The Sun definitely had his Hat on Yesterday here in Leicestershire . So I took the opportunity to restart my Kitchen Garden and start sowing some seeds for this year.
It’s so exciting at this time of year when you know that you can start doing this. I always start with the easiest of all planting first and the seeds which I know I use a lot of , which are of course my herbs! Of which I have started with the basic Parsley, Sweet Basil, Oregano and Coriander. I then will move on to the more unusual herbs which are yet to come. Some Herbs that I grew last year and I didn’t get round to using them which was pretty silly of me! I won’t mention what they are just yet, I’ll surprise you instead.
I must mention that of course the pictures aren’t going to be very great at this stage. But for all you “Grow your own” fanatics out there, and beginners, it will be interesting.
Another thing I may add is that I don’t have a Greenhouse yet, so they are in my porch. Don’t laugh! It Gets lovely and warm in the afternoon in there. By the end of March/April it will be like a Jungle in there and I constantly have to go back and forth between my porch and conservatory to see which has the most warmth and light!
I also love to grow Vegetables of which I will only use for their baby shoots such as Peas…I Love them in Cooking! I have a recipe coming up soon in which I use them. Look out for it and tell me what you think? Love these shoots with Fish and Seafood. My oh my! I am salivating!
I also am going to dabble a bit this year in more baby shoots of salad leaves for that more subtle, gentle taste for my dishes. But I am trying a new approach to this, in the way how Im going to grow them, so we shall see?
Finally what I managed to sow, which I use ALOT of in my cooking, which end up going in the freezer and aren’t half as good then,… are Bean sprouts! I am hoping I can just snip away as I please for my Noodle soups and Stir Fry dishes.
As you can see here on the left, the required growing technique for Bean sprouts are on Kitchen Towel. I suppose a bit like when in primary School and we all had to grow Cress in cotton wool, remember?
Next to sow on the list will be more veg seeds for baby shoots, salad leaves, chillies and I need to buy some tomato seeds this year. So if you know of anyone giving them away or swapping? Let me know? Also Please ask me any questions if you’re thinking of starting this as a new thing? You can also follow me on other Links on my right side Bar. which I hope to Fill in my Pinterest very soon. It IS on my list to do! And also Pop in your email for regular updates of ChezJ9.
Get growing with those Green fingers!
Ciao till the next Kitchen Garden Post!