Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Thursday, 3 March 2016
This past week, I have started to sow the first vegetables in the greenhouse to get a jump start with my raised Sqaure Foot Garden bed. I have been sowing sugarpeas 'Oregon Sugar Pod' in the two rootainers on the left. A small tray with spicy salad leaves, which have been germinated already. Today I added the lettuce 'Little Gem' in the small propagator on the right. And shallots 'Red Sun' on the second shelf.
Monday, 29 February 2016
Friday, 19 February 2016
We went back to the nursery 'De Hessenhof', where we have bougth most plants in our garden. Now they were having the Helleborus days, with lots of flowering Helleborus species. We already knew which species we would like to have in our garden. You see them here.
This pink variaty gets more pink when the flower gets older.
|Helleborus x 'Lichtroze' (pale pink)|
|Helleborus x 'Wit Driedubbel' (triple white)|
Thursday, 18 February 2016
I found this one a couple of years ago on Pinterest. Some old CD-books in which I used to take my music CD's with me in my car. Now they contain my small seed packages.
How do you store your seeds?
|CD-book turns into Seed-book|
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Yes, yes, yes ... I always get happy during the winter, when a package like this arrives. This seasons I had to buy a lot of new seeds. The last time I ordered seeds must have been a couple of years ago, when I still had my allotment. Last year, season 2015, I tried to get the best out of the left-overs, but some of it did not germinate anymore. So I had to order fresh seed for my Square Foot Garden and the greenhouse. I tried a new supplier, Vreekens Zaden (in dutch),because they have more choice in biological seeds and in special seeds.
I also wanted to try the Rootrainer. Seems perfect to get the sweetpeas started. I can not wait to try it.
|Seed order 2016|
Sunday, 31 January 2016
Thursday, 28 January 2016
While I went through some old photos, I found this lovely picture.
|Sunflower with a heart shaped center - summer 2015|
My giant sunflower with a heart shaped center and two different species of bumblebees.
Well, I can not wait anymore ... I want spring time.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
It started about 10 or 11 years ago, I guess in 2005. I missed the taste of fresh vegetables and my wife didn't know an other taste than that of vegetables from the supermarket. I sowed some carrots in pots and I knew what her reaction would be. And for me al the memories of my childhood, helping my parents at the allotment, came back. The next season I had my own allotment of 200 square meters. And ....yes... It was too big.
After a few years I decreased the size by half. But still, with a bussy workinglife and growing kids, I still didn't manage to keep it all tidy and productive. The allotment was at the other side of the village. So every visit had to be planned. And to go out there for just 10 minutes ...oh no... that never happend.
|My garden autumn 2014|