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


Weather setback!

Hohoo, Yohooo spring where did you go.....?

Cool and pale, true Scandinavian colours, the greenhouse in Tyra's Garden March 2008.
I thought we were going to have an early spring but oh... no. Someone up there decided differently. Last week we got about 10 cm of snow! Yes it's pretty but not now, snow is perfect during the Christmas holiday and the months of January and February that's it! Now we have passed Easter and March is soon coming to an end and I want to see spring flowers, buds and small leaves. When it looks like this I can't ever take out my seedling to the greenhouse. My veranda is full to the limit of its capacity and a little bit more....seedlings everywhere. OK I'll stop whining and show you a nice bouquet of flowers instead.
Tulipa and Ranunculus aren't they just beautiful together?

Veronicas bukett.

Underbara tulpaner som faktiskt liknar pioner, så bedårande vackra och särskillt tillsammans med dessa vita ranuklerna.

Nu hörde jag på väderprognosen att det skulle bli blidväder till helgen, vi får hålla tummarna att Kung Bore släpper sitt grepp.

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Apples - pruning and juice

Late winter to early spring, now it's time to prune, cut and trim the apple trees, I actually do it twice a year, now and one's during the JAS period (July-Aug.-Sept). The Anthropologists in Sweden recommend the JAS pruning and I think it makes sence. During that period it is often much more dry and the trees recover faster after the pruning. Another plus is that it is a more pleasant time to do it, it's not as cold as it is at this time of the year.
Vinteräpplen/Winter apples, the picture is taken in the month of October.

This is one of my favorite, perfect for pies and other food. Matures in September. Unfortunately I don't know the name, do you know by any chance?

Mogna äpplen färdiga att skörda, är det någon som känner igen vilken sort det är? I så snälla hör av dej! Jag skulle bli jätteglad.

Apple tree "in floribus" at Engarn. Äppelblom så ljuvligt rosa.
It takes 2 kilos of apples to make 1 liter fresh apple juice. This is my favorite brand, from Kivik. Kivik is the "appletown" of Sweden. I served this juice well chilled in beautiful crystal glasses on New Year Eve and all the guest were amazed over the fantastic drink and it was nonalcoholic!

Det går åt 2 kilo äpplen att göra en liter färskpressad äppeljuice, har ni prövat dessa absolut underbar juicerna. Jag bjöd på dem på nyårsafton i små vackra selterglas och det blev en "wowvadärdethärförgott" reaktion bland gästerna. Det var nästan att de ville ha den istället för Champagne på tolvslaget!


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