It is quite weird, but easter is even colder than Christmas! Nothing is growing outside, so lets get the sunshine in then!
Do you also find it hard to organize when you're going to plant what. Do you also discover in May that you should have sown something in March and it is far to late now to even bother. You might not have similar experiences when you have a plot not near your house and have friendly plot neighbors who will tell you what to plant and when to do so asked or unasked. But I need to have a system of my own that shall not fail me. And so I have devised a shoe box! Yes indeed a shoe box, in this box all weeks of the year are hanging like file folders neatly behind each other, with month cards every 4 or 5 weeks. In between the bags of seeds go, with neatly written on a separate paper in the front, how to sow (row spacings etc.) and where to sow (also shown in front of the shoe box, the separate squares in which the vegetables grow).
I'm pretty proud of the devised system. If it works well I'm going to sell my idea to a garden supplier like the Secrets du potager, and earn serious money :-)
I've started some sowing already. Although it is not much, it is growing great. I've started with radishes, salads, tomatoes and cauliflower. I'm also making a dynamic sowing calendar, which will hopefully help me not to forget sowing seeds in the right time. You will hear about it in full, after it has had some test runs, to see if it wor
I always enjoy the first ladybug in the spring. I spotted this little lady in the woods just near my crocuses. Make lots of baby ladies, my little friend, so that you can take care of undesired pests for me.
I have a weak heart for poppies, but I can't help myself, even dried they look pretty.
It was a hard decision to make, but in the end I decided to remove this red cabbage plant from the soil. Since spring last year he took residence in my garden, but never developed a hint of something that looked like the start of a cabbage. And so he now must leave this place. I hope the worms in my compost bin will like him. Except for the strawberries that will get a new home in April, all crops have been removed from the garden. The soil has been fed, ready for a new growing season. I can't
Finally, spring is trying to break through to the cold dark days of winter. I decided to dig up my carrot patch, so that I can prepare that piece of land for a new sowing season. Sometimes it is a blessing to have such a sandy soil like I have. Because my carrots keep perfectly well under the sand during the cold winter months.
I laughed out loud when I pulled up some of my carrots, they have such a funny shapes sometimes.
Last year I planted more then a 100 flower bulbs, look at them go!
And I discovered that I already get visited by my best friends, the lady bugs, hello there my little fellows!
Hi, I'm Bregtje. Here you can find me with my head up side down in the garden. But I also can be found with my head in a newly home made cupboard or above the kitchen stove or even between piles of paper, sticking stuff in arty albums and brushing away with paint! And now I'm developing a new hobby to add to my ever growing project list: blogging about it all! Please find my Garden blog, Kitchen blog, Homemaking blog and Arts blog here!