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Tim Martin
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Christian, husband, father of 3 beautiful kids, ecologist, food grower, hunter, fisherman
Christian, husband, father of 3 beautiful kids, ecologist, food grower, hunter, fisherman

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Thunder, rain, and hail? Must be time to get into the garden!
I'm a very stubborn gardener, and sometimes if my mind is made up to be in the garden, almost nothing will stop me. I suppose that's why my neighbours might sometimes see me, in the torrential rain, outside, getting soaked, weeding the garden. I actually li...
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Small spaces, surplus food: how to grow a lot with a little.
Over the past nine years that I have been cultivating this little patch of ground, I have learnt how to cram more and more production into our limited space. Our whole property is just 350 m2, so with the house and a little lawn, our entire food growing spa...
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The vegetable garden and the reporter
Hi everyone Its been a long time but the garden has been continuing, I assure you. A few weeks ago a local paper published an article about vegetable gardens being enjoyable, but not worthwhile on an economic basis. I wrote an email to the journalist, Rob S...
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In my Grandmother's Kitchen
My daughter was sitting  in our kitchen the other day when she suddenly broke into song. "Deep, deep as the deepest sea is my Saviour's love" she sang, in that sweet-yet-wavering voice of a young child.  It instantly transported me back over fifteen years, ...
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Five Ways to Change The World (if you're a parent)
Parenthood. It's more demanding than my career. Broken sleep, school runs, preparing food, helping with homework, settling disputes, getting them dressed, tending to scrapes and bumps, and the list goes on. Not that I'm complaining. No, I wouldn't change it...
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Winter tomatoes: the gardener's Holy Grail?
If you had told me a few weeks ago that you were trying to grow tomatoes outside during the winter, I would probably have looked at you incredulously and wished you luck. It just can't be done, because tomatoes are a tropical crop that we grow during our su...
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The Weed Oxymoron
My garden has many weeds, which draws me to ponder just what they really are. Common definitions of weeds often revolve around them being "unwanted plants" or "plants without value", so what is a weed is heavily dependent on context. For example, a walnut t...
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Summer
Summer, my favourite time of year. The heat, the sunshine, the sudden downpours in the afternoons that drench the ground and cool the air. The garden is lush and burgeoning with food, and the kids spend hour upon hour playing in the yard. The sprinkler ofte...
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