PASTE survey allotment garden (2020)

Posted on ma 22 juni 2020 in surveys

Starting from 2018-09-01, Ina and I have rented an allotment at an association nearby. This survey lists the different species discovered in June 2020. For comparison, at two years ago I did the same thing.

This list is part of the ongoing design for the allotment garden.

Plants

  • Aegopodium podagraria (ground elder / zevenblad)
    • tender leaves used as a spring leaf vegetable, much as spinach
    • dried leaves taste like parsely
  • Alium (onion family / uienfamilie)
  • Allium sativum (garlic / knoflook)
  • Amaranthus blitum (purple amaranth / Kleine Majer)
    • leafs edible like spinach
  • Brassica juncea ssp. Juncea (mustard greens / mosterdplanten)
    • cultivar King Mustard (Chinese mustard / amsoi)
  • Calendula officinalis (common marigold / goudsbloem)
    • florets are edible
    • used a medicinal herb, and color for dyeing
    • marigold leaves can also be made into a poultice to help scratches and shallow cuts to heal faster, and to help prevent infection
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's purse / herderstasje)
    • Brassicacea family
  • Cardamine hirsuta (hairy bittercress / kleine veldkers)
    • Brassicacea family
  • Carduus crispus (curly plumeless thistle / kruldistel)
  • Cerastium glomeratum (sticky mouse-ear chickweed / kluwenhoornbloem)
    • The leaves and shoots were used as a wild food in ancient China. In Nepal, the juice of this plant was applied to the forehead to relieve headaches. The juice could also be dropped into the nostrils to treat nosebleeds.
  • Chenopodium album (lamb's quarters / melganzevoet)
    • cultivated as a grain or vegetable crop (such as in lieu of spinach), as well as animal feed in Asia and Africa
    • as some of the common names suggest, it is also used as feed (both the leaves and the seeds) for chickens and other poultry.
  • Claytonia perfoliata (Indian lettuce / winterpostelein)
    • resistant to frost
    • important source of vitamin C and minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron
    • whole plant is edible
  • Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower / -)
    • medicinal herb with febrifugal, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic effects
    • also used for treating sore throats and tonsillitis
  • Digitalis purpurea (foxglove / vingerhoedskruid)
    • toxic
    • used in medicine to treat heart problems
    • bumble bees love it
  • Elaeagnus umbellata (silverberry / zilverbes)
    • nitrogen fixer
    • edible berries
    • propagated from a cutting
  • Epilobium hirsutum (great willowherb / harig wilgenroosje)
  • Erigeron canadensis (horseweed / Canadese fijnstraal)
    • used to treat boils, snake poison and menstrual pain
  • Fallopia convolvulus (black-bindweed / zwaluwtong)
    • grows most commonly on disturbed or cultivated land, in northern Europe typically on warm, sunny, well-drained sandy or limestone soil types
    • seeds are edible, and were used in the past as a food crop
  • Foeniculum vulgare (fennel / venkel)
    • a highly aromatic and flavorful herb
    • along with anise, one of the primary ingredients of absinthe
    • bulb-like stem base can be used as a vegetable
  • Galinsoga parviflora (Gallant Soldier / kaal knopkruid)
    • edible leaves, stem and flowers
    • its subtle flavour, reminiscent of artichoke, mostly develops after being cooked
    • dried and ground into powder for use in soups
  • Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke / aardpeer)
    • tubers are used in the same ways as potatoes
    • tubers can be eaten raw
    • when raw and sliced thinly, they are fit for a salad.
    • can be fermented after cleaning and drying
  • Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily / gewone daglelie)
    • flowers are edible
  • Houttuynia cordata (fish mint / moerasanemoon)
    • smells and tastes like Coriandrum sativum (cilantro / koriander)
  • Humulus lupulus (common hop / hop)
  • Juglans regia (common walnut / okkernoot)
  • Lamium amplexicaule (henbit dead-nettle / hoenderbeet, soort dovenetel)
    • The leaves, stem, and flowers of the plant are edible and have a slightly sweet and peppery flavor, similar to celery. Henbit can be eaten raw or cooked.
  • Leonorus cardiaca (motherwort / hartgespan)
    • herbacious, perennial, mint family
    • leafs used to spice pea and lentil soup
    • attractive for bumble bees
    • used in treating heart disease and muscle cramps
  • Lycium barbarum (Chinese wolfberry / boksdoorn)
    • berries known as gojiberry
    • nightshade family
  • Malus domestica (apple tree / appelboom)
  • Malva sylvestris (common mallow / groot kaasjeskruid)
  • Medicago sativa (alfalfa / lucerne)
  • Melilotus albus (honey clover / witte honingklaver)
  • Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm / citroenmelisse)
    • scent attracts bees
    • make tea from leaves
    • use as flavouring for dishes
    • source of essential oil
  • Mentha suaveolens (Apple mint / witte munt)
    • blooms July - October
    • make tea from leaves
    • source of essential oil
  • Myosotis arvensis (field forget-me-not / akkervergeet-mij-nietje)
  • Myosotis discolor (changing forget-me-not / veelkleurig vergeet-mij-nietje)
  • Nepeta cataria (catnip / wild kattenkruid)
  • Oenothera biennis (common evening-primrose / middelste teunisbloem)
  • Papaver somniferum (breadseed poppy / slaapbol)
  • Pastinaca sativa (parsnip / pastinaak)
    • main supplier of calories before potatoes were introduced
    • cook or fry
  • Petunia axillaris (large white petunia / petunia)
  • Pisum sativum (pea / erwt)
  • Portulaca oleracea (common purslane / postelein)
  • Potentilla indica (mock strawberry / schijnaardbei)
  • Pulmonaria affinis Jord. (lungwort / tuinlongkruid)
  • Prunus avium (sweet cherry / zoete kers)
  • Pyrus communis (European pear / gewone peer)
  • Raphanus sativus subsp. sativus (radish / radijs)
  • Rheum × hybridum (culinary rhubarb / tuinrabarber)
  • Ribes nigrum (blackcurrant / zwarte bes)
  • Ribes rubrum (redcurrant / rode bes)
  • Rubus idaeus (raspberry / framboos)
  • Rubus phoenicolasius (Japanese wineberry / Japanse wijnbes)
  • Rumex acetosella (sheep's sorrel / schapenzuring)
  • Rumex obtusifolius (bitter dock / ridderzuring)
  • Salvia officinalis (sage / salie)
  • Scrophularia auriculata (water figwort / geoord helmkruid)
  • Solanum lycopersicum (tomato / tomaat)
    • several cultivars
  • Solanum nigrum (black nightshade / zwarte nachtschade)
  • Solanum tuberosum (potato / aardappel)
    • several cultivars
  • Stellaria media (chickweed / vogelmuur)
  • Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew / moederkruid)
  • Thymus vulgaris (common thyme / echte tijm)
  • Trifolium pratense (red clover / rode klaver)
  • Trifolium repens (white clover / witte klaver)
  • Tropaeolum majus (Indian cress / oostindische kers)
  • Tulipa tarda (tulip / tulp)
  • Urtica dioica (common nettle / grote brandnetel)
  • Urtica urens (dwarf nettle / kleine brandnetel)
  • Verbena officinalis (common verbena / ijzerhard)
    • herb, perennial
    • use as tea for treating infection and fever
  • Viola tricolor (wild pansy / driekleurig viooltje)
  • Vitis vinifera (common grape vine / wijndruif)

Animals

  • birds / vogels
    • Columba palumbus (wood pigeon / houtduif)
    • Corvus monedula (Western jackdaw / kauw)
    • Erithacus rubecula (European robin / roodborstje)
    • Garrulus glandarius (Eurasian jay / gaai)
    • Phasianus colchicus (pheasant / fazant)
    • Pica pica (common magpie / ekster)
    • Troglodytes troglodytes (/ winterkoning)
  • mammals / zoogdieren
    • Felis silvestris catus (domesticated cat / huiskat)
    • Homo sapiens sapiens (human / mens)
    • Mus musculus (house mouse / huismuis)
  • insects / beetles
    • Aphididae (aphid / bladluis)
    • Bombus terrestris (buff-tailed bumblebee / aardhommel)
    • Coccinellae (ladybird / lieveheesbeestje)
    • Formicidae (ant / mier)
    • Pieris rapae (small white / klein koolwitje)
    • Pyrrhocoris apterus (firebug / vuurwants)
    • Sphinx ligustri (privet hawk moth / ligusterpijlstaart)
    • Syrphidae (hoverfly / zweefvlieg)
    • Vanessa atalanta (red admiral / atalanta)

Structures

  • shed at the back
  • greenhouse at the back
    • clad with plastic sheeting
  • greenhouse in the middle
    • May 2020: 5 out of 7 windows smashed in
  • concrete tile seating area and path
  • fence made from wood and chicken wire
  • compost bin
  • two rain barrels

Tools

  • small gardening tools
  • plastic gardening pots

Events

  • humans walk by garden along main path
  • humans sit in garden
  • humans walk, work, harvest in garden
  • cats visit garden
  • last year 836 mm rain, extremely dry from April to September

Precipitation 2019-June 2020:

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 Year   Month    mm
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 2019     1      56
          2      79
          3     100
          4      17
          5      54
          6      77
          7      29
          8      71
          9      36
         10     121
         11      97
         12      99
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 2020     1      47
          2     165
          3      87
          4      19
          5      26
          6     116
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