This is a creeping rosemary from #rhshamptoncourtflowershow a couple years ago. I adore it. Rosemary is fantastic anyway but this has grown well and now creeps over my raised container and keeps it looks lush and green all year round. For some reason this year it’s also decided to flower nearly every single week!? Who’s #rosemary is also flowering through #winter ?
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//DEM BLOOMS// Pearl blooms are possibly my favourite ones! So pretty, and not very common so when they bloom I always take lots of photos!
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Some people say they remind them of aliens with all their twists and tentacles, but that never resonated with me. Aliens are too.. cold. Too foreign. When I was a kid I used to build small unique creatures out of Lego. I never thought of what I would make before I made it. I would pick up the pieces and they would join almost by themselves. Like they already knew what they wanted to become. And suddenly.. I had this totally cute and weird creature in my hands! Each one with a different.. character? personality almost? Anyways. That's as close as I get when I try and put my finger on how I feel about these beautiful giving plants ❤️
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Time to get sowing them seeds. Realised we have a lot more to sow than I expected over the next few months. Not much to do on the plot at the moment, all about nurturing these bad boys and getting them into the greenhouse ready for transferring to plot 48A.
Pumpkins and squashes are right up there as one of my favourite things to eat, I mean grow 😊 I just love all the different shapes and colours, just wish thy didn’t need so much space! I’ll be growing a few new-to-me varieties this year as well as a couple of favourites. Definitely my Munchkins, Baby Boos and a Crown Prince, probably also one plant each of a couple of yet to be decided and see how they do on a patch of unused garden space!
Sitter vid stora fönstret med all snö utanför men framför den varma fuskkaminen utgör det perfekta tillfället att drömma om sommarskörden och förbereda förstå sådden samt sortera alla nya fröer. Svårt att tänka att det där (ändå vackra) snötäcket snart är ersatt av grönska 😍 snart! Snart! Snart!💚🌱 #crazyplantlady#impecta#urbangarden#balkong#cantwait#gladklara
🍃 Weekend harvest ~ Three varieties of kale, two of mustards, arugula, broccoli, bok choy, romaine, turnip greens, and lemons 🌿 Plus #broccolisocksandbirkenstocks. Not planned, but too perfectly ridiculous to pretend it didn't happen 🙃
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💚 Like a proud new mother, I am completely smitten. Our first head of Romanesco! For anyone unfamiliar with this trippy little beauty, it is a brassica (related to broccoli and cauliflower) and tastes similar to cauli, but a bit more nutty, earthy, and crunchy. 🌿
In other news, I spent some time going through old posts and archived many under a new tag: #deannasgardentips. I tagged anything that had some good "meat" to it (hold the meat, please!😋) that you may find helpful or interesting, for example: FAQ on our raised garden bed materials, amendments and compost, hand pollination, companion planting, favorite veggie varieties to grow, seed starting or harvest tips, organic pest control, and so on... along with some posts where I queried you all for your opinion or expertise on something, so those comment sections are loaded with good info. We certainly don't claim to have it all figured out over here! I just thought this may be useful or fun for anyone who wanted to get a feel for some of the practices we use in our garden, or tips we've learned over the years, without having to go through ALL my posts in search of relevant info. And as much as I truly do love helping people and answering questions, I'll admit this was in part a selfish move - this makes it much easier for me to go back and find the more informative posts when I need them for reference, or for when I want to point someone else to them.
I hope this is helpful! Happy Gardening! 🤘🥕🍏🍅🍆🥑🍋
A quick interlude from companion planting…I wanted to share a quick update on how those rosemary stem cuttings that I posted last month were doing. Check out these gorgeous, long and lustrous roots😍 I had to share this because time is of the essence right now my friends if you want a much easier way to grow rosemary than starting from seed. While it’s feasible to grow from seed, it is also very slow going, and the germination rates aren’t the best🐌 So I vote for stem cuttings! These beauties will be potted up in a week or so and place under some grow lights for extra love. My first stem cuttings I did in the fall were pretty much a complete failure. Though I’ve read several places to use only new growth in your cuttings, that just did not work for me at all. What did work was using a combo…snipping off a stem that has some new and older growth on it. The other trick to success was not to have the water too high up. The bare stems were only submerged 1/2-2/3s. I’m so thrilled that this round did so beautifully that I think I’ll start up another😀❤️🌿