Category: growyourown

What’s eating our bayleaf? Any ideas any…

What’s eating our bayleaf? Any ideas anyone?
#bayleaf #laurier #laurel #herbs #spices #gardening #winter #growsomethinggreen #gardeningtips #growfood #nature #growyourown #allotment #moestuin #kruiden #specerijen #bugs #cold

When you’re hankering for mashed potatoe…

When you’re hankering for mashed potatoes with kale, you head to the garden and get yourself some kale. Still enjoying the Russian curly kale, grown from seed (from @reneesgardenseeds)
#winter #kale #harvest #growsomethinggreen #veggies #allotment #organicgardening #growyourown #greenfood #oogst #tuinieren #jardin #food #biologisch #gezond #healthyfood

And then….BOOM! Mushrooms! #outofnowhe…

And then….BOOM! Mushrooms!
#outofnowhere #oystermushrooms #funghi #funghilovers #growyourown #growfood #indoorfarming #koffieprut #eigenkweek #homegrown #babysitting #paddestoel #mycology

When someone asks you to babysit, at the very …

When someone asks you to babysit, at the very least you’d expect human babies…
Well, I’m babysitting oyster mushrooms.
#puttingthefunbackinfughi #allotmentlife #gardenhumor #oystermushrooms #paddestoelen #eigenkweek #growyourown #growfood #coffeegrounds #koffieprut

And then there were mushrooms. Glorious oyster…

And then there were mushrooms. Glorious oystermushrooms.

#oystermushrooms #mushrooms #fungi #growyourown #coffeegrinds #kitchengarden #oesterzwammen #koffiedik #rotterzwam #keukentuin #winteractiviteiten

Loving all the different shades of green and g…

Loving all the different shades of green and grey of the cardoon, especially when backlit on a cold autumn day.
#cardoon #cardoni #kardoen #bigthistle #veggies #autumn #growyourown #growsomethinggreen #botany #sunlight #monday #leaves #december #moestuin #groenten

Arugula going strong! #arugula #saladgreens #november #hardy…

Arugula going strong!

#arugula #saladgreens #november #hardy #allotment #growyourown #rucola #moestuin #nogsteeds

Weeks 30 and 31. So the clocks have changed and I have just…

Weeks 30 and 31.

So the clocks have changed and I have just been hit with a stupid realisation that daylight savings may actually be for a reason – it is entirely for my planting schedule. If I begin (and end) 1 week earlier next year on Monday March 26th, it will end by Sunday October 28th, giving me the same 31 week growing season but having it be delightfully bookended by the tradition. Thanks, cultural perception of time keeping.

My first picture is kind of a “before and after”. We had a play date over the half term. I knew kids likes berries, but this one kid came round and apparently they had the same reaction to radishes and dill, and completely raided the front two boxes. Not even mad. Just impressed.

Taking that into account we’ve had about 600g of mixed salad, about 150g of radishes and about 80g of dill. I think I can squeeze one more last cut out of the system, but the growth rate is rapidly grinding to a halt. 31 full weeks of salad growing time (another week to go) feels like a good block to me. Maybe in the future I’ll look at season extension or indoor things like micro greens, but for now I’m happy with that.

Planting out garlic today! Its feels like a complete…

Planting out garlic today!
Its feels like a complete contradiction to save the biggest, most beautiful garlic for planting, but I’m sure its going to be worth it when we harvest next year.

#garlic #saving #planting #growyourown #octoberactivities #allotment #knoflook #moestuin #herfst #pootgoed

Almonds at my parents place. #almonds #alomondtree #growyourown…

Almonds at my parents place.

#almonds #alomondtree #growyourown #nuts #autumn #amandelen #uiteigentuin #herfst