Tag Archives: Gardening

What if the next rain bomb falls over Flanders?

Between 13 and 15 July 2021, exceptional amounts of rain fell over the south and east of Belgium. 39 people lost their lives, more than 38,000 homes were affected, and damage to homes and infrastructure amounts to 4 billion euros. … Continue reading

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Welcoming Stijn

Last week, we had a new PhD candidate starting in the lab! His name is Stijn, and he is here to pull our fabulous citizen science project ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’, in which we will measure summer heat and drought … Continue reading

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Gearing up our city microclimate plans

Yesterday, we had a new member joining the team! It was a virtual first day at work, but we are very happy nonetheless to have her on board now: Camille will be managing our citizen science project on garden microclimates, … Continue reading

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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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