Photo by mckaysavage. Write your own garden calender on when to do what and print it out and put it on the wall to be more effective at growing food Write a garden journal to learn more effectively from your experiences Purchase an extra 5 kg kitchen scale and a notebook to find out how
Photo by tanakawho. It’s February and it’s time to start germinating onions around here. Old plastic boxes that were used for storing candy have proven to be very handy for starting seeds: I use special mould for germination and mark where I want the seeds to go in. In this case it’s 4 x 4:
Photo by dawnzy58. This is a guest post written by Jenny. Check out her blog at http://seeded.wordpress.com. “It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s winter, and seed-saving season is over. No reason to think about it for at least another six months. Right? Wrong. Even if you don’t have bowls of dried seeds around that still haven’t
Heirloom seeds are free. Usually heirloom plants are the ones that have been free for more than 50 years. They will grow into plants that the world has never seen before. Well not that unique but in the same way as brothers and sisters look alike and like their parents. Sometimes the plants will be
My girlfriend was fast with the camera. I don’t like it. I don’t think it’s funny at all.
If you ever wondered what’s behind the F1 label on some seeds, then here’s a little info: F1 stands for Filial 1 as in first generation. An F1 seed is the child of inbred parents, where each parent has been self pollinated for 8 to 10 generations. This is a labour-intensive process that takes place
1. Planning – WHEN will you grow WHAT, and HOW? 2. Work every day – Find out what you can do TODAY to grow more food, and do it 3. Water your plants on dry days – How much WATER do your plants need? 4. Plant “seeds” – Order books, order seeds, make appointments 5.
We’re in the beginning of August and more than a third of the soil in my beds are free for the weeds to take over. So here are the new rows af radish sprouting. Besides I have about 600 spinach seeds ready to go in, and yesterday I ordered spinach beet seeds, which is a
Now that most of the red beets and the first round of carrots are harvested from the raised beds I’m left with big patches of free soil. I ran out of spinach so today I ordered three more bags of seeds. As described on the back of the bag it’s possible to sow spinach until
Isn’t that a fine row of tagetes? No? Why not? They’re not in the picture? Hmm, must be the wrong row… Nope, it’s this one alright. I saved the seeds from the tagetes last year and put them here in this row, but there’s no sign of them this year. Now it’s unlikely that the