Project "Cottage Garden", Project "Forest Garden", Project "Kitchen Garden"

How it began – from the kitchen garden to permaculture planning (P1 to P3)

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ With the house came a lot of land that had been a bit neglected and needed urgent attention. Since I was not able to work on everything at once, I decided for the time being, also not to plan everything at once, but to settle first and proceed piece by piece. Directly next to… Continue reading How it began – from the kitchen garden to permaculture planning (P1 to P3)

Project "Kitchen Garden", Report

2020 – Kitchen Garden Lessons learned

Only plant what you like to eat In my first year of the kitchen garden, I was thrilled by the pure joy of having the room and time for a kitchen garden. I was very much involved in designing and implementing the garden. I planned the plants during winter without much thinking of seasonal cooking… Continue reading 2020 – Kitchen Garden Lessons learned

Project "Kitchen Garden", Report

Time to slow down!

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ St. Martin's Day has passed; Sinterklaas arrived in the Netherlands. Everything is harvested, the borders are prepared with compost, green manure, or contain some late spinach. The table and chairs are brought inside. The center of the garden is now decorated with a light-string Christmas tree. It's time to slow down. Winter can come.… Continue reading Time to slow down!

General, Project "Kitchen Garden", Report

Erntedankfest / Harvest festival / Thanksgiving

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ "Even in pre-Christian times, sacrificial and harvest festivals were celebrated in the various religions and cultures. People were aware that a good harvest was not in their hands alone and accordingly honored nature" (Source, German). I can agree with this statement especially this year with all my heart. I am grateful for everything that… Continue reading Erntedankfest / Harvest festival / Thanksgiving

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One year before and after comparison

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Now that the last path is finished, something is growing or sown in all the borders and almost a year has passed, I thought it was time for a before-and-after comparison. Last year in July I found the area surrounded by hedges overgrown with wild plants. The fact that a flowerbed runs along the… Continue reading One year before and after comparison

General, Project "Kitchen Garden", Report

Kitchengarden Update

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Soon the kitchen garden will be complete. While the plants germinate and grow in the greenhouse, I have paved the last but one path with gravel. One more path and the kitchen garden is finished. I can hardly wait! Fittingly, the beech hedge finally turns green. πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Bald ist der Nutzgarten komplett. WΓ€hrend im GewΓ€chshaus… Continue reading Kitchengarden Update