Monday, June 13, 2016

Status from our garden

These pictures are a couple of weeks old by now, the status is overflowing with green - but they do show off Hubby's boxes quite nicely. 

In these three we have salad (tasty, we've been having it for dinner for over a week, not that it shows), cabbage (knot?), yellow plum tomatoes, red cherry tomatoes, strawberries, corn, peppers (paprika, two different kinds), sugarsnaps and lavender. 

By our front door hangs a pot of stemorsblomster - which looked rather miserable when I bought them, but they've turned out quite nice. I think they like it there.

And in our kitchen there's still some experiments growing. My ginkoplant is in the transition from stick to plant with green leaves these days. There's another lavender in a pot, and some lemon thyme our neighbour gave us, and some coriander (trying to use it in our cooking, as it seems to be growing into something else..?). And then there's this one. Can you guess what it is?

It's ginger. Yup, we had a piece of ginger root left over from one of the spring colds (lemon tea with ginger and honey is wonderful!) and instead of just leaving it to dry and ending up throwing it out, I planted it in a small pot with dirt, covered it with plastic and left it for forever (or so it seemed). I think it took about 3-4 weeks before we could see a small, green stem of something growing, and after moving it to a bigger pot, it really started to grow. Might plant it outside at some point - we're talking about making or buying another box for plants to have by the front door - mostly for herbs and such, but there's been things to do lately (like painting and life) so that point on our schedule hasn't been crossed out yet.

Hope you're having a good summer! 

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