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5 years of growing tomatoes in March
2 months ago

5 years of growing tomatoes in March

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Wow! I just realised that his will be my fifth year of growing tomatoes. Of course I have grown tomatoes before as well. On a balcony. But this will be …
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Garden update: wood chips, sowing, digging and drip hoses dilemma
3 months ago

Garden update: wood chips, sowing, digging and drip hoses dilemma

By  •  garden, sowing, planting

I’ve posted a few video garden updates again. You can find them below. I realise I explain less in these videos, than I normally do in my written posts. If …
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Dreaming about a winter garden
4 months ago

Dreaming about a winter garden

By  •  garden, sowing

So, I’m dreaming about a winter garden – again. It has been four years in a row now that I basically don’t have a – mention worthy – winter garden. …
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Planting garlic in autumn
7 months ago

Planting garlic in autumn

By  •  garden, sowing, planting

Do you plant your garlic in autumn? I do! In this post I will explain you my way of planting garlic in autumn. It’s pretty simple, garlic isn’t a complicated …
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Frugal gardening: how to grow a peach tree from a stone
1 year ago

Frugal gardening: how to grow a peach tree from a stone

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This will be the shortest blog post in history, surely in my blogging history. You see, I want to explain to you how I grew a new peach tree from …
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Saving your own seeds from (purple) kale
1 year ago

Saving your own seeds from (purple) kale

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In my journey to a greater self-reliance I try to spent less money on unnecessary things. And in the case of seeds, I also try to spent less on necessary …
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Four years of collecting seeds
1 year ago

Four years of collecting seeds

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I have finished clearing up my seed collection for this year, and while I was looking back into my pictures I realised that my seed collection has grown immensely over …
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Quick seed sprouting method for peppers
1 year ago

Quick seed sprouting method for peppers

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February is a good time to start sowing your heat loving veggies. This group includes peppers. Peppers grow very slow and need quite high temperatures to germinate. If I would …
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Growing Japanese Loquat from a piece of fruit
2 years ago

Growing Japanese Loquat from a piece of fruit

By  •  garden, sowing

Getting ideas for what to grow in my vegetable garden isn’t something that I have trouble with anymore. I get my inspiration from recipes that I find and ingredients that …
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Frugal gardening: how to save tomato seeds
2 years ago

Frugal gardening: how to save tomato seeds

By  •  garden, sowing

Saving tomato seeds from shop bought tomatoes is really easy. I have been doing this for the last three years pretty successfully. Every year I grow a handful of tomato …
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