This January started rather unlucky. One Monday morning I woke up with a fever which developed into a cold followed with pain in my throat. While I was lying half-asleep on our couch, my BF got a call from an … Continue reading The Allotment #1
Last year in September I spotted a hedgehog on our terrace for the first time (probably also the first time I had see one, I don’t remember). Something small and round came walking with a lot of confidence through our … Continue reading A hedgehog and a small urban garden
Thinking back to my time in Madrid I don’t remember a single bee flying around in the air. Fair enough it’s not the freshest air, the quietest environment nor a field of wildflowers. Madrid like many other big cities in … Continue reading Save the bees – in five easy steps
It’s October, finally I want to say. Looking back at my first year of gardening (finally made it through), two seasons have been very important to me. First of course Spring, when everything gets growing and second Autumn, when I … Continue reading October Garden: Taking Stock
Ok let me first say I am not going to boast about my huge harvest from a 2 by 10 square metre terrace. Nevertheless looking at what I was able to grow (first try ever) I have to give credit to the warm weather (even though it only lasted two months). So let’s talk tomatoes.
After the peak of summer, the time when the plants take over and you just feel helpless, came the fall down, when the pests are having their feast, and the decline of my small garden.
I never thought that having 12 hours of direct sunlight would make such a difference to a plants growth. On our terrace we get sun (when the sun shines) from 6 am till 2 pm, if we are lucky. Sometimes … Continue reading End of July Harvest @ The Allotment