09:37 free friday
Remember the garden I told about in my first Free Friday post? We started to clean
it out, cut branches, prune the ivy and build a compost bin with the leftover flexible
branches (free material!). This is what it looks like now.
I started sowing some little seeds (tomato, artichoke, beans, and more) which will be
planted when the garden soil is ready. There's still lots to do, weeding, adding
compost to the soil and making a planting plan and schedule.
Unfortunately not all of this can be for free, so I'm trading plants and seeds with
friends. We also planed a trip to a second hand garden equipment centre here in
Utrecht, for some sturdy hacks and scoops.
Before I started this whole project I was (and still am) a big fan of 'wild food'. What
I mean is food you can find in nature and even in the city, for free! A good website
to start with (for the duchies, sorry) is Pluk de Stad. They provide a map for the city
you live in (although Utrecht is the best presented) with where to find what. We
picked for example: walnuts, apples and elderberries. This was is autumn but they
have a map for every season. The good thing was that all of this was found in and
around my neighbourhood, and it tasted gooooood!
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