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September Calendar Picture

Another one of my own passionflowers – Passiflora citrina – and the most thirsty one I have ever had. I could hardly keep up with it in summer, and then nearly lost it several times during the winter because I didn’t water it enough.


Back to the garden

While I was in Switzerland, I got an email from the council, asking me to take over the allotment the next day. The worst possible time to email me in the last couple of months! 770 more words

Balcony Gardening

City Garden

This is going to be a bit different post from my previous ones. I do do other things in life as well as natural dyeing, although this particular hobby of mine has a lot to do with plants as well. 509 more words

Balcony Gardening

Self Watering Veggie Boxes

What I’m going to share with you is easily the best way to grow happy veggies while still having a life yourself. In the last 20 years I have been a constant organic gardener. 651 more words

Growing Food

Harvest Monday - August 25, 2014

Only two harvests over the last week – I was (finally, finally, finally!) so busy reading books again that I could barely take the time to cook, let alone to bother with picking and cleaning and chopping homegrown vegetables. 188 more words


Summer Has Left Austria

A month ago, I said goodbye to the last of the spring harvest and looked forward to enjoying our summer fruit.  With the erroneous concept that the garden was self-sufficient, Hubs and I took off for a week on our first real vacation since I arrived in Austria.   951 more words

My Garden

Harvest Monday - August 18, 2014

From the community garden.

Pretty decently-sized windowsill carrots.

Tomatoes for some quick middle-of-the-night pasta…

Apparently that was all… there was another basket of apples from the work-neighbours, but forgot to take a picture. 41 more words

Balcony Gardening