A pest infestation and climbing plants

We’ve suffered a bit of a setback in our herb gardening. Some of the plants got sick! Phil googled it after he saw some sort of insect on the leaves, and he says it was probably a Greenhouse whitefly. We’ve been treating the plants with neem oil for two weeks now. They’ve been better (I…

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Spring flowers(!), and progress on my herb garden

Look at my little plant nursery! Isn’t it adorable? In order to make them transportable, I put the pots on a tray before because I keep the seedlings inside overnight and set them outside during the day, a) so they can get some sun, and b) to start hardening them off a bit. I was…

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It’s meteorological spring, let’s start gardening!

Our roof terrace looks rather sad right now. I hope many plants will come out of hibernation alive and well. The yellow raspberry at least is already growing new leaves, the brave little thing. Fingers crossed for the various pepper plants! I couldn’t wait to go to the garden center the moment February was over!…

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The problem with chive

It’s only February, I know! I’m still starting to think about my roof garden. I want to succeed in growing chive this year. Last year I started in March and kept all the pots in the kitchen. This might have been too warm for the seeds because chive’s a cold-germination plant. Today I received my…

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Garden Paradise

It all started on a shopping trip to Stuttgart. We were at the Manufactum store there. It’s a store for high-end household goods using traditional manufacturing methods and materials. We always go there to look at all the stuff we can’t afford. It’s the way we roll! We were browsing their gardening stuff because I…

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An Experiment in Gardening

I like cooking. I’m not a fantastic cook, but I find after a stressful day there’s nothing that cheers me up like a homecooked meal. As I’m one of these insane people that responds well to the “learning by doing” approach, I slowly taught myself how to cook over these past years. Believe me, you…

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