22nd June 2022
We picked up Mini Bibou and went to the garden. Idea was to water the plants. I pumped the water to the cans and brought them to Bibou Chat. As she was watering the plants, I continued weeding. Operation Libreration is going great! Almost done! I was bringing cans of water and weeding for about an hour. Then I cleaned up some smaller weeds in the part which are planted. Then I brought some dry grass and put it around zucchinis to use it as a protection for weeds and to keep the land wet. Hope it will work.
Bibou chat had a great harvest! She picked up two yellow zucchinis, one green zucchini, one round zucchini, some mint and two salads, one for us and one for her colleague. It feels good to grow food!
19th June 2022
It's a Father's day and finally a Sunday without any plans. In the afternoon we went to the garden of course. I decided to attack the weeds. I asked Bibou Chat to take care of Mini Bibou. I took off my shirt, put on the gloves and attacked the weeds with my hands. It felt good! Sun was shining on my naked torso, and I roleplayed in my head that I'm some barbarian, removing the heads of my enemies. Anyway, I cleared more than half of the weeds. And damn, some have magnificent defence mechanisms, with torns and scary looks that made ma a little scared. BUt nothing can help them!
While I was weeding Bibou Chat was looking at our plants and putting sticks on some tomato plants that didn't have them before. She observed taht we have couple of new zucchinis and tomatoes on the way. Mini Bibou was playing on the blanket by the garden and it felt good to work together with Bibou Chat, each person on their project.
Mini Bibou got tired so we had to go before I finished the weeds, but on the next session it will be done. Then I plan to take some dry grass from the heap and put it on the land so it should prevent weeds from growing. I saw that other gardeners are doing that and they don't have problems with weeds like we do.
12th June 2022
I went quickly to water the plants and pick up two salads, one for us and one for Bibou Chat's colleague. Everything is growing good. Zucchini is fully grown and I picked it up!!! It looks delicious! I'm so proud! :) I saw that another plant is growing a yellow zucchini! So excited. More tomato plants are having green fruits on the plants, I'm so happy. :)
The weeds are bringing me some anxiety. They also make me meditate because I'm sure they represent my current state of life - feeling like I'm running all the time but not having time for anything... I'm observing the emotion and talked to Bibou Chat because we need to make a plan, I don't want to lose the garden because of the weeds...
8th June 2022
I went to the garden to put bamboo sticks by the tomato plants so they can grow up because last time I was in the garden I saw that the plants were big and falling own. I went to the garden before picking up Mini Bibou so I didn't have a lot of time. I put three or four bamboo sticks and didn't finish all the plants because I saw a neighboor and we talked about gardening. I asked him what else we can plant in June and he told me we can plant green beans :)
I was happy because I saw that the zucchini plant has a baby, the fruit is growing! Can't wait to eat it! I also saw that one tomato plant has a small green tomato! The land is so fertile, I love it!
But the weeds man... I'm losing the battle. Weeds are everywhere and at the moment when I water everything I have to leave and not having time to remove them... I need to find solution quickly!
22nd May 2022
Amazing day at the garden! There was a huge picnic organized by the gardening organization. There were around thirty of us. There was barbecue, salads, cheese, wine and desserts. Everybody loved talking with Mini Bibou and I get to know better some people.
After nice lunch and fun times we got to work. While Mini Bibou was sleeping, Bibou Chat planted six plants of peppers. She also planted Marigold flowers between the tomato plants because these flowers are good for protection. She also planted Dahlias on the corners of the garden. I planted two cucumber plants and three different varieties of tomato pineapple. After that I watered all the plants in the garden. Didn’t have time to weed a lot. Bibou Chat picked one salad and cut the spinach because all the plants were getting big and started creating seeds. We took some spinach for ourselves and we gave a lot to our nanny. We also give her another salad.
It feels nice to create food, eating it, and sharing it! :)
12th May 2022
We went to the garden to plant four plants of squashes. Again, I had to clear up a lot of weeds, but no problem, slowly reclaiming the land. After we planted squashes, we took the two Agapanthe plants, took them out from the big pot, and planted them next to strawberries. Before, they were in the pot on our balcony, but they didn’t grow and we believe that the pot was just too small for them. We hope they will grow in the garden.
Before heading home I took all the weeds to the compost pile.
And for the end, Bibou Chat picked up one salad and bunch of spinach leaves for the dinner. She served them with eggs and it was delicious :)
8th May 2022
Big day in the garden! After more than a week, Bibou Chat, Mini Bibou and I came back to the garden and found it filled with weeds! Like, one quarter of the garden was completely covered. So I started digging and weeding. Sun was shining, and I was sweating. Even took off my shirt in one moment but I put it back when one lady came to the gardens. We had a lot of things to plant and I needed to make some space.
Not only weeds are growing. All our plants are looking good! Salads, spinach, it looks healthy and tasty. Soon we will start picking up stuff. Onions and echalottes were looking little tired so we gave them some water. Cauliflower survived also! It’s still small, but it’s green and looking nice :)
Bibou Chat planted 10 new salads, Feulle de Chene Rouge variety. She also planted around ten new echalottes and ten beetroots. For protection, she installed Vladi the Seagull to guard the salads.
I cleaned a lot of weeds and planted two plants of zucchinis and nine plants of tomatoes. Names of varieties are: Sungold, Supersweet and Ceur de boeuf rouge. Three of each.
At the end I planted two plants of eggplant, between salads and beetroots.
We watered everything and I will try to come soon again because it’s very hot and plants need water.
27th April 2022
Bibou Chat, Mini Bibou and I went to the garden to plant patatoes. When we arrived we saw that there was a looot of weed. It took me some time to clear the land. Then I started digging. It took some time and I had time to dig two rows. I planted patatoes, seven per row. I watered everything. We hope patatoes will grow :)
20th April 2022
I went with Mini Bibou to the garden to plant cauliflower. Out of 6 plants that I bought, only one survived so I planted it with the salads. I also watered all the other plants.
18th April 2022
Went at 8pm to water the plants, everything grows good. It’s really a pleasure to watch echalotte growing, it has a pretty color.
11th April 2022
Went with Mini Bibou to water the plants, and echalotte started growing, I’m super happy!
27th March 2022
Went with Bibou Chat and Mini Bibou to to garden and we had magnificent time! I planted echalotte next to the spinach. Ognions started to grow! :) Mini Bibou had a nice picnic while I worked.
20th March 2022
I went with F to the garden to plant strawberries and cover the land around with the plastic. It was satisfying work. I also planted the framboise.
6th March 2022
Bibou Chat, Mini Bibou and I went to the garden to start planting! Bibou Chat was doing most of the work since I was holding Mini Bibou. She planted onions.