• Garden Updates,  Vegetable gardening

    A lesson learned – Garden updates (13)

    Until this week I hadn’t really noticed how crowded the vegetable garden actually is. We’ve had so many vegetables to plant, that we gave them a little less sowing distance than the packaging adviced, and it didn’t seem a problem. And it wasn’t, for quite some time! Until this week, when I wanted to add some support for the tomato plants… A lesson learned… A couple of the diy supports had fallen over, so we wanted to replace or add something that’s more sturdy and would support the tomatoes better. Luckily, we have plenty of old wood and other things left over, so that wasn’t a problem. The problem however,…

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    Steady growth – Garden updates (12)

    As the weather continues to become more summery – and even goes over the top sometimes as it hit 30 degrees Celsius this week – the vegetable garden continues to grow. The potatoes seem to love the weather, as the plants are absolutely massive. They slowly but surely continue to flower (and grow some more). I wonder what size potatoes we’ll be able to harvest when they’re ready… 🙂 As you can see, the tomatoes are also doing great! We just need to think of a better way to keep them upright, as our DIY reed sticks don’t seem to have enough strength to do the job. One thing I…

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    Spotted the first peppers! – Garden updates (11)

    I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it… As the title of this blog implies, we spotted our first peppers! Both chili’s and bell peppers : ) They’re still small, they’re still green, but they’re there. And I’m loving it! I’m not quite sure if this specific plant is a Yolo Wonder or a Mini Paprika, but I guess we’ll find out as it grows : ) As for the chili’s, both the Numex Twilight and the Cayenne have started to produce: As for the rest of the vegetable patch, things are going really well! Since we put up the netting nothing seems to have been eaten by the…

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    Fruits coming in season – Garden updates (10)

    Buckle up and have a cup of tea at hand, because it’s gonna be a long one! : ) After I wrote last weeks taste test by the wild doe, we decided enough was enough. We want to eat our own vegetables as well! We figured putting netting over at least a portion of the vegetable garden (with the vegetables we like best) should solve the problem. So we put a net over about half of the vegetable garden, covering the arugula, onions, cabbages, beans and some of the strawberries. It looks horrible and is very annoying when I need to reach something underneath, but the doe hasn’t touched the…

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    Wild deer taste test – Garden updates (9)

    As you might have seen on my Instagram, the vegetable garden has been visited by a wild deer. Thankfully, she hasn’t done much damage (yet), but it’s real fun to see which vegetables she likes best. So let’s have a look, shall we? ; ) Day one The first thing we noticed when we visited that garden this day was the absence of spinach. The spinach already had bolted, so I didn’t mind, but the stems were clean. Every single leaf was gone! The arugula – which we planted right next to it – was unharmed. They weren’t missing a single leaf. I guess she didn’t like the scent! :…