I'm Sofie, I'm 34 years old and I live in Belgium. Gardening is my passion and I love being outdoors. My vegetable garden consists of traditional veggies, but I also grow special varieties. All organic and natural!
I totally adore our greenhouse. It's only 10 m², but thanks to this greenhouse we can grow our veggies 365 days a year, even when it's freezing outside. In summer we cultivate tomatoes, eggplant, (sweet) peppers and melons, and in winter lettuce, herbs, cauliflower, radish and chervil.
Thanks to a great variety of fruit trees and shrubs, we can harvest all spring and summer delicious fruits. Think of: peach, apple, pear, cranberry, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, cherries. The most healthy fruits and they are so easy to grow!
Oh don't you love our cute little chicken? They are fluffy, child-friendly and, most important they lay eggs! When we are in the garden, they just stroll around and eat all slugs and nasty insects. Happy chicken = happy garden!
Raised beds have man advantages. The soil warms up more easily, and plants grow better. Weeds get less chance to develop in comparison to bare soil. Since I place clay beads on the bottom of these raised beds, a better drainage is ensured. Every year I practice crop rotation to prevent pests and diseases.