The garden in January

Fresh from the garden What we can harvest fresh from the garden now in January was less than what we had counted on because strong frost in December had killed some of our winter vegetables like winter endive. Now in January our fresh vegetables from the garden were field lettuce and kale (red russian, curly […]

A visit to the Großes Torfmoor

Today we visited for the first time the nature reserve Großes Torfmoor near Hille for a short hike. Although we have been in Minden-Lübbecke for 10 years now, we had not yet managed to visit the peat bog because we had hardly any time for leisure activities with the renovation and the garden. The approximately […]

Broadband is coming

After years of waiting it is actually going to happen next year. Today fiber optic conduit with speed pipes where put into the ground in front of our house. We still have to be patient because it will be only after the summer next year that we will get connected to the network of Greenfiber.

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 […]

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