I’m going to build a system for my food production using an NSLU2 computer from the company Linksys. This is a small computer with USB and network connection but no keyboard or mouse connected. This a is a bit challenging because you have to do all communication through the network, but when it’s up and
Judging from the worm sticking out of the potato it seems that I have waited a little too long before taking the potatoes up. I’ve read that it was okay to let them stay in the ground after the plants die until they were to be used in the kitchen. It doesn’t seem to be
Okay, this blog is about to go in a slightly different direction. It will not be your usual gardening blog, but more about what will happen if you add some high tech to your garden. The reason I got myself into this whole grow-your-own-food thing was that I felt I had to. It was the
The beans are growing like crazy now. There are beans to be harvested every three days, both runners and the smaller ones. The trellis is made from nine bamboo sticks held together with plastic ties (yes I know – it’s not a very sustainable lifestyle with all that plastic 😉 ). I have an earlier
Tagetes are supposed to keep pests away, and that’s fine. But there are different types of tagetes and these are the tall ones. They have nearly taken over the raised beds so next year I’ll plant the short ones instead. They are beautiful though and draw a lot of butterflies into the garden.
Yes! The first tomatoes are finally ripe. They’re late because the ones I originally planted were cut down by killer slugs. That was a tough one since those original ones I sowed indoor where they germinated in my windowsill and grew up to become sound 20 cm (8 inch) plants. I’m not sure what to
There are probably many ways to plant a tree, but this method I learned from an experienced gardener. Her garden is about 1000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) and I think it’s at least 20 years old, so I guess she knows what she’s talking about. It’s even open for visitors on some occasions. I have
Here’s a cheap way to make a good composting box. I’ve bought the wood with the notches pre-cut in a DIY kit, but you could cut it out yourself. Notice that the length of the notches is a little bit shorter than the thickness of the wood, therefore the wood will wedge itself together making
If you want big healthy vegetables you need a good soil. The first year we grew vegetables in raised beds the soil was loose all right. We dug a rectangular hole below the raised bed wooden frame to a depth of 30 cm (12 inch) below the ground. This soil we put aside and started
Here are two inspiring videos for you: The first one is called “Greening The Desert”. A guy called Geoff Lawton is talking about a project they did in the desert 2 km from The Dead Sea. They’re harvesting the small amount of rainwater they get in that area and bringing the soil to life again.