New compost bin

Since we are not using animal manure or artificial fertilizers in our garden, making compost from organic matter is a cheap and easy way for us to give back nutrients and enrich the soil. For many years we had a two-chamber compost bin made from old scrap woods. It worked very well but this year […]

Some like it hot!

This year we had started many chili peppers from seed but the plants didn’t grow well. Later in spring our local garden center had many different varieties of chili peppers on sale, so we got one of each. They were either capsicum annuum or capsicum Chinese and had names like ‘Red Scorpion’, ‘Fire Ball’, ‘Ghost […]

Flower garden in June

It has been a beautiful summer and the flowers in our borders and flower garden have been spectacular. We had to grab the camera and make a small video. Following is being shown in the video: Blue cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) Woodland sage (Salvia nemorosa) Rosa glauca Flax (Linum usitatissimum) True lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) Breadseed poppy […]

Tulip fever

This year we are late planting the tulip bulbs since winter still hasn’t really started. We planted 25 tulip ‘Pink Fantasy’ and 25 tulip ‘Triumph blue-purple’. ‘Pink Fantasy’ is s stunning tulip with bright intense colors in shades of pink and white and distinct markings. ‘Triumph blue-purple’ is a beautiful blue/purple flower and is known […]

From stall to home office

After 5 years, the ground floor is finally largely finished. The last room was the future home office. This room used to be a stall for animals with a low ceiling, a concrete column and a retracted inner wall, which had to be laboriously removed. Since we now largely do everything ourselves, the interior fittings […]

Potato variety

If you had asked me years ago about differences between potatoes, I probably wouldn’t have thought of much more than waxy and floury types. However, since we have been planting potatoes in the garden ourselves, we have come across many interesting varieties, which differ from each other both in taste and appearance. Since our farm […]

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