Sunday, 3rd June 2012

This year we can call a small patch our own. We rented 45 sq m from meine Ernte (in english: my harvest). This includes already a whole vegetable patch, with seeded and planted plants of hokkaido, beans, potatoes, radishes, spinach, lettuce, kohlrabi, arugula, zucchini, cucumber and a lot more. We water the plants, pull up the weeds (a lot!) und cultivate our patch. Moreover we have more free space, so we planted tomatoes, peppers and yellow beets.

Water and gardening tools are provided. Unless some stakes for some plants and your own dedication you have to bring nothing!

We can reach our patch in 25 minutes by bike. Two to three times a week we go there to look after our patch. As we don’t have an own garden – as we are living in the city – this is the perfect alternative. There is nothing like home grown vegetables!

Our small field, namely Le Beet

This week we already harvested our first lettuce, spinach and radishes. The lettuce and the spinach were fabulous, but the radishes were very stringy. Not a big problem for me, since I’m not a huge fan of radishes at all.

Unfortunately the bush beans didn’t grow and the red cabbage didn’t take any roots, too. We will see what we do about that, since I’m a lover of green beans.

In the picture below everything was fresh and new (one week after we were handed our beets in a “ceremony”):

Our small field, namely Le Beet

I highlighted the borders of our patch in the next picture, so you can get an idea of the size.

Our small field, namely Le Beet

This is our patch one month later (this weekend actually).

In the foreground one zucchini, bell peppers, peppers (if you someone knows why our peppers are not growing, please let me know!)  and tomatoes. Behind that, the hokkaido (continue with the next picture).

Our small field, namely Le Beet

In the picture below, from bottom to top: red kuri squash, kohlrabi, lettuce, leeks, sugar snap peas, sunflowers.

Our small field, namely Le Beet

In the picture below from bottom to top: fire beans, spinach, radishes screened by the spinach, carrots, onions, Swiss chard, potatoes.

Our small field, namely Le Beet

In the picture below the yellow beets, we planted ourselves.

Our small field, namely Le Beet

We proudly present our first San Marzano tomatoes! Yeah!

Our small field, namely Le Beet

Potatoes in bloom:

Our small field, namely Le Beet

Beautiful lettuce:

Our small field, namely Le Beet

I will keep you informed about what will happen on our patch!


5 Responses so far.

  1. Hach schön, ich als Laubenpieper mag sowas ja.

  2. Katharina says:

    Oh wie toll! Wenn wir uns nicht mit Umzugsgedanken in eine andere Stadt tragen würden in diesem Sommer, hätte ich das auch gern gemacht. Ich finde das eine supertolle Idee für gartenlose Städter! 🙂

  3. Jeanny says:

    Ist das eine tolle tolle Idee! Da geht mir sofort das Herzchen auf 🙂
    Euch einen schönen Sommer mit immer viel leckerem Selbstgeerntetem <3 <3 <3
    Liebe Grüße von Jeanny <3

  4. moey says:

    Ich finde das ganz ganz super. Toll, was ihr da so alles angepflanzt habt 🙂

    Viele Grüße,

  5. Dreamlife says:

    Was für eine geniale Alternative. Ich ziehe auf meine kleinen Balkon genau eine Tomaten-,eine Zuchini- und eine Erdbeerpflanze und bin darauf schon stolz!:D

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