Its been a while since I wrote anything on this blog. Some of the reasons was I was just too busy with many festivities in August. After that, I was away for 2 weeks visiting the United States in early September. I had been looking forward to this visit since some time. It was a good time to take a break and have some “Me” time with family and friends. We are no well into autumn now, but I thought I will share summary of our Swiss Summer Garden successes with you in this post.
Our Summer Organic Garden in 2019 was tricky this year. This summer was a difficult one due to a delayed spring. There was not so much of a harvest as of yet and July was a relatively slow month at the Swiss Organic Garden. We are yet to learn a lot more tricks of gardening in this erratic climate.
Organic Gardening in June is a busy month with just a hint of summer on the way. After the SPRING PLANTING SEASON, things got a little slow due to the cold and wet weather. We at the Swiss garden are now reaping the benefits of perennial plants and are harvesting some of these goodies.
Spring Planting at the Swiss Organic Garden
After the Greenhouse Construction, we at the Swiss Organic garden wanted to begin the garden season with spring planting. The planting was not so visible in the garden itself following a spell of extreme cold weather as it was still March. So, in the meantime we started the germination process with our heirloom seeds. Some of that was a success.
Top 3 reasons to build a greenhouse
After a successful gardening year in 2018 Organic-vegetable-harvest with the help of our temporary greenhouse. We decided to build a new permanent greenhouse this year. There are many reasons to build a greenhouse or a hot house as it used to be called in days of yore. In this post I will be citing 3 main reasons to build a greenhouse and why we built ours. I will also touch on the subsidiary reasons pertaining to these main ones.
The laws in Switzerland are very strict with regard to building regulations. More over we have a stream flowing through our plot, so it makes it even more difficult. In the meantime our immediate neighbor built a garden shed last autumn adjacent to our plot. So that kind of gave us the hope that our new permanent green house wouldn’t be an objection to the planning authorities.
November Garden tour
November Garden and the beginning of winter garden go hand in hand. Temperatures have already dropped to below zero and many of the perennials are settling in for their winter sleep.
Sea Buck thorn berries harvest
September was a busy time for us in preparing for the winter planting after the summer holiday break and harvest season of Fall Garden . Sea buck thorn berries was one of the first on the list of September harvests in addition to some butternut squash and the remaining summer vegetables. As a result of the good harvest we had, I had to find a quick way to preserve them.
Swiss Organic Fall Garden Update
For the past two weeks, day and night temperatures have been dropping at our Swiss Organic fall garden. We are now seeing the beginning of fall with temperatures dropping as low as 3 degrees centigrade. Our organic fall garden looks a lot different after getting used to an almost tropical weather these past few weeks.
Our visit to Schweiben Alp Permaculture Community
Permaculture way of gardening has been at the heart of our gardening experiments.
We are often adapting this technique as I mentioned in Organic vegetable harvest.
We decided to visit Schwaibenalp Permaculture community again this year. Europe was experiencing a heat wave between July and august. We wanted a reprieve from this heat for at least a couple of days. So what better than to combine a yoga seminar, cool alpine climate and wonderful nature at the same time.
Tomatoes in ripening from the summer heat and sunlight are the sweetest and best. This blog post is about How to preserve Summer Tomatoes to last longer. We had a really good harvest of tomatoes from our Organic vegetable harvest this year because of the green house and a really warm summer so far.