The Greenhouse,

is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile

Tuesday

Cushions and Solanum lycopersicum L.

I stopped at IKEA in Uppsala on the way home from my "summerhouse" and found these adorable new cushions. I just couldn´t resist them, they look a little bit to new and "clean" for the greenhouse but time and the sun will soon fix that. IKEA also had a lot of nice things for the garden, pots, candleholders etc.....no,no, not this time.

This year I´ve promised myself not to plant anything without putting a name tag in the pot. So far it works. I think it´s very annoying to have a plant that you love and you don´t remember it´s name. This is one of this growing seasons missions. Now I´ve been thinking of registering all the plants, that will be a nice thing to do during the cold winter, to catalogue Tyra´s Garden.
Late afternoon, perfect for a break. Teatime in the greenhouse.

The tomato plants are coming along fine I think. I´ve planted 5 different kinds this year. I also laborate with different soil mixtures, exiting stuff. What kind of soil do you use?
Tomatoes in Tyras Trädgård
swedish page with all the different tomatoes
There is some ideas about growing tomatoes, from Garden Action UK.

Buying tomato plants ready to plant directly outside
Sow tomato seed directly in the soil outside
Sow tomato seed in pots indoors (windowsill)
Sow tomato seed in pots outside with cloche protection
Sowing under fluorescent lights (in the garage or similar)
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Have a really nice day/TYRA

4 comments:

Emilie said...

Jag kan tanka mig att det det blir en alledeles utmarkt kudde att lagga huvudet pa till Ring Sa Spelar Vi eller lite kryss... :) Lovar att 'provligga'! Kram!

Lis said...

Thanks for the visit and a nice surprise to see beautiful photos on your blog. I enjoyed your garden photos as well and I will come and visit often.
Lis

Tyra said...

Wilkommen Lis, thank you for stopping by. Danke schön.
Emilie längtar efter våra "kryss" stunder, men du kommer ju snaaart.

Barbee' said...

Your greenhouse is charming. What a treasure of windows you found. I am very impressed that you could build the greenhouse.