🇬🇧 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
🇬🇧 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)
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
🇬🇧 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!
🇬🇧 Exactly one year ago I dug up the first beds. During the winter and early spring the borders of the beds and the paths were created. During the summer the garden was in full bloom and during the whole autumn it gave me harvest. When I look through the thousands of photos I have… Continue reading One year anniversary!
🇬🇧 "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
🇬🇧 Already since autumn I have been waiting impatiently for the time when I can finally put plants in the garden and that the garden will be green and full. Now the time has come and the garden is giving back the first fruits. The strawberries have been eaten long, the currants are ripe, as… Continue reading First Zucchini and so much more
🇬🇧 Last week I placed a set of a small bistro table and two chairs in the middle of the kitchen garden for some relaxing coffee breaks. I immediately tested it with a coffee and watched the gang of sparrows, who live in the hedge, rampaging around in the garden. But that is another story.… Continue reading Update of the kitchen garden
🇬🇧 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