19. August 2019

Video tour: An amazing mulched garden

This lovely mulched garden is absolutely overflowing with beautiful flowers and vegetables. Watch this video tour to learn what's possible with a simple trick like mulching.

En enorm växtkraft med höga växter och blomspiror mot en blå himmel. Mulched garden, tall plants against a blue sky.

Börje Remstams garden is so impressive. Tall perennials and summer flowers grow next to plenty of lovely vegetables.

 

More about mulch: Mulching raised beds

 

One of the highlights of my summer was to visit the Swedish gardener and writer Börje Remstam's beautiful garden. It's been on my to-do list for several years, but I haven't had the time with several young children around. But now I finally made it!

You might not have heard of Börje Remstam before, especially not if you don't live in Scandinavia of course. I found out about him through his writings about mulching for a local organization working with organic gardening here in Sweden. He actually inspired me to start mulching and growing my own food. He's one of the reasons why Sara's Kitchen Garden has become such a big part of me and my family's life. This almost makes me a bit emotional to write about, but I honestly don't think I would have been able to experience all the beautiful moments in my garden without him.

I wanted to show you Börje's magnificent garden, which he calls his own paradise. I definitely understand why! Check out the video below to see for yourself:

 

 

Börje Remstam doesn't use social media, but you can reach him through his website if you happen to be in Sweden and would like to book a visit to his garden.

 

Börje Remstam's website

 

En kvinna i gul klänning och en äldre man i jeans och skjorta står i en trädgård och diskuterar. Mulched garden, Sara and Börje discussing the plants.

The sheer size of Börje's plants makes me feel so tiny in his garden. He has plenty of tips for me!

 

En frodig köksträdgård där purjolök i land omges av höga perenner som blommar i gult. Mulched garden, leek and plenty of perennials.

The beds in this mulched garden are overflowing with leek, root vegetables, and summer flowers. They were all mulched with grass clippings and straw.

 

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Börje is the chairman of the organization I mentioned earlier. I really appreciate their work promoting soil health. I hope this tour of a beautiful Swedish mulched garden inspired you to start using more mulch in your own garden too!
/Sara Bäckmo

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