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How to harvest, dry and storage saffron
1 month ago

How to harvest, dry and storage saffron

As summer is coming to an end and autumn cools down the night temperatures, saffron crocus bulbs start shooting green springs up out of the soil. A few weeks later …
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Goldita tomato
4 months ago

Goldita tomato

GOLDITA does its name justice. It is a tasty and prolific orange cherry tomato. Next to that, it seems that this golden coloured tomato variety is an early cropper, which is …
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Frugal gardening: how to make an easy recycled mini greenhouse
7 months ago

Frugal gardening: how to make an easy recycled mini greenhouse

By  •  make, garden

In this post I will give you a simple DIY solution for repurposing your broken or ripped plastic greenhouse into small mini greenhouses on top of old plastic crates. These …
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How to germinate peppers in soil blocks
2 years ago

How to germinate peppers in soil blocks

Having just sown my pepper seeds, I thought it might be useful to show you how I sow different crops in different ways. Some as an experiment and some by …
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What to sow in January
2 years ago

What to sow in January

Oh boy, it’s snowing outside! There were little piles of snow lying around in shady corners, from the last time it snowed, but todays snow will leave a white carpet …
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Frugal gardening: how to mark your saved tomato seeds while they are drying
2 years ago

Frugal gardening: how to mark your saved tomato seeds while they are drying

Years ago I wrote a blogpost on how I save my own seeds from homegrown, shop bought or given tomatoes. I save my seeds the easy way, what others might …
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17 crops to sow halfway July
2 years ago

17 crops to sow halfway July

It’s halfway July and therefore the very. last. chance. to sow some fast-growing crops, winter crops or early spring crops. Ofcourse you can sow some seeds a bit later as …
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How to root a fig tree cutting and grow fig trees for free
2 years ago

How to root a fig tree cutting and grow fig trees for free

Let me show you how I rooted seven fig tree cuttings in just a months time. The subject of this post just ‘came into my life’ today, I didn’t plan …
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April 2018 garden update
3 years ago

April 2018 garden update

Today was a perfect gardening day for me. Besides a few orders that had to be done, I could spent all my day in- and around the garden. In practice …
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Mushroom picking in autumnal Savoy – a quick introduction
4 years ago

Mushroom picking in autumnal Savoy – a quick introduction

We returned this week from a long car tour around Europe. It was really enjoyable. We saw a lot of things and experienced some new things. I hope I will …
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