Are you planting to attract pollinators to your edible garden? Earlier this year we rehomed our beehive (so we could overhaul the side yard & fence where our fruit trees and #vegetablegardens are... having the beehive still in place would have just added an extra layer of difficulty whilst trying to do the work!) 🐝 🐝🐝 So this year I will be even more mindful to add flowers 🌻🌼🌸 or allowing some plants/ herbs to go to flower, as well as making sure we have water sources for hard working #bees who’ve come to visit our garden. I topped up our mini water gardens and transferred some azolla from one to another that didn’t have any. It’s a water loving plant that grows and spreads out pretty quickly, forming a layer on top that acts as a landing area for thirsty bees. I also avoid using pesticides and other chemicals that can harm bees and other #goodbugs and #pollinators
Name this pioneer temperate climate food forest species, which was prominently featured in a food foresters classic Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture. Might even be the origin of Mollison’s coined term 😘🌱❤️
The secret of growing healty organic vegetables is is all about improving your soil fertililty. We compost our kitchen scraps in a worm bin.The worms decompose the scraps and turn them into compost and wormtea. Adding the tea to the water when watering the plants will give them a extra shot of nutrients and microbes who will protect them against pests.
This Pingtung Long Eggplant is mesmerizing! 😍 What unique veggies are growing in YOUR garden? #repost from @highmowingorganicseeds via @crgardening . This is our organic heirloom #pingtunglong eggplant. It's rare to see such distinct lines, but each of these stripes represents a day's growth. As time goes by, more exposure to sunlight creates deeper & deeper color in the fruit.
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I am so gratefull for our first harvest. Everything I did was one big experiment but it worked out so well. The kids learned a lot about the natural way food grows and enjoyed tons of warm sunkissed strawberries, cherries and plums. Every time it is a small wonder how much colour and taste can evolve out of one small seed.
The best part of Garden Coaching with us is learning how to use your 👐🏼 in the garden! From seeding & transplanting, to pruning, and simply getting the plants to grow where you want them to! Some things you have to #learnbydoing. Shoot us an email if you’re interested in signing up for next season! Garden @loveandcarrots.com
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I can use some recipe inspiration with Cavolo nero. We roast the leaves in the oven and eat them as chips or mix it with green smooties. Any better suggestions?
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Really pleased with my butternut squashes this year. All that sunshine we had made them grow and grow. This is only some of them too, picked from the farm patch where I grow all my squashes
I hadn’t done an #inatinygardenprogression for ages so here’s one that’s a bit chopped off from two Saturdays ago pre cutting back last weekend. I’m holding a Brassica oleracea var. italica (calabrese) that are now on the allotment.
#mymonthontheplot #day19 Biggest Success That I have kept this little group of garden friends alive and they seem to be thriving! (carrots less stressed) 29' today and I will be watering several times.