Thursday, October 18, 2012


I've been long wanting to take time lapse footage of my farm evolving. Below is a time lapse I took earlier this year of my seeds sprouting and turning into seedlings. Hopfully next year I manage to film the entire life cycle of the plants.

filmed with an old, semi broken canon camera hacked with CHDK and the ultraintervalometer script.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

back to the blog

Last season I built a roof to protect my mainly tropical plant collection from the chilly wet German weather (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, tomatillos etc. all originated in hot climates). It worked out quite well so far, I had no signs of  Phytophthora infestans coming back, which had wiped out my tomato harvest in 2010.

- Kathrin, Jamie and Dio helping with the assembly of the roof on the roof -

- view from my studio -

- the Mutatofarm this July in full bloom, now with a plastic cover to keep the plants dry -

- the planters are also slowly spreading over other parts of P:142, these are standing in front of Dionisis Kavallieratos' Greek/Roman educational alphabet fence -