The summer is over! At least here in Iceland. It had a really nice start with sunny May and first weeks of June. However, the rest the summer was cold and the sun was hiding for the most part until in the third week of this month, when it also got slightly warmer for a […]Read More
An update on how things are coming along in the greenhouse and garden is long overdue. Reason is I spend more time tending to my plants these days than writing. To cut a long story short everything is going splendidly. It’s only mid July but I already have homegrown salad, cucumbers, sugar snaps, spinach, kale […]Read More
A sight for sore eyes!
Growing veggies and flowers at home is going a lot better this year because May was exceptionally sunny. Looking at photos from the same time last year I can see that everything is about the same now, on June 5th, as it was a month later in 2021. However, it’s not only the weather to […]Read More
Seedlings and all things cute
I figured I would enjoy having a greenhouse in the springtime and it didn’t disappoint me. Around April 22 there was this crazy kitchen party going on in my flat. So I bought an electric oven for the greenhouse, started pricking out, and the plants have been thriving well there ever since. I’m crossing my […]Read More
April is the cruelest month
“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” -T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land. One could think he was writing about Iceland. It’s the 5th of April and it’s snowing yet again. Frosty nights are forecast throughout the week. Half a month […]Read More
What I’ve learned
It’s snowing! Not much, but a thin veil of snow covers my backyard. It’s below frost in the city and weather is crazy up north. Snowstorm on the 28th of September. That’s early, even for Iceland. Fortunately I’d already harvested the potatoes and rhubarb and the results are good! I’ve got no idea what will […]Read More
Patience is everything
For me, as a beginner of growing veggies, August was the best month of the summer. It was a tad warmer and sunnier than in June and July, so eventually the tomatoes started blushing. On the photo below you can see the harvest from one day. Happy days! Broccoli, beetroot, celery and Lollo Bionda lettuce […]Read More
You really sing for them?
To be honest I don’t have a clue as to the reasons behind flowers and plants thriving in my care. My methods are definitely not scientific, but I read up on things and try my best. I talk to the plants a lot and sing to them. The other day a friend asked me if […]Read More