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As you can see, I have already been busy to sow everything. Here you can see half of the tomatoes, all neatly piled up to grow considerably before they go into the ground at their final destination. I have sown 'Aurantia', 'Pantana' and for example 'Coeur de beuf' and as you can see they are still small but that will be fine.

In contrast to the peppers I sowed the tomatoes in mid-March, the peppers already in January at home in the greenhouse with growing bulb. The tomatoes I sowed in the greenhouse, in mid-March it is namely enough hot in the greenhouse to let the seeds germinate .

More to sow?

Yes, of course, Koriander is potted in pots and also the Surinamese Poy or Malabar spinach is waiting in pots for them to grow in the garden.

At the top left are two self-seeded peaches, which I give away to the enthusiast, just respond below.

And on the other side at the top right you can see sown Cavelo Nero or the palm cabbage, quite a lot of sown also for the giveaway.

crop protection

 

This year I have protected my cauliflower with a gauze cloth which is held in place by brackets and clamps. The blueberries that are already beginning to color are protected from bird feed this year, because I prefer to eat those berries myself. The cauliflower is of course protected against the cabbage white that lays its eggs there and then the caterpillars come out that eat your cabbage. Therefore the mesh over it!

The plants hang bags and cards with eggs from the predatory mite and parasitic wasps against white fly and spider mite. Aphid I fight with ladybugs.

So no chemicals in my garden, pure nature !!

The Fruitgarden

Watch the 'Conference' pears grow well or below the red 'Baya Marissa', that delicious red fleshy apple.

And that lemon is also doing its best this year to produce large lemons.

Really full in the button.

Every week I give the plants a home-brewed slurry mixture. A bunch of stinging nettles and some comfrey leaf, but also an ugly leaf of the cabbage or other weeds in the garden enter the vulture. Let ferment for a week and then dilute in the ratio of 1-10 to the plants. They feast on it, given the result.

My soil also regularly receives a bucket of Bokashi. This is fermented residual waste from the kitchen, also food waste. This I light under and is a party for the worms and other soil life.

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