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is it too late to harvest these artichokes? they're on the allotment I've just got. obviously I won't cut the one with the flower, the bees love it #gardening #plants
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So, you know how I put in my bulb order the other day?

Another bulb catalogue came through the post....

#Bulbs #Gardening #Addiction #Florespondence
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On my way to the farm. I’m going to be pulling some weeds in the garden and pulling weeds in the nature preserve. I’m hoping I’m able to bring some garden goodies home with me. #gardening #farming #permaculture


 
Garden update! My tomatillos are starting to really bear fruit. The most amazing thing is how resilient these little blighters are. They've been blown over by the wind, chewed up by snails, had bit fall off as a result...

The bits that were knocked off the plants were dutifully put in water, grew roots, and were repotted meaning that from 18 seeds I've now got a yield of 20-21 healthy plants!

#gardening #growyourfood #foodplants #mastogrow #tomatillos
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wow! That's a great start to already have so much there.

#Gardening


 
Picked some more stuff. Hopefully that tomato that broke its branch in the storm ripens. #gardening
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Have finally decided on my bulb order. 480 bulbs this year. Which sounds more than it is. Gardens can eat up bulbs very quickly!

Have ordered earlier flowering yellow and orange Daffodils and Crocuses for the front garden. I want it to really add cheer early in the year.

#Gardening


 
Working on my Spring bulb order, to plant in Autumn. So far I have 315 bulbs on my list and that barely covers half of what I want for the different areas of the garden.

Sigh.
#Gardening #FirstWorldProblems


 
The strawberry plant I overwintered on my office window sill all last winter and that had a slow start this spring has finally borne fruit!

#gardening
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Hey why are some of my English cucumbers unbearably bitter? One will be the most gorgeous, sweet, crispy cucumber you’ve ever had, and then the next tastes like death. Is it underripe? Overripe? Does it just hate me? #gardening


 
On the pollinating menu - some #Florespondence with bees and butterflies enjoying the feast found on Allium Millenium.

Full post with further pics: http://www.gwenfarsgarden.info/2019/08/on-pollinating-menu.html

#Bees #Butterflies #Gardening
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Gardening update! @alice_swaggen just sent me some progress on my #tomatillos and #kabocha #pumpkins. We've beenhaving a problem with the fruit turning yellow and rotting on the vine, but this big boi looks like he might hang around!

The tomatillo fruit are finally closing back up their paper lanterns to mature; getting excited now!

#foodplants #growyourfood #mastogrow #gardening
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#gardening question

Anyone have experience growing #padron #chillies? They're not meant to be spicy (well maybe 1 in 20), but I bought some seeds from a garden stall in Barcelona that seem to almost exclusively hot chillies. They're also more... balloon shaped? Than the padron plant I received from a fellow gardener (which also is not spicy). They look kind of like halfway between padrons and habaneros... any ideas what might be going on?

#gardeningtips #help #advice


 
Got my dehydrator running for another batch. #gardening
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I staked (or “restaked”) the tomatoes today with the pretty black bamboo I harvested. Ladder is in place for the start of the fig harvest. Such a good summer in the garden.

#gardening
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How to build a raised bed / Hochbeet selbstgebaut


I had some leftovers, basicly old boards , so I decided to build a raised bed.
This is how to do it 😀 (or one way). Let me know if u have questions or if u like it 😀

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Ich hatte ein paar Bretter übrig und habe daher ein Hochbeet gebaut.

#Garten #gardening #diy #DIY-DoitYourself









 
maybe this post will be of use?

Tips for increasing potato yields
http://www.gwenfarsgarden.info/2012/02/tips-for-increasing-potato-yields.html

It's a summary of a talk by a potato expert I attended years ago. I found the tips really helped increase my crop yields when I grew potatoes.

#Potatoes #Gardening


 
So, I went to a plant fair today. I purchased a couple* of plants...

#Florespondence #Gardening #Plants

*ok, 11 plants.
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It was pretty satisfying to do a little more serious micro- #gardening on the #balcony this year. I was most surprised by the potatoes. They were super happy in a big reusable plastic shopping bag and the flowers were nice. I had no idea they were such attractive plants. Next year I will have to try some more high-tech circulating dirt-free systems and other plants.
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I know it's probably bad for everyone else, but today's downpours are great for my new raised beds.

They are about 40cms deep, which means the new compost is getting a really good watering.
#Gardening


 

Content warning: Food, harvesting, Forest gardens


 
I don't know what central Europe's climate is like, so this is my view based on growing in the UK. It can depend on whether the summer continues into Autumn, and/Or having a warm autumn. Which is hard to know! I'm planning on trying out some dwarf French beans in the next week. If the rest if summer is a washout, then bummer, but if good, they yay, we get beans.

#gardening


 
habeneros and ghost peppers. There are more on the other side too #gardening
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The #garlic was telling me it was time to harvest.

So we did this morning before the rain. I'm pretty pleased with the size and condition of the garlic, which has been growing in pots the previous two years and is definitely bigger.

It's now drying in trays in the garage (which has light and is airy). I'll then sort through them in another month and work out what to save to sowing in Autumn and what is for eating. And some for sharing too.

#KitchenGarden #Gardening #Vegetables
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End of day 5:

ta da! My new kitchen garden. All ready for planting.

The stone paths are purple shale, which will look more purple once they are rained on a bit.

#Landscaping #KitchenGarden #Gardening
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Looks like the heat killed my cucumbers. o7 #gardening
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You can search for a hashtag everywhere you're federated with. This means that you might miss a conversation, but also that conversation is probably happening on Gab or something so screw 'em

I use #gardening #embroidery #cats #food #ActuallyAutistic and various other political ones.


 
is it too late to plant beans already?
#gardening #gardenadvice #help


 
End of day 3: I haz beds!

I think you can see that the design is kind of like a geometrically-shaped flower?

Tomorrow the edging for the forest garden border, and paths will be laid down with permeable membrane, then purple shale on top.

#Landscaping #KitchenGarden #Gardening
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End of day 2. Just Mark today, so it makes the going a little slower, but he still got a lot done.

Lots of discussions about levels. Turns our the 'gentle slope' is more of a slope than we both thought! A slight adaptation to the design should resolve this challenge.

#Landscaping #Gardening #KitchenGarden
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The first of the beds are being built.

And I just had nearly 5 tonnes of compost delivered for them!

#Landscaping #KitchenGarden #Gardening
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Landscaping, end of day 1. Doesn't really look like much yet!

The lawn has gone and the levels have been worked out (it's hard to tell but it's on a slope).

Tomorrow they start building the beds.

#Gardening #KitchenGarden
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So, it turns out that I'm a rare client that had a detailed plan, including measurements, for the landscapers. Apparently most people don't even given them a basic outline. So yay me.

However, the one thing I didn't address was the levels. It's only a slight slope, but it obviously impacts on them laying out the sleepers/beds and paths. So one #fail for me.

I've struggled with getting my head around this in the past, so I'm definitely going to need to work on improving this skill.

#Landscaping #Gardening


 
Last year, Japanese beetles were decimating our rose bushes. So, my wife set up lures to salvage what we could of our flowers. We ended up with bags and bags of these pests. In the late summer and fall, she was diligent about spreading the grub killer in the lawn so we wouldn’t have the same problem this year. And at the first sign of them a couple of weeks ago, we put out the lures again. Unfortunately, this attracted more of them from all over the nearby properties. And what started out as a small problem this year escalated quickly. Within a day, our bushes were decimated again. Very very disappointing.
#garden #gardening
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#SunDIY was putting, in effect, a mesh cage around my asparagus bed to keep cats, foxes and badgers off my young asparagus.

I already had the poles, and got some soft mesh that is also good for keeping out cabbage whites, enabling me to reuse it for brassicas in the future.

I also got some resuable cable ties, so rather than cutting the mesh all to size now, we folded it up and attached the extra ends to the poles. This keeps it neat, and means if I change the bed/dimensions in the future, I have the extra netting.

I've used garden staples to hold the mesh down, but they are easy to pull up to access the veg inside and do any weeding.

The height is needed because asparagus fronds can get very large!

#Gardening #UrbanGarden
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is it too late to plant strawberries on our balcony? #gardening


 
So far I've harvested over 2kg of broad beans from my (under) 1m x 2m raised beds. Probably still have another 1kg that I should be able to harvest.

Not sure if this is considered a high yield or not, but I'm very happy with it.

This lot (in the photo) is getting frozen so I have a treat later on in the year.

#Gardening #UrbanGarden #GrowYourOwn #Vegetables
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Decided to get a hanging basket for my front. Its like a bouquet that lasts all year. I picked this one because I like the play with the edges of the petunias with the lime green foilage plant. The orange sticks are fun bonus feature. We'll see how this plays with the pink roses below when they bloom, should have thought of them when choosing a basket! #flowers #gardening
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The Wisteria border: before and after http://www.gwenfarsgarden.info/2019/07/wisteria-border-before-and-after.html

Why no pics? Coz I think it's more dramatically revealed in the blogpost!

#Gardening


 
To add, I'm always excited about growing garlic, but this year I'm extra excited. This is the first time in 3 years I've been able to grow the garlic in decent sized beds. Life circumstances & moving twice meant I had to grow them in pots for a couple of years, and the harvest wasn't as good.

Am hoping I'll get enough to bulk up what I can save to sow in autumn, save to eat myself over the next year, AND give some away too!

#OhTheExcitement #Garlic #Gardening


 
Sugar babies! #gardening

(The lawn was just mowed today and I have the lawn guy leave the clippings where they are instead of bagging them and throwing them out, so that's the impromptu mulch you see everywhere.)

I put some new coffee grounds in the soil near the plant itself since I'm sure it's eaten much of what's there already.
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"Prior to the Gregorian calendar, farmers in China and Japan broke each year down into 24 sekki or “small seasons.” These seasons didn't use dates to mark seasons, but instead, they divided up the year by natural phenomena"

#gardening #solarpunk

https://smallseasons.guide/