My Garden

My garden, this green chaos on balcony ! 3m² of urban garden with a vermicompost, an invasive cucurbits plant, capricious beans, an ants nest, quite a few bees and some travelling spiders...

A few days ago, it has (finally) started freezing in Belgium but it was too late for my broccoli plants. The weather was too nice and warm, they started making flowers before they could get big enough to be eaten… but still, I had some nice yellow flowers on my terrace from end December to mid January, lovely!

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Here is the very last cucumber grown in our balcony-garden! They were all so delicious (but the skin was a bit chewy). Tomatoes are still showing up on the plant. I guess it will go on until the end of October.
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It smells like the end … I have already uprooted one of the cucumber plants which didn’t make flowers anymore, I will soon remove the second (because the remaining cucumber has stopped growing). Red Robin tomato plant is painfully producing its last fruits. The White Snow plants are still doing well, I hope it will go on for a bit.
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I already re-sowed radishes and spinach (they grow fast and will normally mature before the freezing). I also planted a few weeks ago broccolis. They had spent the winter very well last year, but I sowed them too late, they were not able to form bunches before the cold.
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Until the first female flower showed up on the plant, I couldn’t if it was a cucumber or a pickle plant. I made my pickles and cucumbers seedlings at the same time and in the same box. A piece of paper was dividing the box so I could recognize each plant…but the paper flew away one windy night… As a consequence, those become kind of ‘surprise’ seedlings. In the meantime, I gave away some of them to the Incredible Edible in the Itterbeek park, stating that I wasn’t sure about the type of veggie they will grow into. Results: on my balcony, those are giants cucumbers and in the park, they have small pickles.

What am I gonna do with all those cucumbers…? I can see, at least, 5 of them hanging there…
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For the last days, we had a pretty nice weather. It is quite unusual in Belgium during summer. As a consequence, in the incredible edible boxes in the Itterbeek park, they are already different vegetables to pick up. First, there were the radishes, the the beets and now the pickles are showing up. The tomatoes are also getting bigger, but they aren’t turning red yet.
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I've launched this blog project (after many others) at the beginning of my university studies in 2009. The goal was to share my bento pictures and recipes with all the friends that were asking for. The time passing by, my posts have changed, they got more diverse. Now that my last year in university has come (soon I'll be a graduate in communication, animation and events organisation), I've decided to pursue this projet a bit more seriously. So here I am ! From now, I'll make you discover my tiny life day to day ! I'm quite a short girl (150cm tall!) and I guess that my low angle vision of the world might be a bit different from the other people. You'll quickly understand that the little things of everyday life make me happy !

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Between ecology influences, homemade madness, geek attitude and japculture.

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