The dreaded thesis is in the hands of the gods now. That leaves me with a cluttered desk, and quite a bit of time on my hands. What to do? Binge-watching old seasons of Gardener's World is always a go (I learned this as well during my procrastination process), plowing through the stacks of books … Continue reading Still firmly with us in the land of the living.
The weather is propably to blame for those unfortunate tulips.
I begged, I whined, I pleaded, I cried, I begged some more, and somehow got to borrow a boat to get to the island where my allotment is! Rowing all the way there makes it feel like much more of an accomplishment. I was itching to get busy digging and cutting, and was curious about … Continue reading The weather is propably to blame for those unfortunate tulips.
Is it worth sowing your sweet peas on a windowsill in January?
Sweet peas! How about them? Last year I grew an unnamed white variety, this year I'm all out with not one, but two: a deep, dark plum coloured one called Windsor, and a creamy one touched with purple on the edges called Old Times. Some say you should grow them in autumn, but I'm not … Continue reading Is it worth sowing your sweet peas on a windowsill in January?
Lesson learned: leave those seeds the f*** alone.
After a short hiatus - call it winter, call it the blues, call it whatever you want - I'm back! Here's a bit of reminiscence on when we, here up North, notice winter is not to stay for ever. Valentine's day is usually the day I notice the light is coming back. This is usually … Continue reading Lesson learned: leave those seeds the f*** alone.
The kitchen lot should feel thankful for the fact we actually need the light above their shriveled heads.
Things are not going swimmingly, far from it. The whole lot in the greenhouse, pardon, the kitchen is starting to damp off, or otherwise succumb to something nasty. The Salvia Sclarea seedlings - the ones that sprouted so happily a week or what ago, the ones that I talked to and sang to every day, … Continue reading The kitchen lot should feel thankful for the fact we actually need the light above their shriveled heads.
My lupins are damping off.
My lupins are a tad unhappy - they're damping off, giving up the ghost one by one. Sad. I planned to keep them out on the balcony all winter so they'd germinate around February and I figured they'd grow on, slowly and steadily, with just the glass and maybe a plastic cover to protect them. … Continue reading My lupins are damping off.
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