About

Enthusiastic amateur gardener with a passion for sustainability and environmentalism.
My husband and I garden on our balcony as well as on an allotment in the town we live in (approximately 40 minutes north of Stockholm, Sweden). 
I love reading, watching documentaries and cooking.

Jag är en entusiastisk amatör trädgårdsarbetare med en passion för hållbarhet och miljörörelse. Min man och jag har en trädgård på vår  balkong samt en kolonilott som vi odla på. Vi bor cirka 40 minuter norr om Stockholm, Sweden. Jag älskar att läsa, titta på dokumentärer och matlagning. 

 

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  1. Hi,

    I came across your blog after googling for Nordic gardening advice. Do you know of any English-written books that focus on gardening in the Nordics? I’ve been gardening books written by people in the UK, but their advice seems to me nigh on useless as the climate is so different. I’m looking to grow vegetables in my garden in Finland.

    Can you offer any advice? Or is it easier to just attend the same course you’ve been on?

    Thanks in advance!

    Stuart

    • Hi Stuart,

      No sorry I haven’t come across any Nordic gardening books written in English. Do you have any specific issues?

      One tip I learned early on is to learn your frost dates and then it will help you figure out how early you need to plant things.
      Plants like tomatoes and chilis really need to be pre-grown as the growing season is too short here. We use a combination of LED lights and Compact lights
      so that we can get a harvest and for seedlings a heating mat. If you had access to a greenhouse then you would use a heater and the natural light.

      Knowing which zone you live in can also help http://www.blomqvistintaimisto.com/images/misc/zonemap_large.png. Growing cold tolerant varieties or even local varieties http://www.maatiainen.fi/english.htm can also be helpful. You can use Canadian gardening blogs or similar because they do have similar climate and weather.

      Runåbergs is also a good source for seeds http://en.runabergsfroer.se/ they are located in Sweden.

      Hopefully that helps a little.

      -Stace

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