my little garden in japan Blog Posts

  • The grapes are growing
    on Jun 22, 2012 in my garden grapes
    This year it will be a slow one for my little garden, there won't be much crops growing, specially this summer that I won't be around as much. However I do have a couple things growing very well, like my grapes. The grapevine is growing I was...
  • Long time no see..
    on Jun 12, 2012 in my garden
    It has been a while since my last post, and a lot of things in my life have changed, but one thing that remains is my love for gardening. So here is my attempt to revive this blog and try to get back to a set schedule. The garden is alive and doing...
  • Making a strawberry tower
    on Oct 14, 2011 in strawberry fruit my garden
    One of the first steps to help my garden recover after its last disaster was to start propagating the strawberries. I lost my main crop completely, but I was very fortunate that all of the back up strawberries survived, with them I can very easily re...
  • My little garden in japan September 2011In September I went back to Mexico for a couple weeks, and while I did leave the garden in good hands, a lot of things happened and the garden really suffered. We had two typhoons a bunch of heat waves, a small cold wave, caterpillars munching on se...
  • A perfect container for growing strawberries in the balconyAs you know, I have lost my strawberry twice patch so far, once to some unknown disease and other time to beetles. So, to avoid having to buy everything from scratch again, I decided I must have some sort of back up strawberry patch. The only problem...
  • Tomato harvestThis season my best crop came from the tomatoes. I had tree plants and they just kept giving more and more. I had some setbacks of course, but over all the plants performed splendidly. Last year's season I only got eight tomatoes total, but this time...
  • New gardening booksEver since I started to grow my little garden in Japan I have been wanting to get some gardening books from here. I always kept from buying them by making excuses like not having money or not knowing the language, but I finally let myself be and got...
  • Growing a grape a pot
    on Sep 18, 2011 in fruit gardening in japan grapes
    A couple weeks ago I went to a small trip and I was very happy to see they had a couple grapes fruiting in small pots. It vas fun to see them in real life because so far I had only seen them like that in photos. It gives me even more hope for mine.My...
  • Growing a grape in a pot
    on Aug 29, 2011 in fruit gardening in japan grapes
    A couple weeks ago I went to a small trip and I was very happy to see they had a couple grapes fruiting in small pots. It vas fun to see them in real life because so far I had only seen them like that in photos. It gives me even more hope for mine.My...
  • Summer cropsThis summer was an amazing season for the edibles in my garden. All of the crops grew like crazy and even thought I got a couple setbacks there were still a lot of vegetables and fruits with every harvest. Not bad at all for a small balcony garden.Ev...
  • So, what happened to the butterflies?
    on Aug 22, 2011 in my garden butterfly
    Some of the messages I got after my hiatus have been about the butterflies. I got a lot of questions about how to raise them and also some of you were concerned if they made it. So ,here is the rest of their story.Butterflies on my little garden in j...
  • One year of my little garden in Japan
    on Aug 20, 2011 in my garden
    Lately there is a lot of things going on, and because of that I have been neglecting the blog a lot. It is almost the end of the month and I only have done one post. Also, and I have to apologize for this, I haven't been replying the comments that yo...
  • My little garden in Japan July 2011Sunny July was a good month for the plants, most of them grew a lot. Here is how my little garden in Japan made it through the month.My little balcony garden has done well this summerSummer flowers are in full bloom, the petunias, geraniums, marigold...
  • Slugs in my gardenA very weird thing happened, just the other day, while I was watering the tomatoes, I discovered one of the flowerboxes has slugs. They were just a few small ones, but there they are. Small slugs in my gardenThe slugs are really tiny, and even a bit...
  • How to Harvest dill seeds
    on Jul 7, 2011 in my garden herbs seeds dill how to harvest
    The dill in my garden is all gone. In late spring it started to flower a lot and it lost all of its leaves, then it dried and now is just a long stalk in the balcony. To not let it go in vain I picked up all the dead flower heads and tried to harvest...
  • The butterflies transformed into chrysalis
    on Jul 5, 2011 in my garden pansy butterfly caterpillar
    Well, the butterflies keep on growing and eating like crazy. I had to change them to a bigger house because now they are so many of them. Also, they completely finished the pansies from my garden, all the way to the main trunk, so, now I have resorte...
  • First harvest of the summer
    on Jul 3, 2011 in beans my garden harvest
    I just cut my first batch beans from the garden. They were the first plants to give fruit and mature this season. I only have tree stalks growing along with the pumpkins, but I must say, they have performed admirably. Since the start, they grew like...
  • Lavender season in my balconyHere in Japan is very common to have people traveling north to Hokkaido for the summer holidays, and one of the popular things to do there is visit the lavender farms in the area. I was lucky and had a chance to visit on my first year in Japan. Grow...
  • My little garden in Japan June 2011I can't believe it is the end of June already, this month went by so fast I couldn't really notice. Here is how my little garden in Japan is doing lately. Summer has really kick in at the garden, and pretty much everything is doing great right now. T...
  • Raising butterflies!
    on Jun 26, 2011 in my garden butterfly caterpillar
    A couple weeks ago, after seeing most of the plants a bit down because of the change of season, I decided on renewing the plants on the flower boxes, but, when I was about to take away the pansies, I noticed it had four caterpillars living happily an...
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