Thu, 31 May 2018 09:50:03 +0200 
#^A brief guide to German garden colonies | DW | 30.05.2018

They might look like slums or homes for garden gnomes. Those peculiar settlements of tiny little houses with allotment gardens, known as the "Schrebergarten," are a typically German phenomenon.


 Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:54:34 +0100 
Eine sehr interessante Reportage. Das mit den alten Sorten war mir bekannt, aber dieses Konzept der Clubsorten kannte ich so noch nicht.

#^Der wahre Preis für den perfekten Apfel

Der Apfel ist das Lieblingsobst der Deutschen. 19 Kilo isst jeder im Jahr. Obwohl es 2000 Sorten gibt, landen nur wenige im Supermarkt. Der neueste Trend: der Apfel als Lifestyle-Produkt.
 Bonn, GermanyMon, 29 May 2017 21:13:12 +0200 
Spring and 35°C. My vegetable plants look terrible and the rain barrels are empty. :-(


 Mon, 01 May 2017 21:12:40 +0200 
#^Home | Open Source Seeds

The OpenSourceSeeds initiative aims to make seed a common good again. It equips new crop varieties with the open-source licence. This is the most efficient way to legally protect seed from patenting and variety protection.

A few large companies now dominate the seed sector. They breed plants to be uniform, and use patents to defend their usage rights and profits. This squeezes out biodiversity, stifles innovation and restrains the capacity of agriculture to adapt to climate change.

Open-source licensed seed is available for everyone. You may multiply the seed, sell it, pass it on, breed with it and enhance it without any restrictions. The licence grants new users the same rights that the previous owner enjoyed.


 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:23:50 +0200 
Plantix - An easy plant disease diagnostic app
Plantix is a plant damage diagnostic app developed by PEAT. Plantix supports farmers worldwide to recognize plant diseases, pests and nutrient diffidences just by sending a picture.
 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:44:39 +0200 
Trying horn shavings this year. Crop rotation and compost alone seems not enough any more for the small fields I have.

SPACE10 open sources The Growroom

 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:06:53 +0100 
You just need to find someone with a CNC milling machine.

#^SPACE10 open sources The Growroom

The design for The Growroom, an urban farm pavilion that looks into how cities can feed themselves through food producing architecture, is now open source and available for anyone to use.
 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:28:34 +0200 
Heute sind die Kirschen zum ersten Mal seit 3-4 Tagen trocken, aber die komplette Kirschernte ist bereits am Baum verfault. :-( Auch mein Gemüsebeet sieht dieses Jahr extrem schlecht und mager aus.
 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 23:52:28 +0100 
Cooked the last cauliflower from the garden today. Too bad it was not a good harvest thist year.
 Thu, 07 May 2015 19:57:19 +0200 
In the last two weeks my new rainwater tanks got filled, but it looks like there will be nothing I can use it for. Everything I already put outside got victim of a slugs army. :-/