Tuesday, 12 April 2016
The Spice Of Life
I do like a growing challenge,
This year its going to be spices.
Not necessarily the hot ones, more those to add flavour.
First up is some Lemon Grass, very easy to grow
Details here for Growing Lemon Grass
The Lemon grass has been started off in a pot
I have a plastic dome over the top of it to keep the humidity high, that encourages germination and root production
Next up is Turmeric, its the root you use in cooking, fro what I understand if you grate the root and dry it you can process it to powder, here are details of Growing Turmeric
Turmeric is a relation of ginger, I am growing it in a container in the Poly Tunnel
Next is Ginger, this ginger is Thai Galangad, I have planted the rhizomes in a container and I am keeping them in the poly tunnel.
There are details here for Growing Ginger
I bought these from an Asian supermarket on Amazon,
I also have some cumin seeds I want to have a go at growing.
In the hot corner I have planted out the peppers and chilies,
There roots were at the bottom of the pots
They only look tiny here but they are almost 6 inches tall
The Piquant peppers from Dani over on Eco Footprint are going great and putting a lot more growth on than the others.
I have here sweet peppers, cayenne peppers, purple gusto chilies and hot banana peppers
they were all started off in January as they need a long growing season.