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Roots ahoy…

30 Apr

It seems that life has conspired to keep me away from my plot this last week. Frustration at the weekend meant that my carefully laid plans for putting my other seedlings out were thwarted by lack of soil! Above all this has been the most irksome of issues with my attempts at green fingered-ness. Buying compost is both expensive and not ideal as a long term growing solution.

Due to the high nitrate of many composts they can do more harm then good, burning roots and leading to the death of plants; something I only found out after putting my courgettes into pure compost – they look ok now so hopefully I’m safe. I had hoped to buy the community compost mentioned in previous post but unfortunately when I arrived for a pick up they had sold out – more fool me for not calling before!

I will write more on my compost conundrum but firstly good news! Remember these! It may have taken them almost two months but they’ve finally gone and done it…roots!
Rooting lemongrass
I so nearly gave up on these babies and so pleased now I persevered, one already has a tiny shoot pushing up alongside. Potted and chilling in my kitchen.
Potted lemongrass

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Grow grass grow!

5 Mar

Not in this instance the green stuff but rather the slightly more exotic, less grassy, lemongrass. I cooked a noodle broth the other evening in order to reincarnate and finish off a rather splendid roast, it included the zingy and delicious lemongrass. As my growing progresses I get more and more obsessed with it, hence why I now have a jar of lemongrass sticking out of water in the hope that they take root and I can add them that to my meagre collection. Finally a photo with an actual plant in it – no matter that I didn’t grow it!Lemongrass



Couldn’t resist adding the latin name for these babies, Cymbopogon… potentially the most luxurious word to say ever?
Broth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broth!