A printable Lunar Calendar for 2019

Between the years there is usually a lot of time for thoughts, friends, movies, books, projects and all kinds of things. At Beyondbuckthorns we have started to plan the next year, the next gardening season. 

Impressions in June

After a long winter and spring which just dragged on cold, summer 2017 has finally arrived. Here are some glimpses from our garden.

Setting Up a Strawberry Field Hopefully Forever

Over the last weeks I prepared my strawberry field. I turned the earth upside down, removed hundreds of stones (ok 11), and set a border. In order to grow strawberry easily I first put newspaper on the ground and covered that with organic straw.… more

One Year in Finland

23rd of May 2017 came and went. Why is that an important date anyway? Well, it's the one-year anniversary of our life in Finland. On the 23rd of May 2016 my Mum picked us up from the Tampere airport and brought us back to the house, which was… more

Starting Our Mushroom Farm

In 2016 I planned to start a small mushroom (general, funghi) farm. My first interest got me into reading about button mushrooms, but I dropped them very soon for Shitake and Pleurotus. Both could be cultivated on logs.

Meet Aronia Mitschurinii

Do you know the aronia berries, also called chokeberries? We have a few bushes on our premises so we got a chance to get to know them this year and would love to share that knowledge with you, too!