Categotry Archives: gardening
I’ve tried out a few new things this year with my balcony / gardening to make it easier to take care of the plants. I installed the Gardena Micro-drip System. It did cost a bunch, and one may find cheaper alternatives (I couldn’t here, so I went for this), but so far so very worth [...]
I received my new camera a few days ago and have enjoyed using it. It has some big advantages over my older camera (insane zoom, wide-angle, remembers settings between off-on, easier controls) and the only disadvantage so far seems the weight (something I can manage). On the left you can see a photo of my [...]
I haven’t drawn in a while, even though I want to. I can’t seem to muster up the will or the courage, or whatever. I have also spent more time gardening, the season started again after all. I’ve sown plenty of plants and herbs, some didn’t work and some I killed. Others seem to do [...]
I have never sprouted lentils before, so I don’t know if these sprouted faster. I do like how easy I can rinse the seeds, simply hold the bag under the tap and go — or dip it in a bowl with water. I added the sunflower, broccoli and pea seeds a little later, I hope they’ll sprout tomorrow.
The other bag has some quinoa from my pack. Normally I don’t expect something like that to sprout, they do however sprout. I like it!
For some time now I wanted to try sprouting seeds in a (hemp) bag and when I found some on Ebay, I ordered them. I soaked some seeds (quinoa, lentils, sunflower and broccoli) and put them in the bags today. They should sprout soon. I like the idea of sprouting bags. You soak the seeds [...]
I got a pretty good harvest today, thanks to the sweet pepper-plant I bought. I harvested two of those small peppers, one small cucumber and three little tomatoes (I grow mostly small varieties because the plants usually also stay smaller). What started out as a way to keep the sun out in the summer has [...]
Today I installed the last bits of my balcony. I got some more small green pots and planted rosemary, a bay tree (more like a bush), two new types of oregano (makes three in total) and I planted the beans and peas. Also planted the courgettes, and put the rest in pots to give away. [...]