🇬🇧 Since my experiment with the egg cartons was not so successful, I have now by chance discovered a wooden device in the well known Swedish store, with which you can make small paper plant pots. I absolutely had to try this one. You cut a strip of paper, wrap it around a round piece… Continue reading Paper plant pots
🇬🇧 As already announced in one of the last posts, the cucumber plants should still get a climbing aid. It is especially practical if there is a bamboo growing in the area without a root barrier, and you have to limit it a bit anyway. So I had enough long, straight bars to build a… Continue reading Bamboo climbing aids
🇬🇧 As I already told in my previous post, I used horse dung for my cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae), like pumpkin (Cucurbita var.), cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and zucchini (Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo convar. giromontiina), and sugar melon (Cucumis melo). I want to spend a separate post on the process of planting and explain a bit more. For… Continue reading Floor heating for cucurbits
🇬🇧 As it was difficult to get the planned plants this year, a bed in the kitchen garden remained empty. This bed is right in front of a window and was actually planned for the insect-friendly, beautifully flowering plants, such as Lantana (Lantana), Vanilla Flower (Heliotropium arborescens) and Sweet Alyssum (Alyssum). Meanwhile I have sown… Continue reading Sowing edible flowers
🇬🇧 Last weekend, the ice saints were finally over. It's time to put those frost-sensitive plants in the garden! Already a couple of days ago horse dung was fetched from the neighbour, who is a horse owner. This is now used for the cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae). Among the best known cucurbits are pumpkin (Cucurbita var.), cucumber… Continue reading Finally planting time!
🇬🇧 Finally the first plants are moving into the kitchen garden - the perennials are the first. Since the rhubarb has also been newly planted, it is still small and needs a little more attention. Rhubarb likes a thick layer of half-rotten compost in spring, which I spread after planting. In autumn, rhubarb also likes… Continue reading Special Care for Rhubarb