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


June in my Potager Garden

This post 'June in my Potager Garden' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog The Greenhouse

June in my Potager Garden

At this time of the year the potager is in full bloom. All the different colourful Pansies, Poppies and Allium to mention a few. The harvest has started too, mostly green leaves, herbs and radishes. But very soon I can dig up the first potatoes and pick strawberries and cherries, looking forward to that.

I made a pleasant discovery among the plants in my potager and that is that the unripe seed-capules of the garden cress are delicious and they are pretty too. When you bite into the seed its soft and moist inside and a very peppery strong in the taste. I read somewhere what garden cress is also called 'poor mans pepper' and now I understand why.

Mini I've just thinned out the carrots.
But they actually ended up in a wok later that day.


Potager Pie

A pie with the first greens from the garden, mostly a bunch of weeds actually.  Nettles, gound-elder Aegopodium podagraria, Sweet Cicely Myrrhis odorata and some young shoots from hops Humulus lupulus

In the greenhouse thrives the tomatoes and the peppers but also my Geraniums. I just love this reliable and durable flower, that blooms so grand year after year. No fuss at all!


In a few days we celebrate Midsummer here in Scandenavia and I wish you all a Happy Holiday

Glad midsommar!

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