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!
🇬🇧 I had planted most of the tomatoes outside in spring. I have already reported about my tomatoes in previous posts. They grew very well and produced something between 20 and 30 kg of tomatoes at the end. Unfortunately, the first autumn storm knocked over the tomato plants and also knocked over the supporting structure.… Continue reading Tomato comparison (fun facts)
🇬🇧 I just noticed that I have already built my new greenhouse in April, but I have hardly reported about my favorite place so far. Now the greenhouse has accompanied me for a summer and deserves to be introduced. Greenhouse attached to the shed. The grass is still brown from the summer drought. The greenhouse… Continue reading Greenhouse
🇬🇧 That's too bad! I had put so much hope in the pear tree. It was overflowing with small pears, but the late frost in spring made almost all of the small fruits fall off. Three pears have remained and have made themselves really splendid over the summer. One pear had suddenly disappeared, the second… Continue reading No pears for me this year.
🇬🇧 When I recently was tidying up a bit in the greenhouse, I came across some pot pallets that didn't look so good anymore. It took me a moment to understand what was going on there. The poor things must have melted in summer. I once went through my photos and found a picture where… Continue reading Molten plastic pots
🇬🇧 Already some days ago I sowed salad again. This time, however, I sowed much less than in spring, since this salad will not be planted outside. I am still impressed how many plants can be grown from such a small seed tray. Both I and my chicken friends still like a crisp lettuce leaf… Continue reading Salad for fall
🇬🇧 The plants in the greenhouse are long withered and the fruits are already harvested. It was time to remove the plants. The space can be used more wisely before the first frost can cause damage to the plants in the garden, which I would like to bring over the winter. Herbs can be used… Continue reading Herby preparation for winter
🇬🇧 Chickweed (Stellaria media, part of the clove family) is known to every gardener as a wild growing weed, whereby every gardener should actually be happy to find the plant, as it is an indicator plant for particularly good soil conditions. Furthermore, it can be eaten as a wild herb or even used as a… Continue reading One man’s pain, the other’s joy