and now I'm WIDE awake. So I'm thumbing through awesome IG photos of gardeners like me & wanting to plant some seeds but in the meantime, heres a solid photo of a jalapeño I've been waiting on for a while to harvest🌿💚😍
Oh mango how you taste so good
You're supposed to take selfies when you're happy, right ?
I grow all of my own veggies and herbs and eat from Memaw's Magic Garden year round. #organicgardening #harvest #sustainableliving #womangardener

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