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


My love for Cabbage

Perhaps it sounds rather strange to say that one love cabbage, but I really do. I think there are some very beautiful varieties of cabbages. Nero di Toscana is certainly a favorite, it is so very good lookin’ though not that tasty unfortunately or perhaps I don’t really know how to cook it properly. Any great recipes? This year I grow Red Express, Portland Briggs and Cabbage Kalibos. The last one is new for me, seeds from Plants of Distinction, this is what they say about Kalibos, - resurrected from the past. Ideal distinct shape and colour for pickling, coleslaw and shredding on salads. The colour remains if steamed and there is very little waste.
Sounds perfect to me. Here I proudly carry out my cabbage seedlings, time to harden off the plants before planting them in my potager.

Cabbage seedlings in a box.

Portland Briggs seedling.

Cabbage Brassica Yin & Yang in Tyra's Garden and Cabbage Soup recipe.

To all of you - Have a happy weekend/ Tyra


Spring cleaning

Well now it's done, the annual spring cleaning. It is no fun job to do but it has to be done and someone has to do it. Now I have taken all the seedling out (almost) and left in the greenhouse are the tomatoes and peppers. A few Geraniums, Auriculas and Roses just to add colour and scent. The cushions are cleaned and aired, now I have earned a nap on the sofa...but seriously, I hardly lay down for more than 5 minutes. I always seems to find something that I just have to do. But it is really nice be able to lay down those few minutes to straighten out the back, catch a moment and philosophize...