It's getting colder here!
I have a sprouter so that I can grow fresh "greens" all year round, it's very satisfying in the winter months to have fresh sprouts with a meal, like a little taste of spring when it seems furthest away....
As I live in the warm tropics of Townsville in North Qld,I have herbs growing absolutely all year through,and the same with tomatoes,passionfruit, sweet potatoes,capsicums etc.... The convenience and the thrill of being able to go and pluck what I want,when I want it defies description!!! I have also grown various lettuce varieties in big tubs and these are such a treat.I have a wonderful Bay tree which I now have managed to grow cuttings from,so I have given them as gifts to others who love to cook using fresh Bay Leaves! I cannot imagine not growing such fabulous ingredients to use in my meals. And I really enjoy sharing them with my friends.Pity that so many of them live so far away!!
I live in Cairns so I had my winter "dry season" crops almost at an end - I've had tomatoes, basil, silver beet, spring opinions lettuces all growing for the last few months. I'm hoping to plant up some sweet potatoes, spinach, rocket, rockmelon, corn and a few other "bits and pieces" for the wet season.
Yes. Fenugreek and coriander on my mind, this time around. We live in a rented place in the city; do not have a garden. So I don't have the liberty or facility to do as much gardening as I would have loved to do.
I have planted some vegie and herb seedlings and also some seeds. Spring is a great time to plant. I swap some of the results over the side fence with my neighbour who is a keen gardener. One of my favourite herbs is lemon basil. It adds a lift to tomato dishes and prawn risotto. Home grown vegies have a better flavour than shop bought ones.
It's a stinking hot summer now, Feb 2017, I have 3 tiny pots of herbs with mesh around them, & there sitting on a seat on our boat, at the top of our driveway! If they were anywhere else, the'd be eaten by the possums. I'm trying to save a small tomato that's ripening up now, from the birds! The tomato plant is sitting on the top of something else that's high up, (waiting for a throw out!) on the other side of the top of the driveway. (You can't see them from the road, as we have a LOT of trees, & 1 wouldn't even know the boat was up there!!!)