Monday, 27 June 2011

Basella alba - Malabar spinach

It grows and grows and grows... This one radiates power! It's my basella alba.

I have not yet tasted it, but one day we will :-)

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Confusion - kalonji or shahi kala

OK, I have to admit it. Maybe, just maybe I have mixed some seeds...

I put some kalonji and shahi kala (black cumin) seeds in  soil this spring. Never really expected anything to show up. But it did.

This beauty showed up in the pot that I marked black cumin. But to me it looks like some kind of onion, which could indicate that it is kalonji. Another name for kalonji is black onion.

Anyway, I just wanted to share these pictures with you.

Maybe I will start all over again. Being more careful how I label my pots :-)



Hi there!

It's been a while... There is very limited action in the chile pepper pots. I'm still struggling with the aphids, and most plants are tiny. So I'm not expecting much from this season.

In the meanwhile... Here are some pictures of my garlic sprouts in the kitchen. They are a lively bunch :-)

Take care,

Saturday, 18 June 2011


Well folks. No picture today.

I have a few plants that are doing fine, but actually most of them are struggling. I can't remember a year when my plants have been hit so hard by the aphids.

I hope that I've seen the worst now, and that the plants grow stronger. Time will tell.

Hope that you have a good chile pepper year :-)

And - wishes for a nice weekend!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Celebrating the National Day

We have been out celebrating the National Day!

Outside the Royal Palace.

From the Royal Palace.

Exchange of guards.

Exchange of guards.

At the Royal Palace.

At the Royal Palace, where we met my old friend Tommy.

At the Royal Palace. Can you find the monkey? :-)

At the Royal Palace.

At the Royal Palace.

Fishing boat at Strömmen.

The flag!


Sailing boats.


At the "beach".

Lots of activities in Rålis.

Taking it easy.

Well, that's all folks! Have a nice day!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Orange baccatum pods

I'm still struggling with the aphids. I thought that the aphids would give up once the plants moved out to the balcony. But they are still there...

Anyway, there are some good news. The orange baccatum are developing some nice pods!

I do have some flowers on some of the other plants, but they seem to be far away from producing pods. More about this later.

Have a nice Sunday!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

A great weekend to you all

The long weekend has started! The weather is great! The chiles are OK out on the balcony, though they are quite tiny. I hope that will change, if the good weather persists.

Two pictures from this evening.

Wishing you all a great weekend!