Hi, let me introduce myself. I’m a 90’s kid and grew up on a farm in the Netherlands with a lot of space for us kids to play in (for Dutch standards anyway). As I was used to having a yard, I never thought it was something special or something to be treasured – until I moved into an apartment in a city.
We – me and my boyfriend – moved into an apartment, which ofcourse didn’t have a garden. At the time, I didn’t think I would miss it. Imagine what you can do with all the time you don’t have to spend mowing the lawn and removing weeds?!
Let’s just say, the summer in the apartment was an agony. Not because it was too hot in the apartment, no… We had a wonderful airconditioner. But because we couldn’t go outside and spend time in the garden. So, we set our minds to finding a new home, WITH a garden. Luckily, the time we spent in the apartment was short, as we bought ourselves a beautiful home with LOTS of garden space not long after.
So, last december we moved into our new home! As the garden came with a bunch of fruit and nut trees – so far we know we have cherry-, apple-, pear and walnut trees, and there may be more – I set my mind to figuring out what we can do with all the goodness that will grow on them. We also figured that since we have so much free garden space, we will also try to grow our own vegetables. For fun, but also to save some money and to leave a smaller footprint on our environment.
So, this is my plan: I’m going to figure out how to grow vegetables and fruits – and how to cook with them and preserve them for winter – and take you on my journey. As a famous Hobbit once said: “We’re going on an adventure!”