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thedirtexperiment:

Check out this contest. I like the idea of planting a seed in some creative container and watching it grow.

Truck Farm Contest

The Truck Farm Garden Contest is simple: plant a seed in the most creative place you can think of, watch it grow, snap a photo and email it to us (along with…

Yes!  My friends are behind this and I’ve been too busy to actually do a post on it.  Thanks, theDirtExperiment!

  1:33 am, reblogged  by thesoiltoil, [ 6 notes ]


greedygardener:

Just back from a very splendid time at the inaugural Warehouse Cafe allotment club and seed swap. Good food and garden tips were also shared at what will be a regular get together, meeting on the last Monday of each month at 7pm. It was nice to meet some fellow enthusiasts including allotmenteering and get an update from the Balcony Larder.  
If you live in the vicinity you can join in the fun and have some of the chervil, Greek cress and heritage variety runner bean seeds pictured here to grow yourself. There are a very limited amount available at the Warehouse to the first people who call to collect.
I’ve already posted on how to grow beans and the other other two are even easier, just rake a patch of soil, scatter the seed, cover with a bit more soil and keep well watered. The cress will be ready to eat in about 6 weeks time - just trim off the leaves as you want them with scissors. Chervil takes a bit longer to produce its lovely feathery, slightly aniseed flavoured leaves and may well run to seed if we get warm weather. Don’t worry, because the flowers are also edible and if you leave it to self seed, you’ll end up with a regular supply with no effort at all on your part.

greedygardener:

Just back from a very splendid time at the inaugural Warehouse Cafe allotment club and seed swap. Good food and garden tips were also shared at what will be a regular get together, meeting on the last Monday of each month at 7pm. It was nice to meet some fellow enthusiasts including allotmenteering and get an update from the Balcony Larder. 

If you live in the vicinity you can join in the fun and have some of the chervil, Greek cress and heritage variety runner bean seeds pictured here to grow yourself. There are a very limited amount available at the Warehouse to the first people who call to collect.

I’ve already posted on how to grow beans and the other other two are even easier, just rake a patch of soil, scatter the seed, cover with a bit more soil and keep well watered. The cress will be ready to eat in about 6 weeks time - just trim off the leaves as you want them with scissors. Chervil takes a bit longer to produce its lovely feathery, slightly aniseed flavoured leaves and may well run to seed if we get warm weather. Don’t worry, because the flowers are also edible and if you leave it to self seed, you’ll end up with a regular supply with no effort at all on your part.

  2:36 am, reblogged  by thesoiltoil, [ 7 notes ]


  1:32 am, by thesoiltoil, [ 1 note ]


strawberryjubes:

growandeat:

This is a super fantastic idea! imagine doing it with herbs!!

This is very pretty, not sure how it would work at an allotment but I’d really like to give it a go!

It might be nice with tumbling tomatoes

Superyay!

(Source: putthestarsinoureyesx)

  1:17 am, reblogged  by thesoiltoil, [ 345 notes ]


I dream of this.

I dream of this.

  1:16 am, reblogged  by thesoiltoil, [ 3,331 notes ]


The last Camilla. April 23, 2012 #gardening #flowers
Buckhorst H1 Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

The last Camilla. April 23, 2012 #gardening #flowers

Buckhorst H1 Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

  3:51 pm, by thesoiltoil


knowurbanis:

COMMUNITY GARDENS // THE PEOPLE OF DETROIT 

knowurbanis:

COMMUNITY GARDENS // THE PEOPLE OF DETROIT 

  2:24 am, reblogged  by thesoiltoil, [ 63 notes ]


Can you spot them? Two tiny spinach seedlings sprouted with my reclaimed onion project. #gardendc

Can you spot them? Two tiny spinach seedlings sprouted with my reclaimed onion project. #gardendc

  3:41 pm, by thesoiltoil, [ 1 note ]


  3:24 pm, by thesoiltoil


Pile of failed #seeds. Made room in the cold frame today. #gardendc
It’s alright, more seeds started successfully than not. 

Pile of failed #seeds. Made room in the cold frame today. #gardendc

It’s alright, more seeds started successfully than not. 

  4:31 pm, by thesoiltoil


#LeDroitPark #tulips, creeping phlox and Japanese maple. #gardenspotting

#LeDroitPark #tulips, creeping phlox and Japanese maple. #gardenspotting

  6:35 pm, by thesoiltoil


#LeDroitPark tulip patrol winner-takes-all.
John S Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

#LeDroitPark tulip patrol winner-takes-all.

John S Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

  3:22 pm, by thesoiltoil, [ 2 notes ]


Tiny basil sprouts getting extra sun today. (Taken with instagram)

Tiny basil sprouts getting extra sun today. (Taken with instagram)

  2:10 pm, by thesoiltoil, [ 2 notes ]


White flowers along the fence at Common Good City Farm.  (Oil seed radish, overcrop.)
John S Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

White flowers along the fence at Common Good City Farm.  (Oil seed radish, overcrop.)

John S Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

  1:50 am, by thesoiltoil, [ 1 note ]


Common Good City Farm!
John S Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, Standard Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

Common Good City Farm!

John S Lens, Ina’s 1969 Film, Standard Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

  1:32 am, by thesoiltoil, [ 2 notes ]