I did a small experiment with my potatoes this year as I wanted to know more about chitting. I left several potatoes in an egg tray in the kitchen and as expected they put out several shoots each after a couple of weeks. Generally I find 1 cm (half inch) shoots to be the easiest
This is my newest weapon against killer slugs: A small pie tin with a slight modification: Cut an entrance hole for the slugs: Fold the top of the entrance hole a bit to avoid sharp edges: Turn the tin upside down, put some slug “poison” under it, and secure it by leaving some weight on
Okay, maybe it’s not essential or life threatening if you can’t grow peaches in Scandinavia, but boy do freshly picked peaches taste good. And it seems like my little peach tree have survived with all its leaves still on the tree. Earlier I’ve had problems with peach leaf curl but I put up a plastic
That cat is driving me insane. It’s just too helpful sometimes when I’m out working in the garden. But I can’t blame it, it is just behaving naturally like a cat, playing, being curious, expressing its love. Can’t help wondering what people with dogs do, as dogs will dig just for the fun of it.
It was supposed to be easy. Build a wooden box, put it up in the garden, and the bumble bees will move in to pollinate your plants on a daily basis. Well they haven’t arrived yet. I’m still crossing my fingers though. Or maybe I came too close with lawnmower. I made the mistake of
This is my highly subjective list of people who I think have contributed the most to the “grow your own food” community. If you know of someone I’ve missed please leave a comment below the list: Jules Dervaes * Founded the “Dervaes Institute” in 2006 * Creator of the public urban homestead model “Path to
My red currant bush just doesn’t behave like it’s supposed to according to the books. Again this year it’s flowering on 1 year old wood and there are very few flowers on the 2 and 3 year old wood: The party is clearly on the 1 year old top shoots, and not much is going
Update 2011-09-05: I have created a new blog about electronics only – check it out here: Electronic measurements, NSLU2 and soil moisture sensor The 1-wire soil moisture sensor circuit I use in my garden is designed by Eric Vickery from http://www.hobby-boards.com. (c) 2006 Hobby Boards Designed by Eric Vickery Title: Moisture Meter 3 Rev: 3