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Garden Update Week 30

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Garden Update Week 29

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Garden Update Week 28

Finally, harvest season. Delicious crisp lettuce, juicy kohlrabi, sweet snow peas and every day one or two ripe strawberries or raspberries. I’ve good hopes that I’ll have some tomatoes and courgette too later in the season. And pretty flowers!

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Garden Update Week 27

Finally, we have nice weather, so things start to grow and stuff becomes ready to harvest.

A nifty trick: you normally remove the tiny shoots that develop in the axils of tomato plants to prevent the plant from getting too heavy and tipping over, too keep the plant airy, and to keep a maximum of 5 flowering/tomato developing vines. But I always miss some, which then grow out to branches with some flowers, that make me feel bad to snip off. But a while ago someone told me you can take those cuttings and place them in the earth, so that they will root and grow into another plant. So I tried that, and for now it seems to work.

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Garden Update Week 26

Everything is pretty much the same, it doesn’t grow that well, but doesn’t perish either. I’ve been using my herbs quite a lot, but this week was the first time this year that I could harvest some vegetables: kohlrabi and sugar snaps.

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Garden Update Week 25

The weather is still confused. It has been very hot for a few days, and now it’s quite cold again. Most plants do reasonably well, but the tomatoes and courgettes still aren’t too happy.

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From left to right: lettuce, cavolo nero, rainbow chard

Garden Update Week 24

Some things grow well, some things don’t grow very well. At least we have some pretty flowers!

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Garden Update Week 23

Things go reasonably well in the garden, but it’s a good thing the weather will get better in a few days. Last year I was already harvesting all kinds of vegetables at this time of the year, now it will take at least a few more weeks before things are ready.

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The courgette and tomato plants are really sad because of the weather. I hope they revive a bit when the weather gets hotter.

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Protection against digging wild boars kitties

Garden Update Week 22

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We currently have a cold spell around here, with rather cold night temperatures. The courgette ain’t liking it, but courageously still tries to bloom.

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Seedlings: lettuce, cavolo nero, rainbow chard

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Loads of rosebuds, I am looking forward to them opening.

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Teeny tiny kohlrabi

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Seedlings: dill, coriander, chervil, summer savoury

Garden Update Week 21

The biggest pest at the moment are the numerous blackbirds that live in the neighbourhood. They rummage around in the ground when looking for food, also when there are seedlings there, or where something has been sown. I’ve put sticks in the ground around vulnerable stuff (also helps against cats), but a few things perished. I hope the rest will survive.

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