Sunday, February 02, 2014

A little bit something

 During the summer of 2013 I started the experiment of growing food in our garden. Tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, beans, herbs, carrots, leek, radish, red beet, red and white beet, different lettuce, in pots, in growing beds and into the ground.

In the beginning, seeds in pots, a lot of them. Paprika, peas and dill.. and an apricot tree that I had nursed since late winter seen in the background just added from the pot into the soil.

And after a lot of digging, into beds and into the ground..

Potatoes planted in front of this picture and also a new apple tree!

I bought some bigger plants from the store. Zucchini was quick to flower! But later we had just too much zucchini.

And Ruccula, a lot a lot in a pot during all summer.

And everything else started to grow. Potatoes to the left and in front of next picture.

And during the mid summer, everything grew to much.

 Salad is served! As I was doing an experiment aswell with food, eating only raw vegetables for a month, I could go here everyday and take some to the daily meals. Tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, radish, parsley. Salads, and smoothies and vitamix-mixes!

And in the autumn, we got so much zucchini to quick-fry in the pan! I gave away vegetables all summer and last tomatoes was taken in just before the first frost came. Below: my sister in the tree; we are picking the plums of the year. And next year we have a hope for raspberries, blueberries, currants and apples! We dig more than 20 larger plants into the garden, to have for next season. The experiment for this year will be to plant more in shade as we have a bigger garden, a bit further away from the street.

 Just a few more pictures from the area around; people who are having their small vegetable garden right outside their door! After winter, spring comes and then it is time to start over again!

Read more about growing food in the city in this blog! Especially here: Theme- urban agriculture