Some garden Zen

A little while ago I built a small ‘greenhouse shelf’ thing. My idea was that I could be growing some veg there, mostly tomatoes and chilies. Just before I built the thing, my colleagues Monika and Sonja gave me a variety of their homegrown tomato and chili starter plants, and my mother-in-law also donated aContinue reading “Some garden Zen”

My son pays the price…

Those who know me well know that I care deeply about nature. I truly believe that we can (and should!) all play an important role in maintaining a bit of biodiversity close to home – in our own backyards. As you would expect from an ecological entomologist, my garden is a bit of a wildContinue reading “My son pays the price…”

Green thumbs

In October, I started prep work for a field experiment that was planned to take place this field (spring and summer) season. It was supposed to be something small, merely to help out a new PhD candidate that we had selected, so she could arrange contractual stuff, and she would not experience delays because ofContinue reading “Green thumbs”

Veggie plots and zucchinis

Vegetable season has begun!! I have always been a gardening guy. When I was a young kid, I had my first veg garden. It was in our house’s tiny back yard, but hey, it still was a vegetable plot!! It may have been a north-facing plot sandwiched between a 3-metre hedge and a wall, butContinue reading “Veggie plots and zucchinis”