Compact gardening

Updates to my compact garden 2017

First of all – Happy International Permaculture Day everyone! The 7th of May is the day for giving some extra attention to Permaculture. If you’re a beginner in Permaculture you can start by checking out my Permaculture & Gardening section here in the blog. There you can get some [...]

7th May 2017

Changes in my compact garden 2016

For those of you doing some compact or urban gardening, or any sort of gardening actually, I’d like to remind you of my earlier article about some mistakes I did in 2015 in my terrace garden. It contains some tips that can be useful if you wish to avoid some common errors such as soil drying [...]

2nd June 2016

A Suburban Permaculture Design

Last week I went to some friends living in a village nearby my place to see if I can bring some new life to their garden. This is the start of a small suburban Permaculture design I’m doing, but I decided to do it “backwards” this time. If you know anything about Permaculture [...]

11th May 2016

Permaculture planning and sowing

Last weekend I did some Permaculture planning and got going with the gardening work for this season. I was sowing some seeds directly in the garden beds outside and started drawing up seedlings indoors for some of the more sensitive plants. Planning, then planting First I made sure to do a review [...]

1st April 2016

Seeds & trees

Various tomato seeds Last weekend I ordered some new seeds to try out a few new plants and other varieties in my compact garden. Among others I ordered some different types of tomatoes that seem interesting. The first one is a large variety from Siberia called “Tschernij Prinz” bearing [...]

20th March 2016

As the garden wakes up from winter

Winter is slowly letting go of its grip here in south Germany. On my terrace it’s time for some spring cleaning in the garden and to prepare the soil for new plants. I pruned some branches on my apple tree yesterday – not because I think trees actually need it to grow healthy but to [...]

11th March 2016

Mushroom kit experiment

Anyone can fit in a mushroom kit! Some weeks ago I decided to try out a mushroom kit. I’ve wanted to try to grow my own mushrooms for a long time to see if it is as easy as people claim and it definitely was! The pack came the next day and contained a styrofoam box filled with straw and soil [...]

17th November 2015

Last harvest for the season

The nights are getting colder over here. To save the last tomatoes and chili plants from being taken by the frost I decided to clear out the garden beds and prepare the garden for winter. First of all I started with harvesting the remaining tomatoes. As you can see on the picture above, not all of [...]

9th October 2015

Gartenschau Mühlacker 2015

The Gartenschau Mühlacker is a garden exhibition right in the center of the small town of Mühlacker next to the river Enz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The exhibition is over for this year, but I would recommend a visit during the next season. The exhibition is normally open from mid May until [...]

18th September 2015

Compact gardening – Part 10

Here you can find links, videos, book tips and other resources that can help you in your compact gardening. This article is a living document which will be continuously updated when coming across more good resources. You’re more than welcome to contribute with links to useful articles, [...]

14th August 2015

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