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Jen's old and new Dutch garden 2019

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by thejenx, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Apr 15, 2019
    flowerbug

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    @thejenx good to see progress! :) hang in there. plaster work is so picky but when done right it is worth it. good on the helper too! :)
     
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  2. Apr 30, 2019
    ninnymary

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    Oh you are doing a lot of work! Just keep chipping away. Soon it will be done. Why are you getting rid of the pond? It looks nice.

    Mary
     
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  3. May 1, 2019
    thejenx

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    Working hard to get the insulation on the outer walls of the bedrooms, 1st bedroom is almost done. Yesterday we handed in the keys of the old house, went to a showroom and ordered new doors and door frames, unloaded the last stuff from the old house, went to a jobinterview and ended the day with a nice dinner in a restaurant. A bit too much for one day but glad we did it!

    We are getting rid of the pond because we only got a small backyyard and the pond takes up roughly 1/6th of the garden space.
     
  4. May 1, 2019
    baymule

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    A new home is always exciting. Now you get to make it your own.
     
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  5. May 20, 2019
    thejenx

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    Finally got round to do somethin in the new garden this weekend! I've weeded the vegetable patch, planted 5 TPS plants from last year's tubers, sown some capuchin peas and planted a few potatoes. Also pulled out some heavy tiles and shovelled out almost 5 inch of sand to find soil. Discovered that the clay soil under it and also what is now lawn is hard as brick! Made 12 spots ready for planting pole beans with sunflowers as supports. This was hard work! Even trimmed back a small part of the hedge.

    Spot the strawberries before weeding!
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    Mini tubers on the TPS plants!
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    At home i've pre-sown a few beans (and sunflowers).
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  6. May 21, 2019
    flowerbug

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    lol i have done so many of those sorts of weedings of strawberries before. and will likely do it again too... :) congrats on the potatoes, those look so nice. we love purples here.
     
  7. May 27, 2019
    thejenx

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    Planted the first beans outside, harvested the 1st strawberries and pre-planted most beans in pots.
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    This my list of the beans i'm planting this year, most are for seed, along with several outcrosses that are not on this list:

    Black nightfall (B)
    Blue Jay (B)
    Bumble Bee (B)
    Canellino rosso e nero (B)
    Conserva (B)
    Edogava Zurunacki Namame (B)
    Falcon (B)
    Great Lakes Special (B)
    Groninger Strogele (B)
    Hofflants Mole (B) F1
    Merveille de Piedmonte / Dragon Tongue beans (B)
    Purple Queen (B)
    Rose bean
    Saxa (B)
    Smith River Super Speckle (B)
    Stephanosch (B)
    Turtle bean (B)
    Mitla Black - Tepary bean
    Coco Noir (B)
    Golden teepee (B)
    Naaldboon (B)
    Prelude (B)
    7 Berger (P)
    Blaue Meerbarbe (P)
    Canarios (P)
    Chester / Flagg / Skunk (P)
    Fasold (P)
    Gila River (P)
    Leuvense Snijboon (P)
    Missouri Wonder (P)
    Penland Family (P)
    Rio Zape (P)
    Sarah's old fashioned black (P)
    Snowcap (P)
    Tennessee Wonder (P)
    Transsylvanië (P)
    Trobo (B)
    Aeron Purple Star (P) (Phaseolus coccineus)
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    The real reason I re-insulated the walls of the bedrooms (don't tell DW!) ;)
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    We got the bedrooms painted this weekend so thursday we start with the cork floor upstairs, hooray for a 4 day weekend! Today and tomorrow the sliding door in the livingroom goes in!
     
  8. May 27, 2019
    flowerbug

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    it also helps cut down on noise from outside/neighbors... :)
     
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  9. May 27, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    That's a lot of bean varieties! You must have a good labeling system to keep them all straight.

    Sliding door in your living room? Sounds interesting!
     
  10. May 29, 2019
    thejenx

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    Doors are in! Tomorrow the electrician is here to fix stuff upstairs and after he's gone we start laying the cork floor in the bedrooms!

    Before...
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    After!
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