Growing

  • Protecting Seeds and Seedlings

    Ways to Protect Seeds and Seedlings from cats,slugs etc.. When I started sowing seeds in the early spring when the weather was still chilly, I realized that I have to protect them from…

  • Polyculture Gardening

    Polyculture Gardening Instead of planting plain rows of single vegetables, I prefer to plant mixed vegetables according to companion planting principles. This way the plants are not left vulnerable to pest and diseases.…

  • A Tree Guild

    Before and After 2 years ago we planted a plum tree in this empty spot in our garden.Then we added 2 rosemary plants and a lavender to the edges, a  rasberry in the…

  • Passionfruit (Passiflora Edulis)

    Passiflora Edulis // Passionfruit While living in Thailand passionfruit was one of my favorite fruits.After coming back to Turkey I realized that passiflora incarnata is grown as an ornamental plant in the gardens…

  • Making a Bean Teepee

    Bean Teepee We made a bean tipi out of discarded aluminum poles. It’s quite simple to make it. Just tie the poles on top and bury them a little bit in the soil…

  • Tree Guild and Wildflowers

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  • Recycling Plastic Cups

    Recycling Plastic Cups  A wonderful way to recycle plastic cups is to grow plants in them.They are the perfect size for sowing seeds and growing cuttings for. Just make sure to pierce a couple…

  • Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold)

    CALENDULA OFFICINALIS After reading about the countless benefits of calendula flowers, last year I sowed a few seeds that I collected from a medicinal garden. They quickly grew and I transplanted them in…