For the first time in 15 years the garden has not produced a single tomato. Welcome to climate change gardening. The conditions this year have been the worst on record. …Read More about September: Empty beds
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August: Summer washout?
July was the wettest in Belgium in 40 years with more than double the average rainfall. With towns and villages flooded and a large loss of life this year will …Read More about August: Summer washout?
Tomatoes are best picked young from the plant. While bunches of ripe tomatoes are a pleasure to behold in the garden the best tomatoes are those picked regularly through the …Read More about Tomato harvest
October: Autumn change
Summer has given way to fall. Already the cold of winter is in the air. In some years the fall months (October to December) are mild and bright and sunny, …Read More about October: Autumn change
Plan for drought, prepare for rain
Belgium used to be famous for its wet summers. Not this year. While the real concern affecting farmers is prolonged drought, city gardeners need to plan for the best and …Read More about Plan for drought, prepare for rain
Early blight on tomatoes
Tomato plants grown outdoors do not like wet and damp conditions. This spring in Belgium has been one of the worst in years with constant heavy rain. For the first …Read More about Early blight on tomatoes