Friday, 4 May 2012

Another great interesting herb--gotta love lovage!

I'm still getting used to the touchscreen on the iPad but slowly I'll adjust. I can't figure out how to add pictures to the blog so that will have to wait until I return from holiday....but I suppose I will have to be more creative and illustrate with my words...fancy that!

In a world of zip boom bam....perhaps I can entice you to the exotic world of perennial herbs with my words!

To be honest, lovage looks a bit like celery, and tastes like it too...although a bit stronger. It is quite nice and tall so nice in the back of an herb is the secret ingredient of Maggi seasoning that is revelled by german now you know the rest of the story....I got a little worried this year (the second year) and was about to plant some seeds from seed...then  realised that it is coming up again!

My difficulty with gardening is that I love to grow, but I am a miser...I don't utilise my plants like I should! I'm afraid to cut back....and I need to eat before the cold! This year I will eat more lovage! Maybe I will learn to make my own Maggi!

Anyway here are some recipes!


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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Rainy day ramblings! Tithonia for a bit of sunshine

Finally we get some sun....on Sunday evening!  However, all was not in vain!  I did accomplish alot this weekend, albeit slow!  I graveled my area around my raised bed that only grew weeds (and will keep slugs away!) I also cleaned the garage, so you can walk through it (imagine that!) and I can use the nice bench to piddle with my seedlings and grow on my plants instead of all through the house windowsills!  I did, however, as it was a rainy weekend, look through some more seeds...after pulling up weeds in my pathways, I decided I would try creeping thyme in their place...I also have been dying to try to grow an old favourite...Tithonia!  I hope it grows well here!

I dont really know where I will grow it, although I have space..

I have a wonderful link I found with more information how to grow tithonia.

Enjoy, and think of the sun....I'm running out to see the few rays this weekend!!

BTW.....I think this will not be a tomato year...for those of us without greenhouses....I'm not giving up, however!