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  • Writer's pictureLinda Mans

Gardening Project - Part 002

What to do in the garden when frost is forecasted? Although they can tolerate light frosts, the broad beans are covered with a shield. They are doing well and continue to grow - except for one that might be delayed or might decay. 

Broad beans and sugar snap peas Meanwhile, at home while social distancing and keeping informed about the battle against the coronavirus, a new batch of broad beans is coming up. The sugar snap peas, too, saw the light.

Both broad beans and sugar snap peas are a cool-season vegetable and can tolerate light frosts even when the plants are small. But we start growing them 'in-house' and hope to increase the chances of surviving. Also, it is a sheer pleasure to watch them 'coming alive'.

Go, fruit corner, go! The fruit corner has kickstarted and the strawberry plants are growing already some tiny leaves in the inner part.

The raspberry plants like the river clay and seem to start growing as well.

Root vegetables When the Maria Thun calendar showed it was time to plant root vegetables, we opted for putting the seeds of celeriac (the unsung hero of the vegetable world) and beetroot (with its tasty earthy notes) into the seed trays. A taste of autumn, even though spring has just arrived. Flowers are the girls’ best friends A garden without flowers won’t do it for us, nor the bees and the bumblebees. So we have sowed the Tagetes (also called Marigold Flower or Student’s Flowers) and Dahlias in seed trays, too.

I’m looking forward to spot the first seedlings, again and again!


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