Categorie: Spring

Rhubarb big crumb cake

Most of the time it’s just the two of us working in the garden so on the rare occasion that we get some help I’m always amazed by how much can be done in a couple of hours. About two…

May tour of the kitchen garden

It’s finally gotten warmer which means the plant growth has accelerated. Up till now things were moving slowly – April was cold with some heavy frosts and I was delaying planting out non-hardy vegetables like tomatoes and squash. But with…

Roasted strawberry cinnamon rolls

My daughter is in the middle of her finals, marking the end of her high school career. She’s pretty calm and undoubtedly doing well in her exams. There’s not much we can do for her at this point but in…

Spinach & co, mushrooms and tortilla budin

I am not always successful at growing spinach which is why I have back-ups: other plants from the goosefoot family, both annual and perennial, which can be used much in the same way as spinach. Actually, so far this year…

Seasonal bouquet – Easter edition

One of my #gardengoals for this year is to pick more flowers from the garden. Because there are actually lots of flowers growing there yet the bouquets I picked during the past year could be counted on the fingers of…

Easy polyculture of annual vegetables – video

One of the main principles of permaculture is diversity. Taking a hint from nature and combining plants into diverse polycultures instead of growing row upon row of the same thing  makes great use of the space available, discourages disease and…

March 2017 in our permaculture garden – video!

Mid-March is usually the time when we can start sowing and planting outside but it’s also the last possibility to plant bare-root trees – here are some things that we’re up to in our garden this month! For an early…

How to plant a bulb lasagne in a container – video

Every fall, I plant lots of spring bulbs. Even if I forget to plant garlic (and I still have not planted any this year!), I will plant some crocuses, tulips and daffodils, together with some more obscure spring bulbs like…

Edible garden in May 2016

This is the point in the year when I feel like control is slipping away from me. There are parts of the garden that are perfectly tidy and well managed and some that are…not. Since I am a bit of…

Nettle omelette

About a week ago, on a lovely evening when we were working in the garden, an elderly gentleman stopped to chat. He complimented us on the neatness of our vegetable beds and then pointed north and said: ‘And whose garden…

Edible garden in April 2016

As someone who mostly just sees the items still on the to do list and forgets to pat herself on the shoulder for all that has been crossed off, these ‘looking-back’ posts are really good for me. I would almost…

Rhubarb vanilla custard tart

One of the ‘jobs-in-progress’ in the garden is moving our rhubarb plants to their new location. We have many (25? 30?) rhubarb plants but since our new garden is 5 times bigger, I want to keep them all and possibly…

Seasonal bouquet – tiny delights

When I was in high school I took dancing classes (all my friends did) and acquired never-to-be-used-again proficiency in waltz and polka. Every couple of months or so there was an official dance when the girls were given a bouquet…

Dandelion and spinach springtime torta

Normally, I am pretty serious about our Easter traditions – I bake a lamb cake, colour eggs with the kids and make at least one dish featuring wild greens. But this year we were so busy planting the 80 +…

Edible Garden in March 2016

So….my back kind of hurts but I am also very happy because we got a ton of things done in the garden during the Easter weekend. It was a 5 day-weekend for us because we both took time off from…