Categorie: Gardening

A week of eating from the garden/ end of summer

Because our gardens are not big enough and because the time I can put into growing produce is limited, no matter how much I’d want to, we are not self-sufficient. If I planted all our raised beds with summer vegetables,…

Garden Connect – September update

Garden Connect is a project that we’re participating in this year where gardeners from around the world grow identical 2 by 6 foot (60 x 180 cm) gardens, compare and share growing methods. You can read more about the project…

Garden Jobs in September

This post is a part of a series about the things I usually do/sow/harvest in my garden in a given month. I post at the beginning of each month and at the end of each month I check in to…

August in rearview mirror

About a week ago someone on Instagram mentioned that looking at all the pretty pictures of other people’s thriving kitchen gardens and ample harvests can be somewhat disheartening if all your veggies are either suffering from disease or being munched…

Garden jobs in August

This post is a part of a series about the things I usually do/sow/harvest in my garden in a given month. I post at the beginning of each month and at the end of each month I check in to…

July in rearview mirror

Because (as I mentioned before) we were gone for at least half of July, our garden has not exactly been showered with attention during the past month. Still, we managed to get most of the important jobs done, the sowing…

Garden jobs in July

This post is a part of a series about the things I usually do/sow/harvest in my garden in a given month. I post at the beginning of each month and at the end of each month I check in to…

June in rearview mirror

Last week the stars aligned and both our children left for a three day school trip – for the same three days! That’s something that happens just about never and we were a little overwhelmed by the unusual freedom –…

Garden Connect – June update

Garden Connect is a project that we’re participating in this year where gardeners from around the world grow identical 2 by 6 foot (60 x 180 cm) gardens, compare and share growing methods. Here’s an update of what’s happening in…

Garden jobs in June

This post is a part of a series about the things I usually do/sow/harvest in my garden in a given month. I post at the beginning of each month and at the end of each month I check in to…

May in rearview mirror

May has treated us to some very cold days, some very warm, some sunshine and a lot rain. It is weather like this that makes the full benefits of raised beds and mulching obvious. The raised beds allow excess moisture…

Giverny: the painter’s garden

While we were in France this month, we only visited one garden. Mainly because the trip was spontaneous and involved little planning (unlike our trip to England several years ago that I specifically planned around the gardens I wanted to…

Garden Connect – May update

Garden Connect is a project that we’re participating in this year where gardeners from around the world grow identical 2 by 6 foot (60 x 180 cm) gardens, compare and share growing methods. Here’s an update of what’s happening in…

Garden jobs in May

This post is a part of a series about the things I usually do/sow/harvest in my garden in a given month. I post at the beginning of each month and at the end of each month I check in to…

April in rearview mirror

Sometimes it’s really good to look back. I looked up the pictures of our allotment in April last year and when I put them side to side with this month’s pics…wow! We’ve come a long way! At this point we…