This time last week I was preparing my Six on Saturday when we lost our telephone line. We had a wildfire start quite close to us but thank God the wind sent the smoke, fire and ash in the other direction and across into the next valley. Thanks to the swift response of the Bombeiros (fire brigade) from all over Portugal with the help of six planes, two helicopters the fire was under control within 24 hours.
So here I am a week later. New pictures but same SoS (Six on Saturday).
1. The Ginger Experiment
Apparently, if you leave a stem of ginger to sprout then plant it in dry soil it will grow. Watch this space
I eat quite a lot of ginger as it is claimed to be a great anti-inflammatory, so if I can master the art of growing ginger it will save money.
My aim to maintain a constant supply of salad throughout the summer…so far so good…except, the snails have their own agenda.
I grow all my lettuce in containers. I will plant some more lettuce plugs this week and again in a month’s time.
Spinach, I love baby spinach leaves in salad.
I had hoped to include Nasturtiums in the above list, but apart from two tiny little plants they have all died.
3. Cabbage and Coleslaw
I am not fond of cooked cabbage but I love coleslaw.
The melon plants have produced lots of flowers but only three melons have matured so far. Which is fine. I like melon but I don’t want ten at once.
5. Yellow Peppers
While I love the sweet taste of yellow peppers I am not prepared to pay the exorbitant prices in the supermarkets so this year I have grown my own pepper plants in a pot.
6. Onions- Who knew they grew so well in pots?
Although they are quite small they are perfect for pickling and salads
That’s my six for this week, folks. For more gardening highlights from around the world, check out Mr P’s blog