Friday, April 29, 2011


Oh well. While I was writing the thursday post I mistakenly dropped a bowl of water over my laptop. Next thursday the problem will be solved - see you then.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Finally I've started to make a dream come true!

I've started to write a small handbook in indoor vegetable gardening. Today I spent some happy hours planning the content and making the first sketches. I'll publish the first part on the blog next week. And I'm even more happy with the new online possibilities to publish a text; the plain text will be available as a free download and I'll upload luxury versions (both paper and digital) that'll be cheap to buy. I may even be able to post it as an audio book. All of this is possible because of sites like Podiobooks and Lulu.

The only snag is that I can't put up my own gardens since we are moving in June. Last time I moved with them up tomatoes flew and branches broke, so I've decided to spare myself by starting my indoor gardening after we relocated. Untill then I'm 'stuck' with making plans. We'll get two extra windows for one thing. And I'll have a really good handbook as a help :P .

Also, today I became tenant of two allotments, which means I have a place to dig down bokashi compost when it's ready. This last year I haven't been able to use my bokashi buckets and it've bothered me. Spring will be full of work - but fun!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Old favourite "Sesame Street: Street Garden Cooperation"

I'm a warm friend of the allotment movement - in its old incarnation where the gardens are meant for people with low income who needs a place to grow food, that is (it's not to be taken for granted nowadays). We need more of them, and thus this gem comes to my mind...

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Good stuff

Today I was at a job interview and got a job. Nothing posh, but it will get this family some money and that's good. The other day I got an envelope with seed packages from a friend in France. I sent her some flower seeds a while ago and asked her to buy any interesting stuff she could find. I got maché, chicory and beetroot. Now I only need to get myself an allotment where I can sow them, and perhaps put some of them in containers here in the flat. One of the seed envelopes have cooking instructions beside the usual gardening advices. Made me smile. At the same time I think this should be standard proceedure. I can't be the only one who have been standing beside an entire bed of thriving vegetables thinking
"Now what?"