urbangardeningswitzerland Photos & Videos

23 hours ago

Going on vacation? This is how I prepare our plants to survive our absence (up to a week): 💦 Fill a bottle with water and plug the top into the soil. Make sure it‘s stable and that no bubbles appear. Water the plant one last time. If the bottle is still full when you‘re done watering all the plants, you‘re save to go! What are your tricks? 💦 #happyholidays #trick77 #wateringplants #irrigation #balconyplants #physialis #plants #mybalcony #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #thehappygardeninglife

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1 week ago

Eggshells are like vitamins for your compost! The worms like the extra calcium and the chalk is good for the soil. 🥚 This is how I feed mine: I collect the egg shells in a bowl to let them dry on the windowsill for at least a day. Then I take a piece of kitchen paper, fold it like an envelope and crunch the shells with a rolling pin. This way the shells are much essier to digest by my little garden helpers. 🐛 #eggshell #compost #composing #vermicompost #feedingworms #worms #calcium #calciumpowder #eggs #nowaste #reducewaste #recycle #zerowaste #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening @wormup_thefineartofcomposting @the_worm_monger @thewormworshipper

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3 weeks ago

The miracle of compost! It took three months to turn my kitchen waste into wonderful rich soil. Now the right container is filled up again and I’m using the hummus from the left container for my garden beds to make room for more waste. 🗑 #compost #recycle #recycletrash #vermicompost #trash #foodscraps #hummus #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #thehappygardeninglife #wormcastingsaretheshit #wormcastings

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3 weeks ago

What do you do with volunteer plants that grow out of your compost? I sometimes take them out and see what is growing. I had some nice surprises last summer, harvesting my first mini melon and a little pepper in december! 🙃 What have you been growing in your compost? 🌱 #compost #vermicompost #worms #wormsaspets #volunteerplants #whatsgrowing #plants #seedlings #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening

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1 month ago

Hom much can you grow on a 12m2 balcony? Quite a lot! 🌶🍅🥒🥦🥔🌱 This is our first year in this apartment, so I was eager to try out all sorts of veggies to see what grows best. We also added some flowers for our wild bees. 🌸 I guess next year I will concentrate on the veggies we enjoy most and give them more space... My favorites this year is basil, salad and cucumber. What are your favorite balcony plants? 🌱 #cucumber #basil #salad #plants #fromseed #beehotel #greens #veggies #growyourown #growyourownfood #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #thehappygardeninglife

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1 month ago

Feeding my pets is super easy. They eat, whatever I throw away! Thank you my little helpers for reducing my waste and converting it into something useful! 🐛 Do you wanna start composting at home without a garden? Check out @wormup_thefineartofcomposting 🐛 #vermicompost #compost #wormcastings #worms #reducewaste #recycle #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #thehappygardeninglife

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1 month ago

We love basil! And we use it in almost every summer dish, put it in salads or make fresh pesto verde. Therefore we have two pots dedicated to our favorite plant. To get even more out of it, we propagated some branches. 🌱 It‘s suprisingly easy! Just cut of the stems in a 45 degree angle and put it in a glas of water. After a couple of days the roots start to sprout! 🌱 #basil #basilikum #onmybalcony #growtourown #balconygarden #herbs #herbalgarden #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #propagation #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening

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1 month ago

Hunting for lunch! By only picking the outer leaves of the salad, one pot is enough to provide fresh salad for our household. 🥗 Planting salad on your balcony is even easier than in your garden! Because the slugs will never make it up here! 🐌 #freshsalad #salad #onmybalcony #balconygarden #plants #urbangardening #balconygardening #cityharvest #balconyharvest #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #thehappygardeninglife

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1 month ago

I had no idea how beautiful and discreet the flowers of arugula would be! This one makes my day! 🌼 My arugula is planted in my compost gardenbed. The worms can access this bed directly from the compost box next to it. I like to think of it like a worm balcony where they can hang out and enjoy the fresh air... ☺️ #arugula #rocket #rucola #flower #plants #permaculture #urbangardening #growingoutofmycompost #compost #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #thehappygardeninglife

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1 month ago

The offspring! Aren’t these little worms too cute? Well I guess not everybody will agree... But seeing them in my compost makes me happy, because it means their parents are healthy and happy as a worm can be... 🌝 Did you know that earthworms are hermaphroditic (they have both genders)? However, two worms are still required for repeoduction. They both secrete cocoons which contain several eggs each. How cool is that! 🐛 #compost #worms #earthworms #mypets #compostworms #vermicompost #eiseniafoetida @wormup_thefineartofcomposting #balconygarden #offspring #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening

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1 month ago

You don‘t even need to go to the garden center to start with urban gardening! I planted these coriander seeds I bought for cooking and will enjoy fresh coriander soon...! 🌱 Other plants I started planting out of my kitchen are garlic, onions, ginger, potatoes, sun flowers, peppers and tomatoes. What have you been planting out of your kitchen? 🍅 #plants #seedlings #coriander #permaculture #urbangardening #growyourownfood #kitchengarden #urbanpermaculture #seeds #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #startnow

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1 month ago

The nettles turn into a pretty discusting smelling brown brew after a couple of days. No wonder the aphids don‘t like getting sprayed on! I filled the filtered brew into empty wine bottles to store. The 10 liters will last for the hole season... 👩🏻‍🌾 #nettle #organic #pesticide #forestharvest #natural #fertilizer #diy #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening

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1 month ago

I‘m using nettle brew as liquid fertilizer and to minimize aphids. To fertilize I mix one cup of nettle brew with a can of water. The aphids get a concentrated spray into their little faces. 🐛 Here‘s the recipe: •1 Harvest 1kg of nettles between may and august (before they seed). This is about one full shopping bag. Use garden gloves and make sure to cover your ankles and arms. (Cause I didn‘t) •2 Cut them into pieces. Pour 10 liters of water over it, stir snd let sit until it gets this aweful smell. Depending on the weather this takes 1 to 2 weeks. •3 Filter and use the brew on your plants. 👩🏻‍🌾 #nettle #organic #pesticide #forestharvest #natural #fertilizer #diy #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening

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1 month ago

Most people consider nettle a weed. I must say it can be quite nasty, but it has some great benefits too! It‘s probably the cheapest fertilizer and organic pesticide you can find! 🐛 I went to harvest some (1kg!) at the local forest to make some nettle brew for my balcony. Stay tuned to learn how to make it! 👩🏻‍🌾 #nettle #organic #pesticide #forestharvest #natural #fertilizer #diy #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening

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2 months ago

Today I harvested the worm castings from my compost. This box was full with food scraps in march and the worms have been super fast! 🐛 ( #wormemoji ) I swift the compost with this strainer (I also use for cooking) and let it dry for a while to get rid of the little springtails before I use them in my pots. 🌱 This time I mixed the rest of the ripe compost with swiss wood bark to create a fertile mulch. I will use the mulch in a month or so to cover the pots. During summer it will help to protect the soil from evaporation and slowly feed my plants at the same time! 🌞 #gettingreadyforsummer #compost #blackgold #mulch #urbangardening #wormcastings #vermicompost #recycle #reuse #notrash #permaculturebalcony #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #permaculture #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #thehappygardeninglife #bark

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2 months ago

This is how my DIY compost looked like before the worms moved in. The two boxes are separated with a rough wire. This way they can freely move from one side to the other. I later added some holes to the garden bed on the very left. Now they have their own little garden! 😂 Do you wanna build your own compost at home? Text me if you have any questions! 🐛 #worms #vermicompost #redwigglers #kompost #recycle #nowaste #homecomposting #diy #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #balconygarden #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #pets #urbancompost #balcony

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2 months ago

Two weeks after sowing I added some seedlings in the scanter areas of my urban ‘’garden bed’. I went for plants that don’t require much sun light or attention and most importantly are perennials. 🌾 I went with aruncus dioicus (they grow high and have nice white flowers), thalictrum aquilegiifolium and valerian. I choose valerian because I thought the cats in the neighborhood might like it and it’s a plant I will be able to harvest eventually. 😺 Do you have suggestions for usable plants I could add despite dog feces and exhaust emissions? 🥕 #baumpatenschaft #treesponsor #plants #seedlings #permaculture #urbangardening #urbanpermaculture #plantingveggies #urbangardeningswitzerland #greencity #growingfood #organic #organicgardening #stadtgärtnereibasel #basel #basellove #wildplants

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