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Following conversations with Zandalee about plants generally and herbs specifically, I thought it would be nice to have a thread here about what we are growing - particularly (since this is a main interest of mine) edible plants - without hi-jacking other threads ;).

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Following conversations with Zandalee about plants generally and herbs specifically, I thought it would be nice to have a thread here about what we are growing - particularly (since this is a main interest of mine) edible plants - without hi-jacking other threads ;).

Good idea..gardening eatable herbs and veggies are a true passion. Herb for healing the body and soul.
Thank you Crowan.

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I cleared out the last of the winter veg from the greenhouse today and planted up a small bed of lemongrass, Thai basil, ginger, Vietnamese coriander and chilli.
I got my tomatoes in last month and they seem to be doing okay.

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I cleared out the last of the winter veg from the greenhouse today and planted up a small bed of lemongrass, Thai basil, ginger, Vietnamese coriander and chilli.
I got my tomatoes in last month and they seem to be doing okay.

Wow Lemongrass...I never have luck. I am impressed. My tomatoes are ok so far. Each for me is different in tomato department. Parsley and colianders are doing good. Hopefully this season will be fruitful.

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I have two aloe vera and tomato plants

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I have two aloe vera and tomato plants

Love both of these plants...enjoy growing it is so fun and at times and truly a learning experience especially with vegetables... each year is different. Welcome

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Inside the main greenhouse:
Beds on the left - tomatoes, nasturtiums, basil, chilli, parsley and strawberries (most of the strawberries are outside, but I ran out of room there).
Beds on the right - Vietnamese coriander, more basil, ginger, 'Salad Bowl' lettuce, more parsley, lemon verbena, French tarragon and stevia.
In the pots - American white sage, with dahlias behind. The small pots on the shelving are Greek basil.

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Camellia sinensis (Tea):

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I love those pictures, thanks for sharing, makes it all so much more real. I couldn't have a greenhouse that isn't split level though, all that bending and kneeling lol. Yours is very well kept and clean and tidy well done πŸ™‚

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Inside the main greenhouse:
Beds on the left - tomatoes, nasturtiums, basil, chilli, parsley and strawberries (most of the strawberries are outside, but I ran out of room there).
Beds on the right - Vietnamese coriander, more basil, ginger, 'Salad Bowl' lettuce, more parsley, lemon verbena, French tarragon and stevia.
In the pots - American white sage, with dahlias behind. The small pots on the shelving are Greek basil.

Looks fabulous....wow.

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There has been a lot of rain lately so I haven't been out in the garden...until today.

I have kept an eye on my young fig tree and, last time I looked, no fig looked close to ripening. However, today 3 were ready to pick! As I plucked them easily from the tree, I had in mind to chill them and, maybe, eat 1 per day. Did I achieve that? I am somewhat ashamed to say they didn't even make it away from base, i.e. I ate all 3 then and there! One of them had a rich deep fig flavour and the other 2 somewhat diluted (serves me right, huh!?)

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There has been a lot of rain lately so I haven't been out in the garden...until today.

I have kept an eye on my young fig tree and, last time I looked, no fig looked close to ripening. However, today 3 were ready to pick! As I plucked them easily from the tree, I had in mind to chill them and, maybe, eat 1 per day. Did I achieve that? I am somewhat ashamed to say they didn't even make it away from base, i.e. I ate all 3 then and there! One of them had a rich deep fig flavour and the other 2 somewhat diluted (serves me right, huh!?)

Yummy. I would have done the same! In my garden tomatoes are happening and sometimes I stand and eat them like a mad woman..it is glorious good. Peaches are coming in and they taste so sweet. Blackberries are fab too. Not a lot of berries as other years but I am still grateful. I do have some birds and other animals that enjoy the berries too. Love this time of year...

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There has been a lot of rain lately so I haven't been out in the garden...until today.

I have kept an eye on my young fig tree and, last time I looked, no fig looked close to ripening. However, today 3 were ready to pick! As I plucked them easily from the tree, I had in mind to chill them and, maybe, eat 1 per day. Did I achieve that? I am somewhat ashamed to say they didn't even make it away from base, i.e. I ate all 3 then and there! One of them had a rich deep fig flavour and the other 2 somewhat diluted (serves me right, huh!?)

Lovely! I've only had figs straight from the tree once, when we were staying with friends in Yugoslavia (which tells you how long ago it was). I remember them as superb - and I don't generally like figs. Maybe I'll get a tree. What type is yours? Is it in a pot?

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Yummy. I would have done the same! In my garden tomatoes are happening and sometimes I stand and eat them like a mad woman..it is glorious good. Peaches are coming in and they taste so sweet. Blackberries are fab too. Not a lot of berries as other years but I am still grateful. I do have some birds and other animals that enjoy the berries too. Love this time of year...

My tomatoes are starting. The blueberries are just turning blue. We've finished all the currents, but the alpine strawberries are producing madly!
We have blackberries up on the land - more than we want. Brambles everywhere. But they won't be ripe until next month or the month after.
I love reading what everyone is doing.:)

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Lovely! I've only had figs straight from the tree once, when we were staying with friends in Yugoslavia (which tells you how long ago it was). I remember them as superb - and I don't generally like figs. Maybe I'll get a tree. What type is yours? Is it in a pot?

Yes, I remember my first fig that I plucked from the garden...it was divine, beyond expectation!

I'm not sure what type it is but it looks like a Brown Turkey (not saying that this is the best tasting one - Black Mission looks like it would have a deeper and sweeter flavour). It's quite a young tree i.e. not a thick trunk and not too high yet bears a lot of fruit each year (I feed it potash once I see the fruit buds). It was already in the back garden, planted by my mother. Of course how well a fruit tree fares depends so much on its position (as well as getting the right soil type). It's in a corner that gets a lot of the sun i.e. from midday onwards.

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My tomatoes are starting. The blueberries are just turning blue. We've finished all the currents, but the alpine strawberries are producing madly!
We have blackberries up on the land - more than we want. Brambles everywhere. But they won't be ripe until next month or the month after.
I love reading what everyone is doing.:)

Crowan, yes I so enjoy hearing about everyone's garden also. My herbs have done well. My sages this year are struggling a bit with all the rain. Apples are not so happy..lot of worms this year. But no problem what we do get will make great jams.

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Grass. There are small patches of grass missing from my lawn due to ants. I figured I could grow some grass in old microwaveable takeaway boxes and then once it's looking nice, I can transplant them into the bare patches. πŸ˜€

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Grass. There are small patches of grass missing from my lawn due to ants. I figured I could grow some grass in old microwaveable takeaway boxes and then once it's looking nice, I can transplant them into the bare patches. πŸ˜€

What a fantastic idea. Let us know how it goes.
Although, we are gradually replacing our lawn areas with flower/vegetable areas or with places to sit. It cuts down on a lot of mowing!

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Grass. There are small patches of grass missing from my lawn due to ants. I figured I could grow some grass in old microwaveable takeaway boxes and then once it's looking nice, I can transplant them into the bare patches. πŸ˜€

Great idea..well done.

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Thanks. It takes ages for the grass to grow. Doing it this way also avoids the birds trying to eat the seeds!

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I truly understand about the birds. My husband all states with a smile I feed the birds more than I do myself.
I adore flowers an plants that produce seeds for them. Good luck on the grass.

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One of my friends commented on how her husband was running around chasing birds from his lawn earlier this year because he'd put down grass seeds. πŸ˜€

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One of my friends commented on how her husband was running around chasing birds from his lawn earlier this year because he'd put down grass seeds. πŸ˜€

Good luck with that one. Sounds like a good you tube video..lol

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A good crop of apples.

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And tomatoes.

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I wished I could post photos for you to see my produce. But I am loving your tomatoes! Wow. Apples are divine.
My apples this year has been so so. Sad! Your photos are so professional looking too..great job.

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Yeah, clipping that shorter indoors makes your house smell like fresh grass. Yuck.

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Yeah, clipping that shorter indoors makes your house smell like fresh grass. Yuck.

I don't like the smell, either.
How long until you have the perfect lawn?

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Yeah, clipping that shorter indoors makes your house smell like fresh grass. Yuck.

My parrot loves to eat my fresh sprouts...he would love to taste this. πŸ™‚

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I don't like the smell, either.
How long until you have the perfect lawn?

Ah, we have a problem here. The rest of the lawn is poor to average. I'm trying to fill in the patches. Where there were patches, the new grass is lush and green, so it's far from perfect. The only real way to sort a lawn out properly is to turn over the lawn and resow the grass all over but that costs too much for me.

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