Overwintering artichokes in pots
It's time to overwinter the artichokes that I managed to save from my dried out-beds this summer. I decided to put them in pots in my polytunnel. This is how I do it!
Soil analysis part 3 – Mulching the polytunnels
It's time to take a look at the polytunnels in the third article about the soil analysis I did in my garden. The soil is doing well, but I need to make some changes to improve the overall quality of the polytunnel soil. And I plan to do it with (you guessed it), more mulch!
Soil analysis part 2: Mulching works!
"Nobody is making any money off these methods. A lot of people might feel provoked by the fact that you can succeed without buying any fancy products." The results are in – mulching works wonders!
Mulching with sheep's wool
I finally decided to try mulching with wool! This is what my first attempt looks like. I think it works really well, and it looks beautiful too!
Soil analysis Part 1: Getting my soil tested
I want to know more about how my soil is doing! So, I decided to do a soil analysis and tested the soil in my polytunnels and in the raised beds outside. This is how it works!
Gardening calendar: What I grow in September
As you might know by now, I grow vegetables all year round. Time to get ready for the fall sowings! This is what I grow in September.
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.
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.