Category Archives: the allotment

Start of the season: sowing sweet peppers

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It’s February and my seed list is showing me the first things that are ready to be sown. The days are finally lengthening noticeably and that’s a good thing, but for sowing you don’t need warmth, but light! Although this mildly soft winter we are having in the Netherlands probably will help to sow some things a teeny tiny bit… Read more »

The allotment: plans for 2020

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I haven’t been to the garden since my last post. It has been raining a lot, it was cold and I have Christmas preparations to do at home. Since it’s the slow season, I could skip a few weeks. I have however been planning my garden for next year. It always starts early for me, since I start sowing in… Read more »

My garden: november tour (2019)

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Since september 2016 I’m renting a 70 square meters allotment. I really like gardening, and after a year of gardenining on my balcony I decided it was time “to go big”. There is a lot possible to grow on a balcony, like blueberries and towers of green beans and buckets of parsnips. But I also really wanted to grow my… Read more »