🇬🇧 Against the general advice on strawberries that they do not like to overwinter outside, I did not take the strawberries out last year and put them in the greenhouse for the winter. I also didn't take cuttings and hibernate them. No, I just left the strawberries as they were. When it was minus 18… Continue reading Strawberry Madness!
🇬🇧 As I told earlier in spring, our supermarket had a "Moestuin Maatjes" action. Here, you can read the whole story. Most of the seeds have germinated and developed in the greenhouse into beautiful plants that needed a place outdoors. Only, the kitchen garden near the house was already fully planned. Since I was anyway… Continue reading Additional Vegetable Garden
🇬🇧 Thanks to a firmly established low pressure area, the first warm days did not arrive until the end of May. This triggers the feeling in me that nature is a bit behind compared to the last few years. Looking at photos from last year at this time, the garden hasn't really been much further… Continue reading Permaculture – Mother Nature shows how to do it
🇬🇧 Personally, I'm not always a fan of the promotions of a large, Dutch supermarket. Often they produce a huge amount of plastic waste. Every now and then, however, there are really great promotions, like the Moestuin Maatjes (Kitchen Garden Buddies) promotion that is currently running. In this promotion there are 15 different, small sowing… Continue reading Moestuin Maatjes (Kitchen Garden Buddies)
🇬🇧 In fact, the whole kitchen garden got its start with three raspberry plants that I received as a gift when I moved in. I planted them in fall of 2019 and just let them grow during 2020. Since the plants have developed well, they "now" needed a little more attention. Raspberries are originally forest… Continue reading Some words on Raspberries
🇬🇧 As I am learning about permaculture, it is dawning on me that there is a whole philosophy behind the word, and not just design suggestions for how to lay out your garden. Behind the term are ethical principles for daily actions as well as various concepts for respectful use of resources. Planning how to… Continue reading 2021 Kitchen garden planning: Mixed crops
🇬🇧 It is March and the sowing under glass, in the cold frame or in the living room on the windowsill has begun - for the latter, especially the broadcast seeding or area seeding is interesting. Since I have encountered all sorts of interesting ways of broad seeding on various social median, I would like… Continue reading Sowing
🇬🇧 I see many who are already seeding a lot of plants indoors on the windowsill that I have not on my list, yet. Therefore, I asked myself the question of whether I am too late or the others too early. This led me to the following question of whether it makes sense to already… Continue reading Early sowing, good sowing?
🇬🇧 When the sown plants, in addition to their seed leaves, also show the first real leaves, or the plants begin to touch each other, it is time to separate them. They will then get more light, air and nutrients. You can place the separated plants with more spacing in boxes, again, or in pots.… Continue reading Separating seeded plants
🇬🇧 Raspberries are generally flat-rooted and are very sensitive to drought and waterlogging. This also makes them sensitive to severe frost. Therefore, I always kept the soil around the raspberries covered with mulch. I used leaves from the previous fall and later straw for this purpose. Before the announced frost period with temperatures below -15… Continue reading Preparing the raspberries for the cold