gardening

The garden in august

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August has been a steaming hot month, but the garden is so happy. This year we aren't harvesting as much as last one, but it may just be that the very damp spring delayed the ripening of vegetables. Oh, and the garden is growing! We're building twig fences with the help of our volunteers and new beds.

Meet Brigitte, Ulrike, Irena & Gudrun, our newest homestead members! This time, in a fox-proofed home.

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How are your gardens doing?

harvests + there's a newborn shop!

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A tiny mammal has been enjoying vegetables from the garden! (Ok, ok, her parents too). Carrots, eggplants, courgettes, cucumbers, peppers, snap beans, beetroots and some tomatoes are joining in the garden fest.

Meanwhile, in the wild, daucus carota (or wild carrot, Queen Anne's lace, bird's nest) has been calling. We've used some flowers in the kitchen and the rest... Well, that's an experiment for the later.

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Oh! Did you see our new page? I just added a little shop to our blog! So far there's only dreamcatchers in it (which were a small success on instagram, so now there's permanent corner for them). I hope to soon add some soaps and other goods!

Enjoy August, folks! And stay cool. Over here, the country is on fire. Like, real fire.

The garden in july

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This month the garden is booming! ☼The weather is steaming hot, going near 40º C in some days. Still, everything is holding up pretty well.

Last year we were watering every single day. This year, though, we are doing it only every five days, more or less. This leads to stronger plants, more used to face dry conditions, and which seeds will grow more adapted plants. Talk about resilience! (And water saving...)

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There's the classical vegetable-in-the-compost type!

We're having plenty of chard and have harvested the first carrots, beetroots, peppers, cucumbers, a handful of tomatoes - mostly lucky shots, to be honest. But it's a matter of weeks now before we start having all those courgettes, turnips, tomatoes, eggplants and everything else.

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This afternoon we prepared new trays of carrots, fennel, turnips and different salads.

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Happy august, everyone!