✨Yesterday I finally bought a lemon tree! 🍋🍋 I’ve been wanting to buy a lemon tree for years but I kept putting it in the ‘too hard basket’. 😬 We currently rent our house & I was worried about how a lemon tree would grow in a pot 🤔 I was also worried about having to move the tree when we eventually buy a house.... I then realised that I have so many other gardening supplies some of which are much heavier - what’s another large pot/tree? 😂😂 I chose a lemon meyer because they are supposedly the best variety for pots. I’m a bit nervous because it’s not a ‘traditional lemon’ but I figure I can always buy a different variety at a later date if required 💛
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Aucuba Japonica “Variegata”
Gold Dust Aucuba
An evergreen shade loving shrub with upright stems of large glossy green leaves that are heavily spotted with yellow.
The Garlic Scape Harvest 2019 - in a 4x4 foot space we grow 100 heads of garlic which is enough for my family for the year. As a bonus, we also get all these yummy scapes to use in chimichuri and pesto sauce, compound butter and stir fries, salad dressings and burritos. 🌱💚🌱
#garlicscapes #gardenharvest #growiteatit
How are you northern hemisphere dwellers going with your tomato’s? What varieties are you growing? I’m missing mine! I have some left in the freezer for cooking but had to buy fresh tomato’s from the shop and I wish I didn’t bother 🤣 zero flavour!
Cherry season is here and we are surely enjoying them. This is the time of the year when we load up on all the fruits from our garden. It's nice to have a veriaty of fruit that you know have no chemicals and are fresh and full of nutrients.
Because gardening isn't all success, it's important to acknowledge failure. We can then decide to move on or dig in an learn and improve. I love ranunculous (is the plural of ranunculous ranunculi?.. anyways). This past spring, I started 11 corms in some potting mix to pre sprout them while the ground thawed and weather improved. But our unusual spring threw a wrench in my plants. The corms sprouted in the garage. They got leggy. Leaves were yellowing. But I planted them out into containers anyways when the weather improved. Only one of the corms is producing flowers. However they are certainly not in any cutting shape. Short stems. When I bought the corms in the winter I was imaging bountiful arrangements and now I have one measly flower. Beautiful nonetheless. I'm not sure if I should even bother next year. Let's hope the zinnias and dahlias give me all the blooms I need to fill a few vases... If summer ever decides to show up.
Comfrey is a controversial plant. Many gardeners have it growing somewhere whether it’s a relic of a past garden or used to make plant feed. Bees and other pollinators love it too and for that reason alone it’s a fabulous plant to have in an organic garden. I have several clumps in my allotment and use the leaves as a compost activator, a feed, and also in ointments. The reason I use it? In one study it’s been shown to accelerate skin healing by 58%. In my latest recipe, I share how to use homegrown comfrey to make comfrey oil -- an ingredient in last week's healing hand salve recipe. I also introduce how to use comfrey safely and why it's so controversial. Have a read via the link in bio 🌱
Paddling round Kungsholmen in central Stockholm.
I did pause for a short while as I happened across a beaver in the city...didn’t manage to take a picture as he dove a bit too fast so waited around Incase he came back 😅
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The first crop of #radishes are mostly all picked/pulled/harvested💚
The space has been replaced with #carrots #beets #tomatoes and #eggplant. #CompanionPlants
Some chives are nearby- I cut the remaining chive flowers before they dried and turned to seed. Those seeds are tiny and will invade a garden. All good if you want to share chives. If not, remove them ahead of time. New chives will grow again this season, but won’t provide nearly the same amount of those gorgeous purple flowers.💜
They will help repel harsh insects.
The #Cilantro plant is HUGE! The flowers are attracting all kinds of pollinators, including birds! They’ll eat harsh insects.
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For the past few months, I have been buying plants on clearance for our front yard landscaping project. One of them is this Butterfly Bush (Buddleja “Lochinch”) which is flowering like crazy with the most gorgeous blooms. Scored this beauty for $5. Clearance racks for the win! #butterflybush
The bush beans are coming in strong! This year we are mostly growing black beans plus a few dragons tongue and cantare (a classic French variety). #homegrown #tootsieroll
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First zucchini of the season excited to start harvesting summer produce. #zucchini #squash
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Happy “Houseplants Heading Outside” Day 🌞
I did this last year for the first time and it nearly doubled the size of my plants over the season. The extra sun and exposure to more air flow/heat does wonders ✨I use the same hardening off method that I use on veggie seedlings by slowly increasing the time my houseplants are outside by a couple hours each day for like a week or so. This big beauty is going to live in the greenhouse with a few other tropicals too🌿