I think lettuce is very underrated, particularly good, crisp, crunchy, juicy, fresh lettuce. It’s not uncommon to find slightly sad, wilted, or limp lettuce in salads and sandwiches these days, dressed up in the hopes that we wont notice whats hiding beneath and holding up all our nuts, seeds, protein, vegetables and sauce. I’ll even admit to it myself actually, hiding saggy lettuce underneath a diversionary flavour sensation, not intentionally, usually because I didn’t get to it in time. Hmm, it’s not like I forgot there was lettuce in my fridge, but my attempts at making a fresh salad everyday can be thwarted by invitations to lunch or dinner, or there’s been the lure of additional ingredients which have overridden that of my humble lettuce, or my tastebuds have had other ideas all together. Like cake! Continue reading
GROW: New Moon Planting
For Christmas I was gifted with a sensational growing tray for my start-up garden! It has lots of little spaces for planting my seeds, a nice big domed lid so that I have (a little more) control over the growing conditions of my seedlings, and air vents to (help) adjust the humidity!
How much Mother Nature actually allows me to temper her dramatic swings up here in the tropics is yet to be seen!
I have been eager to plant my seeds and get my garden up and fruiting, however some previous failures Continue reading
GROW: Somehow Their Grass Is Always Greener…
Now I’m starting to wonder if it’s just me or if my plants have a preference for living over at the neighbours?!?!
Maybe that’s going a little too far, after all I have had my share of successful seeds sprouting. The problem was that it didn’t get much further than that due to my absence! (And little baby plants don’t like absence any more than little baby people I’ve found!!). So when I left this time I left my little baby plants in the very capable green-tipped hands Continue reading
GROW: Re-birth, for lives lost.
So… let’s try again shall we. Today is re-seeding and re-planting day!!!
My initial attempt at growing food from seed was at first a success, but was swiftly followed by heart breaking results as I left my seedlings unattended for too long! 😦
So today I’ve taken the pots, the soil and the seeds out onto the porch for some sunshine happy “green-thumbing”!!!
I arranged everything that I needed (including the mug of fresh coffee and the organic chocolate) Continue reading