gardening

Planting Onion Springs and Radishes

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For the past three years, it has been already a tradition planing some veggies in the garden. For this year's early garden works - planting onion springs and radishes. Planting spring onions Planting radishes


DIY Open Wooden Compost Bin

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A compost bin is a must-have garden construction at our rural property - fallen leaves and trimmed grass mostly go here. It was on early May 1st, 2017 evening I decided to build an open wooden compost bin from materials we left over from roof works.  It was agreed to install a compost bin on the other side of the house, as when planning a place for a compost bin, it should be chosen carefully, so as not to be an obstacle in the future. Choosing a place for a compost bin As there is already…


Home Remodeling - Season 3 (2017)

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We had some great plans for this Summer's home remodeling works, unfortunately, we faced some obstacles, and decided to stop any further home remodeling works for this year. Despite being pretty upset about our situation, we still enjoyed a great Summer at our rural country property. Here I'm adding pictures, how it all looked in April 2017, make sure to check out how it all started, and see previous years start of the season. Let's start with one of the biggest pride - the freshly dug pond…


Planting Strawberry Plants In Fall

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It was at the end of September (2016), when we planted 80 strawberry plants in a field which was prepared few days ago with a tiller. See: Ground Milling With A Tiller Earlier this Summer we planted about 15 strawberry plants in wooden boxes, but as we were of for a week long travels to Spain, corvine's ruined 90% of our harvest. This is the thing I worry most, probably some net should be added over plants in future. Strawberries planted under film We bought about 6 varieties of strawberry…


Ground Milling With A Tiller

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During the Summer of 2016 we met some new faces, and so back in July we met with a neighbor (Ok, he is actually living some 10 km from our rural house) with a tractor with tiller - I started to ask about the device, would it be possible to mill ground at our place, as we are really into growing some veggies not only in a wooden boxes, but would love to grow something in the soil.  It was at the end of the September, when I got a call from the neighbor and he asked - OK, I will be at your place…


Rock Garden Extended

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It was at the start of the September (2016) - we were finishing wall replacement works and already had installed first bearing beams, there were still some things left on home remodeling works, but all the major tasks were done, and everything was done to preserve house for the winter (as we will be absent) It was good day to spend some hours in garden and continue shaping our rock garden, please see: Building a Rock Garden Shaping Rock Garden First plants for Rock Garden Shaping trail in…


The Big Spring Territory Cleanup

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Few days ago I announced start for Season 2 of our home remodeling adventures. We have some really big plans to achieve this year - like getting a water supply and constructing from scratch few walls. Also a bathroom is planned to be finished until end of this Summer. But our home renovation tasks starts with outdoor territory. More precise with the big Spring cleanup. We had to clean area not only from old leaves and branches, but also from plastic bottles, cans and even TV picture tubes.…