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

Monday

I'm taking 'Green' Leaves to a Higher Level

This year I'm trying to grow salad leaves above the ground in containers/racks and that is just to get to the lettuce before the slugs and snails does. First I constructed a bed above the ground just like the Mayas did in ancient times, it worked just fine but I think the construction was a bit weak so now I’m using a carpet beating rack and it works just brilliant. Each day I can now harvest fresh, clean lettuce for my dinner.




My new collander I got from my daughter Veronica filled with goodies from the potager. 


Crispy 'Tourbillion' seedlings


Red Wing Lettuce, an excellent mix from Baker Creek Seeds


Radicchio




Here is one of my friends and I can assure you it has still plenty to eat.




Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelion


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27 comments:

villager said...

I think growing lettuce and greens above ground is a great idea. I'm growing some in window boxes and other containers, in addition to the ones I have planted in the ground. Containers are a great way to keep pests like rabbits away too.

Your greens look lovely!

Daphne said...

I've never thought of raising the bed to keep the slugs/snails away. I don't tend to have slug problems in my lettuce though. My brassicas are another story. Poor things.

Meredith said...

Lovely idea, and lovely harvest. (I harvest lettuce in my colander, too! :)

I had no idea about the Maya using that method. Thanks for sharing!

joey said...

Raised beds are a great idea, Tyra ... wish I had some but by the time I'd get back from the lake, nothing would be left except the fattest rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks in the village. Good luck!

vrtlarica said...

Great idea for growing lettuce!
Lovely color of that mix lettuce.

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gittan said...

Oj, du skördar redan jag hoppas få sått min sallad i helgen =) / kram gittan

Ottawa Gardener said...

As long as there's enough for everyone to share. What a beautiful collection of leaves!

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Lynne said...

Tyra, your greenhouse is beautiful, and those salad greens look lovely. I grow my veggies in raised boxes, in high up planters on the deck railings, and hanging in baskets from the eaves, not because of the slugs but because of the deer that come through my yard. They will eat any veggies, or flowers that they can reach!

Naturegirl said...

Tyra: What a brilliant idea to plant lettuce in pots! I shall give it a try!
I'm sure those that live in highrises may get inspired too!
Enjoying this years garden season..anna xo

*Ulrike* said...

I am going to have to try that as the ones I put into the ground are laughing at me by not doing a thing!!

Build your own greenhouse said...

The look of your garden is truly refreshing. I like the photograph of Red Wing Lettuce. Is it available to every seed server? And you did'nt forget that tiny li'l snail!

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colorchic said...

Lettuces are beautiful! We've been enjoying spinach, kale & arugula. I can hardly wait for the green beans!

Web Designer Philippines said...

Those greens look very good. They would make a delicious salad.

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how to build a greenhouse said...

Planting can be a nice way to help the environment and also ourselves! And as for your greens, they looked healthy.

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Elva Brown said...

i want to know as i am looking for greenhouses but alot cost £200 or more.. is this good? would it let in enough sun light and bugs that need to be let in to help my pants? i'm growing tomato's peppers, potato things like that

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