Month: August 2021
Red Noodle yard-long bean
This yard-long bean variety is called Red Noodle, and I couldn't think of a more fitting name. I grow it in my polytunnel here at home in zone 3, and I have had great results so far. This is how I do it.
My homemade rosehip puree
The rosehips are ripe in Sweden and that means a lot of picking here at home! I make rosehip puree that I can use in plenty of different desserts. Yum!
How to use a plug tray
I decided to use a plug tray to grow leafy greens that I can put in the shady spots in my garden. I really recommend this method! I grow plenty of different vegetables this way, for example, sprouting broccoli.
Vegetables you can grow in shade
This bed only gets around an hour of sunlight in the early mornings. But the leafy greens are thriving here! This is what I grow in shade in my kitchen garden.
Video tour: An amazing mulched garden
This lovely mulched garden is absolutely overflowing with beautiful flowers and vegetables. Watch this video tour to learn what's possible with a simple trick like mulching.
When should I start harvesting carrots?
A new gardener just asked me this question about carrots: "How do you know when it's time to start harvesting carrots? Are there any surefire signs?" The answer is yes! Read this article to learn what they are.
Companion planting: Which vegetables should I use?
Companion planting is not only effective, it can look really nice too! Try these combinations in your own garden. They work really well for me!
How to: Planting basil cuttings
I skip the water phase when I take care of my basil cuttings. Straight into the ground is my more my style. Basil cuttings produce many plants and leaves, and you can keep harvesting them for a long time. This is how I propagate my basil with the help of cuttings!
Growing vegetables in compost
Forget about those large compost piles that just lay around. Why not build smaller piles that you can use instead? Try growing vegetables in compost!
Growing all year round: My guide to summer sowings
Summer is coming to an end up here in the north, but I still wanted to make a few more summer sowings that I can harvest later in fall.
How to edge your beds
Nice edges can make a huge difference to the look of your garden. It's a lot more convenient to edge your beds properly too since you won't trip over landscape fabric or get it stuck in the lawnmower. Perfect!