Tag Archives: Gardening

Success

You might recall my excitement from a few weeks ago (here): we sew the seeds we harvested this summer in the subarctic mountains. Our expectations for them where pretty low, as the plants had to go through so much stress throughout … Continue reading

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(not so) dark

It is the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Always a sad moment for those like me who love the light. But there is plenty of little lights to bring us hope on this day. There is the … Continue reading

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Showing off

Some plants put in an awful lot of effort to look good, a case beautifully illustrated by this blue passion flower. There is a tremendous amount of energy needed to make flowers, even if there is no need for them to look … Continue reading

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Raging storm

On thursday evening, a massive cold front rolled over Belgium, accompanied by dark and dangerous clouds and severe thunderstorms. Of course I was worried about my greenhouse, although we had attached it as good as we could. But it had been having … Continue reading

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Go go go!

Only a week after the seeds went into the soil in my experiment at the university in Belgium, seedlings are already bravely facing the heat wave. Always awesome to see their little green faces pop up above the soil, especially … Continue reading

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Like a phoenix

You might remember the obscure pictures of the old abandoned greenhouse we found in the forest at the university (from this post). We had two highly efficient days of cleaning, destroying, throwing out and removing the old stuff that was … Continue reading

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Hidden in the woods

Underneath the cover of a dense forest canopy behind our office buildings on campus, there hides an old and forgotten greenhouse. In summer, it is almost invisible from the forest edge, as it is completely overgrown by a wild and dense … Continue reading

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