Netherlands Gardening Journals
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Mashua 'Ken Aslet' bed 2 , Yakon , and pepper 'Siling Labuyo'
Looking outside, the winter is back with a vengeance! Snow, snow, snow. And then to think that I wanted to work a bit in the garden, making a raised bed for my herbs…. But the soil is frozen hard, so not a chance. Then I’ll have to amuse myself inside… I looked at my mashua tube...Snow Showers 0°C / 32°F
While browsing the internet, I stumbled upon a guy in the US selling some special tomato and pepper seeds: from the Philippines! Since my wife’s from the Philippines, we obviously have to give these a try this coming summer. I received: Pepper ‘Siling Labuyo’ – a rare vari...Mist 4°C / 39°F
Since my last journal entry back in July, life has completely changed. Finally I’m well underway to becoming a mom. Springtime promises more than bulbs and flowers this year! By now I’m seriously not lifting soil or heavy pots anymore. Gardenwise everything has come to a slumbering ha...Scattered Clouds -2°C / 28°F
Greenhouse unheated garden , Celeriac "Dolvi" , and Celeriac "Dolvi"
I harvested the last of the Celeriac today and also some Parsnip and Hamburg Parsley. Was just lucky that the ground had defrosted a bit because in the night it’s freezing again… Seems that spring is not going to arrive yet…. Anyway, these vegetables will make a lovely Norwegian...Clear 0°C / 32°F
Greenpea 'Meteor' , Broad bean 'Triple White' , and Broad bean 'Aguadulce à très longue coss'
An observation: the broad beans in general survived the frost. At the coldest, is was -12°C this last frost period. There were some casualties, especially the Aquadulce seems to have more dropouts than the triple white. The greenpeas Meteor also survived, although there are more dropouts with the...Partly Cloudy 5°C / 41°F
Red beet 'Chioggia' , Rucola , Sorrel 'Wideleaf Nobel' , Corn salad 'Grote Noordhollandse' , Corn salad 'G...
The winter receded last week and my mood lifted on the prospect of doing some work in the garden again. First thing to do was to pot up the strawberries which I raised from cuttings, and which are going to be placed in a gutter in the greenhouse. I hope that these strawberries will give fruit a b...Partly Cloudy 5°C / 41°F
Pleione Potting Up and Erftuin garden
Na enkele maanden winterrust in de buitenkast heb ik vandaag de vier bulben van deze Pleione weer opgepot. Ze staan nu voor opkweek binnen in de gang voor het raam op het noorden. De kas was misschien een betere plek, maar ik ben bang dat daar de slakken en de muizen eraan gaan.