Garden Journal Challenge Wrap Up - APRIL WINNERS!

As host of the Garden Journal Challenge this month, I feel like I've been on an Open Garden world tour! Everything is at different points in its growth cycle when you have a world of gardens to see. I've joined people for garden preparation, seed planting, transplanting, harvesting and plant buying.

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How gorgeous are all these garden selfies!



Let's start in the Philippines with our first entry from @afterglow, who has been weeding and re-revealing his little Eggplant gems. I wonder how long it will be before we see the first fruits from them.
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Then a visit to @luckylaica who has everything going on from seed sowing, to transplanting and harvesting. There is even some recycling happening to extend the growing area off the ground.
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All our Filipino gardeners seem determined to make me jealous with their luscious gardens. This time we join @discoveringarni as she barters, transplants, re-pots and even harvests some huge beans!
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Then it's over to Indonesia to watch @umirais transplant crops into the garden. There is so much ginger and those bananas are looking good too!
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Next we head to Vietnam to see @tuocchu's passionfruit vines. In true food forest fashion these are being grown among pepper trees, bringing in a second crop to the same area of soil, with plans to plant beans in there soon as well.
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Also in Asia @uhighboy has been transplanting pandan from a cutting into a pot, in order to get it established ready for going in the garden.
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Shooting over to Nigeria we get to see @rheda's bumper harvest of cucumbers happening, with lots of melons developing too. Here we have more than just a garden, it's a thriving small scale farm.
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Over in Turkey the cherry blossoms are out, so @uzercanan is taking us on a tour of her friend's orchard.
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Staying in Turkey a bit longer, we take a tour with @baycan around a tangerine orchard in Antalya, the land of citrus fruits.
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Let's move on to Serbia where @nikolina is waiting for seeds to sprout and enjoying the stone fruit blossoms on the trees.
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Then we're off to another new destination to join @fotostef in Crete, see the Botanic Gardens and share why this would be his fantasy farm. There is certainly lots of inspiration to be found here.

It's not that I am dreaming of a farm exactly like this park but the biodiversity, the unorthodox mixture of plants coming from different continents and climates as well as the overall feeling, are pretty close to my fantasy!

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While we're here, we may as well join @fotostef's partner @traisto to catch up on what their own farm is doing. It's looking pretty close to fantasy level for me already! Just look at all these seedlings ready to go into the soil:

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In Italy we get a video tour of a hillside garden with a view with our next tour guide, @clareartista. This incredible garden puts me in mind of The Secret Garden, especially as we hear how much trimming and clearing has been happening to get it where it is.


In Germany, @exator is preparing for the warmer weather with seedlings, seeds musings and shows us lots of chilli plants, which led into a wonderful discussion on heat and flavour.
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Journeying on to Venezuela, @multifacetas is battling water shortages and heat, in order to keep her plants alive. She brings us indoors where they are sheltering in pots until the weather allows for them to be transferred outside.
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While we're here, let's visit @fanyokami who shares her passion for cacti and succulents with us. First we get to visit an exhibition and then see her own collection.
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Not too far away @coquicoin has been growing tomatoes and they've been getting some tasty harvests.
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Next is a combination mystery destination as @proto26 takes us from the gardens in his temperate fatherland back home to his own garden. From curcubits to cacti and even striking air plants, it's an enjoyable tour to take.
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Elsewherein the world, @owasco shares her frustrations at the periwinkle taking over her garden. Is this a pest plant where you live or a desirable ornamental? Anyway, it's a good job she's been clearing and preparing, because the expected delivery of bare root blueberries arrived early and needed to go into the ground immediately!
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We finish up in Australia with @blingit's big garden project coming together and she includes some bonus garden selfies just for us!
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After that exciting but tiring tour, let's get to the winners!

Vegetable garden prize @luckylaica @rheda

Passion garden prize @clareartista @blingit @fanyokami

I couldn't decide on this one, so I'll be adding another 5 Hive of my own to the pot in order to include them all.

And the random generator picked @multifacetas for the selfie Prize

Congratulations, 5 Hive each is heading your way!

Last, but by no means least, the winner of @riverflows' comment challenge post from last week is @ligayagardener!


I forgot to include @cesarj21 as beneficiary for the selfie use in the challenge post, so I'm including him here. Thank you for being such a great cover model for us! I'm also including a beneficiary for @owasco for the ongoing delegation to @gardenhive, thank you.

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Congratulations to the chosen friends, I hope our gardens will be abundant🥰

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Wow, I'm so happy. It feels like I have already fulfilled my childhood dream to have a great garden where I can take food for my family and I just remembered those days when I was a kid when I was crying when my friends used to pull out and stamp my garden plants when we quarrel. Now I have somebody virtually who appreciates my garden journey (aside from friends and family). I want to work harder and plant more and more now 😁. Thank you so much @minismallholding and @riverflows and the rest of the @hivegarden team, aside from the price I'm so happy to be one of the winners. Thank you so much 😍😍😍.

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So it's been a life long love of yours! That must be why your garden does so well, a life time of practice. 🙂

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It brings such joy to my heart, opening my laptop this morning and seeing all these glorious sharings!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting windows into other gardens around the world - the greatest gift - as I wrestle passionately with invasive species and rising heat, insects and steep hills, to bring harmony and beauty to a very overgrown hillside in Italy: some snapshots from recent days below... Thank you hugely to @minismallholding for your generous gift to reward my post!! It feels lovely to have my hard work witnessed and blessed; it is a truly spiritual task labouring away by myself and no-one seeing it! It does feel like a secret garden - and my magical alchemical journey entwined with it...

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It really is an incredible garden and you are obviously so passionate about it! As you move further into spring I am imagining how green and colourful it will become.

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Cool ... I was like what I read and see here ☺😅👌👌👌

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Glad you enjoyed, even if you only manage to get through a few of the amazing entries.

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I going to look them all soon ☺👌👌

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congratulations to all winners. It was a pleasure to participate in the competition, thank you to everyone who contributed. 🤗🙏

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Woow...
I'm super excited to be amongst the list..

This will surely motivate me to improve on my gardening skills..
Thanks @minismallholding and @riverflows for this contest.

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Thank you for joining us and sharing. I hope your harvests continue to be bountiful.

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Congratulations to the winners (^_^), it is so much fun seeing gardens from different places. By the way, this is again a nice wrap-up @minismallholding, I love it.

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Congratulations to everyone featured here and their amazing gardens.

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For someone with absolutely no green thumb what so ever (I am basically a plant hospice) I absolutely love these photos and admire these gardeners for making their own paradises. Keep up the lovely work everyone!

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I'm not the best at keeping plants alive myself, but I still like to try. Lol!

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it's the thought that counts ..... I think 🤣🙈

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I am not a green finger too xD But How much I love to garden a lot xxx.

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That's a lot of gardening going on!
!hivebits
!luv

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oh WOW what an awesome collection of gardens around the world!!! impressive to say the least that everyone comes from such different backgrounds.

many thanks for my part in the win. I'm working so hard on turning this area of concrete into food.

I wish i could read all the garden stories right now but i am mid "bed time" trying to get two over exited kids into bed..

Happy gardening all.

love and light

Blingit

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Yay! Congratulations to this month's winners and all who entered too! It's amazing to go around the world and visit each one's gardens :)

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It's an amazing thing to be able to understand the various ways to be able to grow crops.

To all my friends in this beloved community I hope we can always present with plants for the future and I already have ideas for how to grow strawberries from polybags.

Greetings to success to everyone

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Congratulations to the winners!
It is fun to see all those gardens around the world :)

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^^ Reading and watching the result, I am so moved. Thank you @minismallholding for summarizing all amazing gardens as well as those beatiful owner of gardens. A lot of stories, a lot of experiences and joys were showing in one post. I love you guys so so much, love our community a lot too. And a big congrats for the winners and the attendances. All of us are winner because we did, we practised until we can built for each of us a wishing garden. I love @minismallholding tooooo xxx A lot of kisses send to all ^^

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Why thank you!!! It's a good thing I read posts from beginning to end, or I would have missed the beneficiary business. I appreciate it very much! It is sure to be a great month in Hive Garden!

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We appreciate all the support for the community, so it's a pleasure to give a little back.

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Congratulations to all the winning gardeners and all the participants. It was a beautiful experience to travel the world through your gardening, it's quite a show this publication, thanks to @minismallholding. Reading it encourages me to continue with this passion for gardening. Thank you all. I am so happy to be one of the winners, what luck!😁😁😁

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Great tickets. I also got jealous with @umirais ginger. I also loved the original pots of @fanyokami and the red @coquicoin tomatoes. Congratulations to all for your work.

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Thank you!!! I'm glad you loved it!! all those succulents were beautiful!!

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Yeess!! This is awesome! I am really happy to win something!! although I didn't get to finish the 2nd post, I appeciate to be be taken into account!!! Thanks so much for this I hope everyone likes the post! I read many of those and I can say I LOVE this garden travel through Hive!!

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Your passion for cacti shone through in your first post already, but I won't discourage more posts on gardens anyway. 😁

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How kind of you @minismallholding! Thank you so much for even mentioning me. I thought I could be a part of this challenge but didn't make it on time. Still, I was amazed by the quality of all of those posts, stunning beautiful pictures, and accomplishments from all of those gardeners. Well done everybody!

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Sorry you missed this time around, but hopefully you'll make it to next month's.

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I feel like I've been on an Open Garden world tour!

This is exactly how I feel @minismallholding, this is the absolute magic of #gardenjournal!
Thank you for the mention, always a great pleasure to be part of this beautiful community!

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So may incredibly beautiful gardens and plants. Thank you so much for this curated post. I'm new to the block chain and I'm so happy to have found this little corner of the hive. I will definitely need to curate my own garden journal here.

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