22 December

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Large parts of Western-Pommerania and, thus, Greifswald, Jarmen and Toitin were under Swedish rule 1648 from 1815. Our pretty Swedish Christmas angels in the Manor House are a reminder of this period. Perhaps one more reason to reflect on Swedish Christmas traditions and traditional songs. God jul och gott nytt år! We wish you restful […]

15 December

Planting-house Juliana

Planting-house  Juliana

Mild weather in December was conducive for progress on the construction of the new planting-house. In a newly developed part of the garden, foundations could be laid without obstruction from heavy frost. The 50 square meters greenhouse then got the assembled by a team of greenhouse experts. The new outdoor facilities will be completed in […]

21 November

We welcome Ms Astrakhan to the garden

We welcome Ms Astrakhan to the garden

Autumn is the time to plant fruit trees. This year we welcome a very special tree in the garden of Groß Toitin, namely the Red Astrakhan. This apple tree features prominently in the the book by Elsa Beskow – the famous Swedish children’s book author and painter – “Lasse in the Garden”. In the book […]

12 October

Autumn in Groß Toitin

Autumn in Groß Toitin

Schon mischt sich Rot in der Blätter Grün, Reseden und Astern im Verblühn, Die Trauben geschnitten, der Hafer gemäht, Der Herbst ist da, das Jahr wird spät. Und doch (ob Herbst auch) die Sonne glüht – Weg drum mit der Schwermut aus deinem Gemüt! Banne die Sorge, genieße, was frommt, Eh Stille, Schnee und Winter […]

15 September

The harvest in Groß Toitin

The harvest in Groß Toitin

An integral part of our garden harvest is the Groß Toitin onion and the red potato “Laura”. Our garden onions are not easy to peel and nastily eye-watering, but make up for this with a fresh, spicy onion flavour in both fried and cooked dishes. Together with bacon from the Biomanufaktur “Landwert” in Stahlbrode, onions […]