Tag Archive: jardinage

Baby radish

This is my favorite picture from my last trip to the garden: it is a baby radish. There were planted at the beginning of October and a week later, we could already see them coming out; I think it is quite rewarding. I also find interesting to see the evolution between this early stage of the growth and the final state of the radish. Fun fact: I tasted it and it already had a bit of taste! – Text and photo by Gabrielle

Beetroots

Beetroots are known as a French home produce. Indeed, this vegetable has been traditionally grown to make white sugar, the one we use daily in coffee, tea or cakes. However, we all know that sugar is problematic, especially for health issues. But today, beetroots have become a trendy vegetable, forgetting the image of the canteen dish. Many cuisine influencers and cooks have set new cakes recipes replacing sugar by beetroots to propose healthy delights: Let’s try! – Photo and text by Halil

Backyard Composter

We encourage ENPC students to use the backyard composter. Your food scraps will be transformed into compost with the help of humidity and aeration. The waste is converted into a perfect fertilizer for the plants of the garden! – from Manuel

Triple project event

Friday was a day of poetry, invention and medicinals in the garden. Three different project groups from the English section shared their work on a lovely sunny if pollenous afternoon. We had Wordsworth and Dickenson, thyme jelly and cold angelica tea and inaugurated the « indestructable » information stand made from a reused bridge structure and pallet wood. There was a fun exchange about allergies and lots of shared kleenexes before the rain which cleared the sky.IMG_9659 IMG_9661 IMG_9662 IMG_9663 IMG_9664 IMG_9646 IMG_9647 IMG_9649 IMG_9651 IMG_9654 IMG_9656

Spring planting

The We Are What We Eat students got our beans, potatoes and artichoke plants in the ground today after recovering the garden from the waist-high weeds. (Thanks ID Vert). It also gave me the occasion to explain the difference between weeds and weed, especially when someone confused the fake strawberry plants for the latter. It appears that no one had any fun at all (or maybe just a little…) IMG_9443 IMG_9445 IMG_9446 IMG_9447 IMG_9448 IMG_9450 IMG_9452 IMG_9453

Fall crops

IMG_2011 IMG_2009Our new course of We Are What We Eat getting a taste of fall gardening. Fortunately, one of our friends and JP founders spent a summer gardening with his lovely daughter and we came back to well-kempt crops and flower beds. The vandals were ruthless though, once again breaking our pond and destroying one of our bench projects.

Here are a few pics from Louise from the occasion.