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


Dawn on the Veranda

This post 'Dawn on the Veranda' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallse´nius Lindhe in the blog
 The Tyra's Garden  + ABC  Wednesday Challenge


This morning I woke up extremely early and I felt like I already had enough of sleep, I didn’t want to stay in bed any longer. I literally jump out of bed and went downstairs to the kitchen and made myself a nice cup of coffee a then I went outside to the greenhouse to enjoy the dawn. It was very cold and still dark outhere and I lit some candles to lighten and warm up the greenhouse a bit. Well back into the house I went to the veranda I took some picture that I now would like to share with you. I just love the morning light, the morning air and the quiet and solitude one can be so delighted by during these early hours of the morning.

 My 'guardian garden angel' hanging above the seedlings

Aubergine and Basil seedlings

Against the light one can see the pretty 'hairy' stem on a tomato plant. 

Later today I'm gonna sow some greens... heirlooms of course, mostely 'Asian Greens'

Mustard,- Southern Giant Curled
Baker Creeks Arugula
Garden Cress
Chicory - Grumolo Rossa di Verona
Chinese Pak Choy from Baker Creeks Seeds
Jiu Tou Niao Mustard
and a baby Bok Choy Ching Chang

also a flavourful Chef's favourite (it says on the packet) Wrinkled Crinkled Cress

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Nasturtium - Indian Cress

This post 'Nasturtium - Indian Cress' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog

Tropaeolum majus

Edible flowers,

 edible leaves...

  even the fresh seeds are edible!

 This is a perfect little flower for the 'Jardin Potager'. It is a great companion plant, goes well together with beans, broccoli, cabbage, chinese cabbage, collard and fruit trees. It attracts predatory insect wherefore it is a great trap crop. With three big pros the Nasturtiums are a must in my kitchen garden.

1. Edible

2. Pretty colourful flowers

3. Traps the bad guys

The photos for this collage are from the internet, Wikipedia Grand Capucine, Frö and Doradi's garden pages

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