Most of the time people throw stuff away, even if it´s perfectly fine. As I like to have things for life I don´t like seeing things been thrown out. I always try to find someone who can use the things or I even reuse them for myself.
I worked that very well with my office. The only thing I still needed was a sink and a closet. In case of my office kitchen, I knew I didn´t want to spend much money and I also knew I will never get my company color as a kitchen closet. What to do then??? Right, having a look at ebay classified!
I love pumpkins. I didn´t use to like them, a lot of people that I know didn´t. The reason, yes, if you don´t know how to process or cook a pumpkin, it taste like crap.
You eat it and you decide to not like it! I´m luckily a person who gives everything a second chance and especially food! I always want to try it on my own, before really disliking something. My two favorite pumpkin cultivars are Butternut and Hokkaido.
How to plant pumpkins
I always start my pumpkins end of March. You just need to put some soil into a left over toilet paper role (have a look here).
If there is one thing on earth I can never get enough of its chocolate. I always get creative to not just eat a dark chocolate bar. That´s way I will show you an easy and fast ice cream dream of chocolate today.
What you need:
1 till 20 very ripe bananas
2 till 40 tablespoons of cocoa powder
How you do it:
First you need really ripe bananas. I always have a look out for them in the store, as they mostly sell them cheaper. They can be black, even better.
Small tip: Now it depends how lazy you are. You can either be super lazy and throw the black bananas in the freezer with the peel on or you can peel the bananas before and chop them in smaller pieces. You can store the bananas in the freezer for ever, that´s the way I always have the ingredients at home to prepare myself a chocolate flash whenever I need one.
Or better „You can always make something even better out of what you have!” like a use to say. This weekend I decided to make the pond which is in my garden better than it already is. A pond on its own is amazing. It changes the micro climate in my garden, I have always something to look at and the animals in there are breathtaking.
My pond hosts 3 different kinds of dragon flies (red, blue and green), I have 2 big frogs, 6 grass snakes and uncountable bugs and insects. If that wouldn´t be enough, I got a water lily that is unbelievable beautiful and has up to tree flowers at once. For me it´s fun to just observe the pond, there is always something happening and I never get bored. It´s like watching a wildlife documentation, but I can sit on my porch swing!
What you need?
A handful of ivy leafs, a single sock (that´s super easy, there is always one as left over)
How you do it?
Just put the leafs into the sock, make a knot to keep them in their and of you go. Throw it in the washing machine. Press start and wait.
How to get ivy?
It grows everywhere. Just take a piece with roots, plant it in a pot and grow your own.
The laundry gets super clean and it smells like garden *mmmmhhhhhh*
Who doesn´t want to hang around, relax and just don´t do anything sometimes? I prefer to do that on my balcony. It´s awesome as I can spend time outside and kind of in nature because I live next to a forest. In addition I don´t need to get dressed, get out and always think I forgot something.
I had common balcony furniture but I really wanted to lay down sometimes. So I decided to build a lounge out of pallet. You can find a lot of manuals online but I have to admit I´m lazy, so I´m going for an easy version.
Maybe you never did that before, but don´t worry it´s very easy. Canning is going to be very important to you, as you won´t be able to eat all the fruits on time. If your plants are well they will overwhelm you with food =). Your new slogan will be “Yes, I CAN”
- Stop buying food in tin cans or plastic
You should try to find everything you can´t buy fresh, processed in a glasses. It´s actually not that hard. At the time I looked out for glasses I realized how much stuff is wrapped in plastic. You can rinse the glasses and keep them for next year. The best benefit of glasses is, you will start to produce less waste, as a thanks to the environment.
A lot of people think having a garden is so much work and starting a garden is even worse and so expensive! Ok, all of you are right, if you don´t have a proper network. Today I want to bring you some ideas how to grow your own seed network and spend less money on your garden.
- Talk about your garden or your plans to start a garden
You won´t believe how many people know other people who already have a garden. Another awesome thing, a lot of people would like to have a garden but are afraid to start one on their own. These people are perfect for you, as they can help you with your garden and then get the hang of it and start their own garden a bit later. That’s the time where you can help them out with work and seeds and give something back.