my compact garden

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

Happy Permaculture Day 2016!

Permaculture Day 2016 This is starting to become a tradition! Since a few years now International Permaculture Day is being celebrated on several places all over the world with farm tours, showcases of sustainable housing, Eco-workshops, Permablitzes, films and much more. So far the main part of [...]

1st 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