Prin balcon

Ma enerveaza vremea asta capricioasa, ba prea cald, ba prea frig, ba ploua in weekend cand as avea si eu timp sa gradinaresc ….

Asa ca ma rezum la gradinaritul in balcon.

Am facut curat la mente si echinacee

Am transplantat tarhonul

Am plantat o capatana de usturoi care inclotise – sper sa am usturoi verde de Paste ๐Ÿ™‚

Am recoltat lemongrass-ul ca se lungise de depasea un metru

Apoi l-am mutat si pe el intr-un ghiveci mai mare sa aibe loc sa creasca iar ๐Ÿ™‚

Cam atat …

Rasaduri n-am mai pus anul asta ca anul trecut m-am luptat cu ele si mi-au pierit de frig si grindina. O sa cersesc de prin vecini ca oricum in fiecare an se ofereau sa imi dea si eu refuzam ๐Ÿ™‚ acum o sa cer eu.

Gradina prietenoasa cu natura

Va spuneam aici ca vreau sa ma inscriu in acest proiect. Ei bine, am facut-o si ma bucur nu doar pentru ca gradina mea a fost calificata ci pentru ca am reusit sa fac tot ce mi-a stat in putinta sa ajut micile vietuitoare care imi populeaza gradina.

Pentru anul care vine am in plan si alte proiecte care vor continua sa ajute vietuitoarele din gradina mea, facand-o si mai prietenoasa.

Primele pe lista sunt cuiburi pentru gugustiuci, pentru ca am doua perechi care poposesc in gradina mea si casute pentru arici. Apoi mai vedem ๐Ÿ™‚

Deja am redeschis restaurantul pentru pasarele, la fix zic eu, chiar inaintea primei zapezi ๐Ÿ™‚

Iar merele si strugurii sunt la discretia lor ๐Ÿ™‚ ca eu n-am mai ajuns sa le culeg

Zile cu soare si triluri de pasarele vesele va doresc !

Aloe

I just got myself a huge aloe vera plant. I wanted a real aloe vera for so long and now I found one. There are so many aloe varieties but only few of them are suppose to be edible.

Well, no, I’m not going to eat it ๐Ÿ™‚ but I am going to use its leaves when needed to extract the gel for medicinal purposes.

I also found recently that aloe vera can be used as an ingredient to prepare a rooting gel. So I will give it a try when I’ll propagate my herbs. The recipe for the rooting gel is simple. You need to mix : 3 tablespoons of aloe gel freshly extracted (contains natural hormones that stimulates root growth), 1 tablespoon of honey (contains enzymes that stimulates root growth and also have anti-bacterial properties) and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (has anti-fungal properties).

So I think I made a good acquisition, is good for me and for my garden.

Potatoes that I’m growing this year

I ordered some seed potatoes to grow this year.

They are kind of special, not the usual type of potatoes that we grow in our garden every year.

Pink Fir Apple – one of the oldest varieties, buttery waxy texture and nutty flavour

Lily Rose – red skinned, red-flesh

Purple Rain –ย purple flesh and purple skin

Mayan Twilight –ย red and white skin, deep yellow flesh

If you want to try them I have them fromย https://www.patchseedpotatoes.co.uk

Strawberries – spring clean-up

My strawberries have been green all winter and now are starting to show up some new leaves, so it’s time for a little cleaning.

Cutting off all dead and dying leaves will help them promote even more new leaves.

They look better and healthier already ๐Ÿ™‚

In autumn I forgot to pot up some runners and even those are showing new signs of life, so Iโ€™m thinking to pot them now, maybe is not too late.

Spring has already arrived in my balcony.

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