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Permaculture garden in Deurne
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Antwerp / Deurne, BE
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Antwerp / Deurne, BE

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planting and sowing spring 2011

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Posted by Maaike Mussche over 12 years ago

My first sowing and planting

In early march I started by planting garlic, sjalots, peas and fava beans. The next weeks and months I sowed onions, swiss chard, mixed salad leaves, rucola, radishes, spinach, beets, brocolli, brussels sprouts, carrots, kohlrabi, turnips courgettes and runner beans. From april till the end of june it has hardly been raining this yaer. This was good because there were hardly any slugs but some of the plants just didn't come out. Probably they dried out direct after germination. Oh yes I watered them every evening but after a few hours of sunshine the next day the first centimeter (where most of the seeds are) was already dry again. I hardly had any salad leaves, no spinach but the swiss chard (which is closly related) did very well, it even was my biggest succes this frst growing season, I kept cutting leaves untill november. Most of the carrotplants where eaten by birds almost before I had first seen them, next year I must protect them somehow but the few carrots we had where delicious! The radishes germinated well but they went staight away for flowers and seeds so we only had a few small ones. BUT! did you know you can eat the green seed pods as well? We had lots and lots of those. Very nice and crunchy in salads! Of all the other cabbages almost non came up after sowing, accept the kohl rabi which did fairly well. I bought some red cabbage and brussels sprouts plants at the garden center. They did well untill (wet) august and then they where eaten in one weekend by slugs and cattarpillars. The brussels sprouts turned out to be cauliflower by the way. We did harvest garlic, onions and sjalots but they were all very small. The beets did very well. Courgettes made a lot of flowers but non of them turned in a courgette, no idea why. I also bougt a pumpkin plant and it made 3 beautifull flat white pumpkins. They don't taste like anything though. I also planted potatoes in old car tires but they didn't work at all. I think because they where in utter shade of the 10-trunked maple threes in the hedge. Well I think that is about it with the veg.  

Oh yes, the beans and peas all did very well, they were the second big succes. And the jerusalem artichokes I planted became more than two metres high. I haven't dug them out though so I will tell you later what they looked like.

Something else that appeared in the vegetable garden was feverfew, lots and lots of it. I put some of them with the herbs in the front garden where they flowerd untill now, half november, the rest I dried as a medical herb. Feverfew is good for migraine.

More on this later...




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