After moving to our rural home in Overasselt two years ago, we (or i) immediately started fantasizing about our garden.
I actually bought a permaculture book (bible) months before moving and started with big plans to turn our land into a lush and fertile eating forest. With no prior gardening experience to speak of, you can guess how that went down the first year...
You guessed correctly: although we did have a decent strawberry and pumpkin harvest, our garden is not so much a fruit and veggie heaven yet.
However i have hopes that with a lot of time, practice and soily hands, we will get there eventually. We made great strides last fall planting 16 fruit trees in the meadow. It will take them a couple of years to bear fruit, and i guess so do my gardening skills.
However, gardening did become a new love of mine. And i'm definitely planning on freeing up more time this season to tend to my greenery.
The TuinIdee ('garden Idea') fair in Den Bosch in late February is a brilliant place to start the season. And we'll actually be at the TuinIdee with our designs!
Participating in the fair is kind of an experiment, and we have no idea how this will turn out.
But even if our designs aren't a match with the visitors and we don't sell a thing, at least i'll be getting my fair share of gardening inspiration.
We'd love to see you there!
Tuin Idee 2019
21-24 February 10:00-18:00 daily Brabanthallen Den Bosch free shuttle-service from the train station