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


Garlic - Allium sativum

This post 'GARLIC' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden

Healthy food in the potager

AUK, did U know that...
Amusing Unnecessery Knowledge:

" Much of the garlic production in the United States is centered on Gilroy, California, which calls itself the 'garlic capital of the world'." I like that, garlic capital of the world.

China produces over 12.000.000 tonnes of garlic, US 222 thousand tonnes and Sweden...well we are not even on the list. I can contribute with 1 kilo or so :-)

This year I planted the garlic together with some houseleeks Sempervivum, just a crazy idea I got, I wonder how this bed will look next summer.

Happy gardening/ TYRA

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Cucurbita Maxima - Uchiki Kuri

This post, 'Cucurbita Maxima - Uchiki Kuri' was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden.
curbita maxima Uchiki Kuri

Japanese Winter Squash

.I planted Cucurbita maxima Duchesne 'Uchiki Kuri' this year and I got two and one wasn't even big enough to save so I had to throw that one away. But the one I saved looks nice doesn't it, however when I look at other pictures of this variety of Kuri they don't look the same! Is it really what it said on the label a Uchiki Kuri? Well perhaps they differ a lot in size etc. Anyway I'm looking forward to do something nice in the kitchen with this little fellow later this winter but first it has to mature a month or two in the greenhouse.

"This is an improved Hubbard-type squash with orange-red rind, creamy yellow, thick flesh that is very sweet and nutty flavored. The approximate weight for Uchiki Kuri is 1.5 kg or 3.3 lbs. Use in soups, stir-fries and pies. Bred in Japan, this winter squash is popular braised in dashi stock, or for a Thai dish, braised in coconut milk."


Maturity: Approx. 100 days
Planting season: Late spring to early summer


Don't be a stranger - Do write something/ TYRA

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A box of goodies - No. 1 Cherokee Purple


We are now in the month of October and I can still harvest some great vegetables from the greenhouse. Here I got a box full of goodies, bell peppers, red hot chilli peppers and some lovely tomatoes; Great White, Plum Lemon, Gardener’s Delight, Green Zebra and last Cherokee Purple this year favourite.

Read more about my huge Cherokee purple here in - A Beauty or a Beast The first tomatoes this growing season were huge and very meaty flesh, one can certainly understand why they are called beef tomatoes. The tomatoes that ripened later were considerably smaller and I do prefer the smaller Cherokee tomatoes. they are definitely not the best looking tomatoes but the taste is great.

No. 1 (2009)

It is Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions!

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