mandag den 29. april 2019

A-Å - 29. april - Ø

Ø er for Økologi.
     Økologi har Uglemor praktiseret i mange år. Faktisk endda før hun fik sin egen have at praktisere i.At holde sin have giftfri (og uden kunstgødning) kræver mere håndarbejde.
       Da jeg skrev om V for Vejr bemærkede Jenny-O hvor grøn min have var. Det er den også, men meget af det grønne er nu ukrudt. Lad os gå tættere på.
Det danske øko-kontrol-mærke
Danish certification of organic origin
Ø is for Økologi = Organic
     Organic gardening has been MotherOwl's choice for many years. Even before she had a garden actually. Organic gardening is demanding and rewarding. The demands is mostly on hands and knees.
Jenny-O remarked how nice and green my garden is. Well it is and it sure looks nice and lustre after winter's grey and brown tones and barren earth, but much of it are unwanted greens. Let's have a closer look.
 Inde mellem bærbuskene gror der græs, skvalderkål og mælkebøtter.
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In between the berry bushes: Grass, ground elder and dandelions.


 I græsplænen er der mange mælkebøtter. Der er også en hel del skvalderkål, nogle bellis og andre smukke blomster.
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In the lawn: More dandelions. We also have ground elder, lawn daisies, scilla and other pretty flowers.


    Vores smukke gårdsplads kræver round up - men af den menneskelige slags. Uglemor har ligget på knæ og luget mange spandfulde grønt væk.
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Our yard. All the small stones hides lots of green. It needs round up to keep it down. Human round up, that is. MotherOwl has been on all four all over, removing bucket after bucket of greenery.


 Problemet er bare at det kommer igen.
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The only problem is the weeds' tendency to be back.


     På den anden side har jeg disse herlige hjælpere, der altid kan spise en mælkebøtte mere.
     De belønner os med æg med solgule blommer. Og jeg kan spise dem uden at frygte nogen form for pesticider.
    For det er jo netop en af de helt store fordele ved økologi; at jeg, børn, gæster og alle andre frit kan gnaske løs af alle havens afgrøder lige fra planterne og i alle andre former uden at være bange for andet end en enkelt orm i ny og næ.
 
Det europæiske øko-kontrol-mærke
European certification of organic origin
MotherOwl has these wonderful helpers. They always volunteer to eat yet another bucket full of greens.
They give us the most wonderful eggs with deep yellow yolks. And I can eat those eggs without fear of pesticides or other
That is one of the really big pros of ecological gardening; that I, children, visitors, and  generally everybody can eat freely of all the fruits and veggies from the garden, raw from the plant, cooked, baged, preserved or any other way we like without fear of anything but the occasional worm.


 
Øko-kontrol-mærker fra andre lande i EU. -- Certification of organic origin from other countries in EU.

4 kommentarer:

  1. I hear you. I am an organic gardener too. And have LOTS of weeds. My father said 'if it grows well it is a weed' and he had a point.

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    1. Yes he sure had a point. Thanks for the laugh.

      Slet
  2. Plenty of "volunteers", eh? Yes, they are hard to get rid of.

    If you want to get rid of whatever grows in the rocks, spray it with plain vinegar, which will kill it. Of course, if you are using it to feed your chickens, then it actually might be considered part of your garden, volunteers or not.

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    1. Vinegar is forbidden to use as a weed killer in Denmark. Så I'll continue feeding it to the chicken. But I have a steamer, and I'll use that later on.

      Slet