Saturday, 26 January 2013

Striped Turkish Monastery

Yes. There is such a thing.
And it is a tomato!

Here it is.
Very pretty, don't you think? Tasty, too.

We are picking the odd tomato here and there. The weather was a bit extreme for the garden (stinking hot, etc....) so now with the milder weather we hope it will recover and finally give us something to harvest. How is your garden doing?

Monday, 14 January 2013

Strawberry spinach

This is a rather funky little plant. You can eat its leaves, the flowers and the berries.
The berries taste a bit like hazelnut, in my opinion.
 It's just a great plant to have in the garden. Very easy to grow, too.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Purple okra

It just looks stunning, doesn't it?
Picked the first ones, and I am looking forward to eating them. I'll probably just slice them and fry them till they are crispy. Any other serving suggestions? :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


This was the first year our jostaberry bushes have yielded enough berries to experiment with jostaberry jelly. I rather like the fruit. It is a cross between a blackcurrant and a gooseberry. And you can taste both fruit in the one berry. Really nice.
It is also a very hardy plant, easy to grow and near maintenance-free. But I decided that come autumn or spring, I will give it a bit of TLC (weed around the plants, give it a layer of compost, some fertilizer, a layer of mulch and even some water come fruiting time). This may give an even bigger yield, and maybe even bigger fruit. We shall see.