I love growing stuff and trying to grow the more unusual, over the past couple of weeks I have been experimenting with a few new things and this week harvesting some of this years experiments.
First up is rice, for a couple of years I have tried to germinate various types of rice and trying to get seed in U.K. is like pulling hens teeth
Next ups sugar cane, again something I have been desperate to grow, after a bit of research I found out it will grow fairly well in the U.K.
I manage to track down some sugar cane chunks and set them to germinate
It was another pee in the pants moment when I saw those roots.
Autumn is the best time to get sugar cane started.
I have managed to get roots on 2 of the 4 chunks, I now have visions of a sugar cane plantation and rice paddies here on on our small holding.
I don’t expect for the moment it will come into fruition but the trying and dreaming is what keeps me going.
I did find out that rice and sugar cane are part of the grass family, now I can grow grass it grows all over the place, so who knows.
I will leave you with these that I have harvested this weekA lovely purple cauliflower
Asian Yard Long Beans
And a lovely little pineapple that was so sweet.
Who says that growing your own food is boring?