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The first eggplant on the veggie patch

It took almost 3 months, but finally the first eggplant is growing in the veggie patch! The color looks already fine, now we just have to wait for it to get bigger and bigger! Hopefully it takes up the speed of the watermelon which has grown in the last weeks to the size of a football. I am pretty sure it is not yet ready to harvest, but it looks great already! If you look closely, you will see lots of fingerprints of curious people on the watermelon. Picture gallery

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The first watermelon!

Coming back to the garden after two weeks of vacation, it was great to see all the changes. Most plants did really well, thanks to our lovely neighbors who gave them a good water every couple of days. Especially the watermelon has been working hard – it developed the first tiny fruit, just as big as a marble. And the eggplant developed its first flower as well, hopefully the fruit will grow a bit faster than that! Still, so many different vegetables were ready to harvest, among them tomatoes, broccoli, jumbo zucchinis, corn, rocket, strawberries, and green beans. Additionally, the neighbors helped out

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Starting a new veggie patch with watermelon seedlings!

On the first weekend at the new house, the Peppertree Place, a community garden in Coburg, hosted a fiesta with workshops, music, and veggie burgers. You could also buy many seedlings and small plants for very little. My excitement grew once i saw all the different seedling for my favorite kind of plants: Food Plants! There were several plants that will most likely not grow very well in Berlin, such as watermelons. Luckily, my awesome house mates were already encouraging the idea to clear more garden space for additional veggie patches. The previous owner grew quite a lot of vegetables and

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Making ravioli

The shared house in Melbourne comes with a great veggie patch AND a pasta machine! So we put it all together and made ravioli from scratch with different fillings partly from the garden. One filling was made of roasted green asparagus with garlic and walnuts, the other one of semi-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and rocket. I used Adelaide tomatoes and put them in the oven for about an hour at 70°C (thanks to Max for the tip). Here is a picture of the pasta doe and the two fillings. We had the ravioli with sage butter and avocados, which had to go

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Upfield line paintings in Melbourne

Lots of graffiti and street art can be found along the Upfield train line in Melbourne. The Upfield train starts in the Melbourne center, and from Jewell all the way to Coburg, both sides have been creatively used. Best of all, there is also a bike path all along the way next to the tracks. Here is a small collection of some nice work. Picture gallery

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