• Vegetable gardening

    Harvesting the first asparagus!

    Apart from the vegetable garden and orchard, the previous owners of our home left us something else: an asparagus bed! If you’ve seen my instagram pictures you might have seen it already. It started a few weeks ago with the first asparagus head showing itself above ground – and by now there were around 10! Some were starting to become green, so it was about time to harvest them. We tried two different techniques to get them from the ground; digging them out and cutting through the ground as deep as you can to cut the stem. First we tried the method most asparagus farmers seem to use; cutting through…

  • Vegetable gardening

    Planting potatoes (amongst other veggies)

    So today the nightly temperatures of below zero (celsius) finally seemed to be done with… The perfect time to plant some more veggies outside! Today, we planted potatoes, tomatoes and some herbs : ) Potatoes And the potatoes needed to go into the ground very badly. And that’s completely our fault as well. We ordered our seeds – including potatoes – at the end of January/beginning of February. In order to get potatoes to germinate at the right time, you have to store them in a cool and dark place – but the cool, dark place we had for them apparently didn’t suffice. Because of that, they already had developed…