Showing posts with label saffron sativus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label saffron sativus. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Edibles Update

My son and I bought some alfafa seeds and it was really fun watching the seeds germinate and grow from pale seedlings into green leafy sprouts.  I had prawns & alfafa sprouts sandwich for breakfast. My son does not enjoy vegetables (though I do force him to eat) so he just had a biteful of my sandwich and decided to stick with his  toast with orange marmalade & cheese.
On Sunday my hubby helped me to easily dig up my artichoke green globe clump (I could not even drive the spade into the soil!) I divided the three and replanted them. For the last few days the artichoke plants looked good in the morning but were in a wilting condition when evening arrived. I am praying they will survive this dividing and re-planting.
The saffron plants around the peach tree seem to be dying down. They certainly dont look very glamorous.
Those saffron in the planter look like lush grass and not ready to die down yet.
These are baby spinach which my son and I have planted. They have emerged but growing slowly in this cold weather. Well, spinach are cool season vegetables anyway.
 We use fruit containers as mini cloches over the spinach to trap as much warmth from the sun as possible.
 This little pak choy in my fig tree pot is growing very well. Time to harvest for soup.
 These two pak choys have been harvested for soup. Very tender!

 I am still harvesting my chilli fire chillies even though it is mid-winter! What a joy!
 I finally dug up the last of my two burdock plant. It was labourious digging and tugging but I managed to dig up a whole big basket of burdock. I have used them for soup (though I did not eat the root, just the yummy soup). I will be using them for stir fry tonight.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saffron Crocus Finally Showing!

6 of my 12 Saffron bulbs from Tessalaar have finally emerged around the peach tree.
1 of the 2 Artichoke Green Globe has produced 4 new shoots.
The two Clementis The President seem to have taken the soil next to the small black gate fine.
Snow peas growing.
Protected my aloe veras from the coming cold.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Choko, Coriander, Saffron Sativus, Chives, Thai Basil, Poppy, EChinaea (Cornflower) & Strawberry Delight

I planted some flower seeds last Friday outside the garage where there is a strip of soil. Cornflower (Echinaea), Poppy and Foxglove. It rained and rained almost the whole of this week. So far I have not seen the seeds germinated. I also planted some Mustard seeds (Biomulch) and Clover seeds in Patch F. The patch is empty now and the mustard and clover when grown, will be dug into the soil as nutrients for the soil.
My bittermelon plants are crawling up the trellis and have flowers but no fruit yet. I doubt I would ever get one this seaon since they only started growing December.
All 11 strawberry delight plants have done well and growing! They are all in styrofoam boxes which leak which is great because the boxes will not collect rainwater and drown the plants. Yeah more strawberries next season!!!
My thai basil are doing very well even with the cold rains. I hope I would be able to keep them alive through the coming cold winter months.
Chives (Asian type) have survived the dividing and re-planting. All I need is some support as the long leaves are falling all over the place.
The planter of saffron sativus crocus are growing. So far those 12 under my peach tree havent sprouted yet and I am beginning to wonder if I have planted them too dig. :(
Surprise find! Lots of coriander seeds have sprouted where the old coriander plants were. Very happy gardener here!
I decided to invest in a choko few days ago. I love to grow perenial fruiting plants, vegetables and flowers because I dont have to pay money to keep planting new plants. So I thought choko would be a good idea. It has gorgeous leaves, is perenial and bears fruits for dishes. This morning I found the base looking a bit different. Something is sprouting. I guess it could be the root. Many websites talk about choko planting but they never ever mention properly how to plant it. So I chose to place it in a bowl and see it sprout instead of planting it straight into the ground.
"All that mankind needs for good health and healing is provided by God in nature...the challenge of Science is to find it." - Paracelcus, the father of Pharmcology, 1493 - 1541