Early potatoes… Well, exactly how early is that? I mean, early potatoes are from this year, right? So in theory the earliest potatoes one could get would be from January 1. I haven’t got a garden patch and there’s snow everywhere, but I do have a bucket, a big bag o’ peat moss and a
Now that everything outside the house is covered with a thick layer of snow it’s nice to have something to work on indoors. Our new fish tank has been placed on the custom designed furniture. It’s pretty robust but it has to be since it will be holding up 325 liters (86 gallons) of water:
I’m doing a tomato growing experiment to show the effects of using growbags on top of self-watering polystyrene boxes. That gives me two parameters to work with, soil quality and water amount, that I can combine like this: Photo number / case: Garden soil Growbag soil Natural watering by rain 1 2 Self-watering box 3
I brought my 1,000 liters (264 gallons) water tank with me from the old place thinking I would set it up again to collect water for the kitchen garden from a roof top. Fortunately a nice big roof is available here with rain gutter: The ground has a heavy slope which means that the water
Okay, I’ll admit that it looks nice with the sharp edge between the raised beds and the lawn. It’s soft on the knees when you sow or weed, but I’m beginning to realize that there are some rather annoying disadvantages by alternating between lawn and beds like this. First, this is what always happens near
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.