Urban gardening in Brussels Make your own food! Urban gardening is growing in popularity – and you don’t need a vast garden to get started, just some pots on a balcony. Spring is the perfect time to get started. We visit Allan Howard, a Scotsman in Brussels who says the city has great potential. The …Read More about The Bulletin Radio Interview
Highlights of 2016
Hot peppers Tomatoes Basil Nasturtium
The beans sown a few weeks ago are now growing quite strongly. This box should contain 4 types of beans, 5 of each. Painted Lady, Firestorm and Princess all did well (5/5) while the small Barlotto transplants all died within a week. The seeds of these plants were all started in small plastic boxes covered …Read More about Beans progress report 2
Starting tomatoes Started the first batch of tomato seeds this week. The plan is to start small batches each week for the next couple of weeks. The rough plan is to have healthy seedlings, 6 inches tall, reading to start hardening off outside in May. There are two problems starting tomatoes from seed. One, they …Read More about Planting list – week ending 13 March 2016
All gardeners appreciate the importance of flowers. Flowers are used to distract the attention of partners from the dinning room table being used as a work bench while said partner is out at work. They are also attractive.
Strawberries grow well in the Belgium climate. They are however bothered by pests, particularly slugs. By slightly elevating the plants this can afford some protection. This pot with various openings, sat on top of another pot also enables turning the plants as the season progresses.