It surprises me how much time it takes just to prepare the new beds. I could have spent this entire season just mowing the grass, rotovating, digging, raking, setting up the fence, and have had a comfortable time doing just that. I’m glad I planted the first potatoes when the first bed was ready though,
One month ago I cut down my fresh coriander bush and hung it upside down in the carport. Now that it has dried for a period it’s easy to collect the seeds: First by picking groups of seeds off the stems: And finally by picking off each individual seed. This is the total amount of
I’m using two latches on the front chicken hatch as an extra precaution should a predator find its way to the hatch. Our cat has been caught doing crazy stuff too so I think it’s better having two locks 😉 : This is the normal position of the hatch during daytime. There’s actually a string
Last year my strawberries were protected by a chicken wire mesh but as I’m scaling up my garden in size it’s not practical to use that kind of protection against birds. The best thing would probably be a large plastic netting that could easily be spread out over the strawberries and easily be removed again.
Tomato plants need some kind of support when they grow tall and develop fruits, to keep them from collapsing due to their own weight. At least the most popular kinds of tomatoes – you can probably get some types which don’t need this, but below you’ll find an example of such a tomato support trellis
When you have decided that you want your own raised beds, you need to figure out how to build them. There are a lot of ways to do this and this post will try to give you some ideas by showing some of the very different ways people have raised their beds up above ground
That cat is driving me insane. It’s just too helpful sometimes when I’m out working in the garden. But I can’t blame it, it is just behaving naturally like a cat, playing, being curious, expressing its love. Can’t help wondering what people with dogs do, as dogs will dig just for the fun of it.