Sometimes people look a bit puzzled at some of the fruit and vegetable we plant in our garden. Last years’ talking point and eyebrow raising plant was corn. We had a very surprisingly good crop of corn in the garden. We did plant it more as an experiment than anything else, not really expecting too much produce from the plants. But, to our surprise and likely due to some very nice weather, we had quite a few corns on the cob from our own backyard. The boys loved these and were a little sad then the season was over. Continue reading
Onions are voracious eaters and require quite a bit of nutrition to grow to a nice size.
Mammoth onion from last year. This reached a size of just over 1 kg.
Planting from sets (which is a small onion really that was stopped from growing any larger) makes planting easier and also reduces the growing time slightly. Continue reading
Potatoes are a staple here in Norway, so we are planting lots of potatoes this year of different varieties.
Potatoes are quite easy to grow and they grow best in cold climates, making them a natural choice for us. Continue reading
In preparation for spring, we needed to build some new planter boxes.
You could consider buying them for a lot of money from a shop, but we decided to recycle instead, using some old pallets that would have just been thrown out by a local shop. Ralph wanted to try to give them a second use to build planter boxes with them. Continue reading