🇬🇧 The greenhouse is almost finished and I was able to inaugurate my new planting and potting area. Slowly it is getting warm enough to carefully start pre-seeding pumpkins and melons. So I gathered my collected seeds from the winter and sowed Hokaido, Butternut and Melon. Since I always wanted to sow only a few… Continue reading Sowing, 2. round
🇬🇧 Bees are the busy little (big) helpers in the garden. In order to attract more bees in the garden, a special bed for bee friendly flowers is planned. There, purple clover (Trifolium rubens), stonewort (Alyssum), garden solstice (Heliotropium arborescens), fireweed (Lantana camara) and garden foxtail (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) are planted. Borage (Borago officinalis) is also… Continue reading Bees, the little big helpers in the garden
🇬🇧 While I was working on the greenhouse, I was under very strict supervision. 🇩🇪 Während ich am Gewächshaus gearbeitet habe, stand ich unter sehr strenger Überwachung. 🇳🇱 Terwijl ik aan de kas werkte, stond ik onder zeer streng toezicht.
🇬🇧 So far spring is very dry. There has been no rain here for a month between March and April. Since I keep a garden diary, I could check that the last time it rained was on March 11th. Only on Easter Sunday, so on 12.04. it finally rained again. The beds in the kitchen… Continue reading Keeping the strawberries happy
🇬🇧 In principle, there is no such thing like weed. However, sometimes certain plants grow where you don't want them to grow. They take away light, air, nutrients and water from the desired plants or attract certain pests. In this case, the wild growing plants will be removed. A common method is to hoe the… Continue reading Root weeds
🇬🇧 Horn violets, also named mini pansy (Viola cornuta) spread throughout the garden. Horn violets are often not on the lists of typical indicator plants, but the plants love loose, humusy, calcareous, and permeable soil. They like it sunny but not too hot. I like the small flowers and leave this (not) weed. 🇩🇪 Hornveilchen,… Continue reading Horn Violets
🇬🇧 Today, it was time to separate the salad. Separating seeded plants is recommended at the latest when the young plants touch each other. Separating them gives them more light, air, water and nutrients again.I don't think much of the thin-walled plastic pallets or mini pots, which can only be used for one season, so… Continue reading Separating salad
🇬🇧 This will be the entrance view to the kitchen garden. Which plants should I choose for the pots? 🇩🇪 So wird der Eingang zum Nutzgarten aussehen. Welche Pflanzen soll ich wohl für die Kübel wählen? 🇳🇱 Zo ziet de ingang van de moestuin eruit. Welke planten moet ik kiezen voor de bloempotten?
🇬🇧 Again one step further to finishing the kitchen garden. First, I wanted to redo the small stone edge completely. But I decided that the old edge has its charm. I only repaired the most crooked parts and freed the stones from moss. Placing the foil under the gravel was a challenge with the strong… Continue reading Kitchgarden update
🇬🇧 In order to water my seed and then the sensitive, small plants, I use a spray bottle, as it is actually used for pesticides. Of course there is only water in my bottle. The advantage of the bottles is the fine spray mist. This way no substrate is washed out or the plants are… Continue reading Watering