No space is too small to enjoy the pleasure of homegrown somethings sometimes.

Month: November, 2015

Some late gatherings

When I moved the plants inside the apartment it was also time to gather the last fruits. When I look at them I realize that they are still wearing the reds of autumn in contrast to the holiday season’s dark red that is now so dominant everywhere.


Ripening indoors

turningredinsideFor a moment it seemed as if autumn would last forever, when, in the blink of an eye, winter arrived: Last weekend, the temperatures fell below 0 degrees Celsius and the sun was superseded by clouds that brought rain and snow. Consequently, I had to declare the balcony season over and move the plants, which are sensitive to cold, inside the apartment. Here they are, settling down on the window sills and some of them taking advantage of the warmth by finally ripening – just like this chili pepper.

Balcony extension

balcony extension

There are of course several ways to add more space for plants to a small balcony (I, for instance, use a windowbox). Yet, when I walked the streets of Brussels this past weekend, I discovered this new-to-me variant of flower-filled baskets hanging down from one balcony. Read the rest of this entry »

Warm November days


While September and October were really cold and foggy, we are now enjoying sunshine and temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius in November. This prompted the tomato to develop some more fruits. And although this effort might come a little late for the tomatoes, the warmth will help other plants to finish their ripening process.

Stack them where they belong


It’s no news to you that I usually grow plants to eat their fruits or leaves in the end. So, naturally, a plant shelfie must be taken in the kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »

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