UNPLANNED JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES

Well, this really needs an explanation. As you might remember from my last post about the radishes, we did not get to harvest anything but their pods. I first thought it was because the radishes did not have enough room in the pot they were sowed or because we were too late, but then I [...]

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BEETS FROM POTS

Just look at those deep colours! Our first beet harvest, and a very important one, because when we take these big ones up, they will make room for the smaller ones to grow larger. I do not remember our beets growing as big last year, and once again I think I have to thank our [...]

THE FIST TOMATOES

They are finally here! Our first tomatoes of this year from the balcony. I do not know if you remember last year, where I wrote about how we grew tomatoes on the balcony. Well, from our experience with how much space they needed, we decided to find smaller ones to harvest seeds from and to [...]

RADISH PODS

Almost one month of hiatus with the craziness of motherhood and parenting a little baby girl. How can it be that a small human like that can take so much of your time? She is so tiny… Well, not really anymore… Anyhow, while I am in a bubble of maternity leave, our balcony is exploding [...]

THE FIRST HARVEST

Our balcony has exploded in flowers and green leaves as our vegetables and fruits are growing bigger by the minute. We still have some tomatoes, beets, radishes, salad and peppers (both chili and regular) we are waiting to pick. Yet we do have early “bloomers” among them already. Our chili from last year has already [...]

EARLY GARDEN WORK

Even though it is still slightly chilly outside and a bit too early for the huge sowing feast, there is still work to do in the garden. With your butt risen up to the sun, you can make lines with spinach, radishes and other early veggies that are more resistant to the cold than others. [...]

LAST DAY AT WORK

The beautiful morning fog was spreading across the fields where the sheep were grazing, two of them were slightly rounder than their sisters – they were with lamb and would soon reach their due date. The willows were blooming, the rooks were building nests in the crowns of the oaks behind the buildings, and the [...]

SOWING PLANS

Alright, so I am beginning to make a plan of what our greenhouse balcony shall have this season. Tomatoes, of course – it is almost a necessity. And this year, I cannot wait to try out my homemade city compost. Believe it or not… It does not smell at all! I’ll make sure to tell [...]