So the carrots I grew this year didn't really come to much, they're all very short. But I did get a great crop of carrot tops which I did a bit of dyeing with last week.
Both skeins are Drops Karisma 100% wool mordented with alum. The right hand one has some cream of tartar added as well. Not much difference in colour tbh.
There is nothing more rewarding than picking my own tomatoes. It's the first time with a decent crop. After 3 years of trying😂 I'm definitely not going to stop now 😄
#tomatoes#homegrown#happy#never stop trying #gardening
When I was a child I was lucky enough to live several years in a house with a garden. Oh, boy was that an adventure! Playing in the bushes, jumping over branches, making mud ,food, and growing food.
My fist experience was growing potatoes. We put about 5 potatoes in the ground and at the end of the summer we had about 25 potatoes. Pur magic for a child🤩. Since then I have planted many things with quite some sucess apart from tomates. They have always been fighting with me as I even as a child refused to use any pesticides.
Now I live in an apartment in a multimilion city 😩 and I am longing for greenery (no, not a well manicured park) to recharge my batteries and happines.
I have my fingers crossed that in the future I will be able to have my garden again and grow as many vegetables and fruit possible. Oh, did you know that if you have bought tomatoes you particulaly like you can plant them from the seed and actually frow them? I already have some yummy seeds stored in my freezer waiting patiently for us to move one day 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼. #homegrown#luxurylifestyle#luxuryhomes#garden#gardening#ecofriendly#ecofriendlyliving#thereisnoplanetb#savetheplanet#savetheearth#savetheworld#vegetables#vegan
Sure is nice having this little helper by my side day in, day out. Sometimes you have to get really creative in how you ask for participation, other times he is more than willing to get all involved and show me how it’s done! He sure as heck knows a hell of a lot more than I did at his age, when it comes to understanding where real food comes from.
So here we are, eager beavers getting some sweetcorn into the ground super duper early. I figure if it’s warm enough for the snakes to be out and about, then let’s see if these veggies will want to take off early. Are any of you out there making adjustments to what you grow and when due to the unpredictability of recent climate change activity? I guess it’s a tricky one to figure out.
We are going to have a go at growing these via the “three sisters” method - One of the oldest examples of companion planting there is out there. With the sweetcorn we will be growing Kentucky Wonder Climbing Beans (so they have a natural stake to grow up) and Mountain Sweet Melon as a surrounding ground cover. Will be interesting to see how they all work together.
🌽 Amy 🤗
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