Update on the kitchen garden

Yesterday I harvested the first radishes!

Last weekend I went to Poland with mum and this week I’ve been in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland for work so it was wonderful to decrease my stress levels doing some gardening this weekend. It’s still cold during nights so most of my vegetable plants that I planted in early spring are still indoors. I’ve gone crazy with the planting and my husband counted all pots and plants to just below 100!! He actually did the counting after I came home and saw that one of the plants had died as he had missed to water it :-) The only plants outside so far are different kinds of carrots, radishes, red onion, spring onion, potatoes and sugar peas. And of course assorted perennial plants such as rhubarb, gooseberries, strawberries and white, red and black currant. Below you’ll see some of the vegetables that I’ve grown from seeds; missing on photo are corn (Ashworth), jungle cucumber, normal cucumber, pumpkin and probably something more. I’ve also included a photo of the rhubarb and some strawberry flowers.

The melon plants already have mini melons, probably thanks to the fact that I pollinated them myself with a small brush. I’ve planted Sweet Sibirian, Jenny Lind and cream of Saskatchewan melon.

Chilis! I’ve planted Anaheim, Early Jalapeno, Espelette, Hungarian yellow hot wax and Aji blanco cristal.

Tomato flowers. I’ve planted wild tomatoes, Black Krim, yellow pear shaped, Tumbling Tom, Hundreds and Thousands, Black cherry and Green Zebra.

Outdoors. The Rebecka strawberries, a mix between strawberries and wild strawberries are flowering.

The rhubarb is growing like crazy. It’s time to start making jam and pies.

25 Responses to “Update on the kitchen garden”

  1. Courtney aka glamah
    May 17th, 2009 21:48

    Lucky! Its been a about a year now in the house right?

  2. Markus "LAKE" Berglund
    May 17th, 2009 23:52

    Jäklar vilka snygga bilder! Det är så man blir sugen på att käka rädisor, trots att jag vet att de är äckliga. ;-)

  3. pam
    May 18th, 2009 01:45

    Oh, your garden is wonderful! Just look at all that rhubarb!

  4. Siren
    May 18th, 2009 02:00

    Your gardening is above and beyond! What a harvest! I am just starting out as a second year novice gardener. I have worked others’ gardens before but never started things from seed, etc., before. I have a big garden and am finally seeing some results, and hope to reap just a smidgen of the harvest you are seeing now. Please keep posting photos and tips!

    p.s. that is a lot of tomato plants!

  5. DaviMack
    May 18th, 2009 21:21

    Congratulations on the new melons, and on such a beautifully hopeful garden!

  6. Tycha
    May 19th, 2009 13:59

    Wow, you are really ‘duktig’ with all the plants! It looks wonderful. I really don’t know a thing about gardening, but seeing all this I think I need to get into a bit more. It seems very rewarding!

  7. Fabjena
    May 19th, 2009 22:04

    What a pictures! I love the time when everything is growing :))

  8. Joanne
    May 20th, 2009 17:26

    Gorgeous pictures! What fun…watching the garden bloom with all those lucious eats.

  9. Jenny
    May 25th, 2009 03:24

    Wow that’s seriously dedicated using a brush to pollinate all your melons.

    Nice looking vegetable garden. Wish I was so dedicated with mine.

  10. Kocken
    May 26th, 2009 18:29

    Ser fint ut – själv ska jag ge ut en kokbok där allt är marinerat i gin http://www.metrobloggen.se/kockenochpingvin

  11. DaviMack
    May 26th, 2009 18:44

    Beautiful gardening! Hope you get a nice, long growing season!

  12. a home far away
    May 28th, 2009 04:48

    Ser så underbart ut på de fina fotona!
    Skönt också att veta att det är icke besprutade grönsaker utan direkt tagna från det egna landet!

    Kram Gunilla i Singapore

  13. Rachel
    June 1st, 2009 01:25

    Your blog is super cute! I wish I was able to have a nice garden where I am, your pictures are wonderful! I hope it’s okay to add you to my Blog Links!

  14. Frida
    June 4th, 2009 19:12

    Hemma hos mig växer också rabarberna så det knakar. Om någon vecka kommer jag göra rabarberbullar med lite smak av lavendel, håll utkik i min blogg efter det vetja!
    Sedan ett tips, om du vill ha spröda rabarber, täck plantan med en stor tunna så rabarbern inte får någon sol, de blir söta och goda, och inte det minsta träiga!

  15. björn
    June 20th, 2009 18:25


  16. Tonya
    June 24th, 2009 16:44

    Very beautiful pictures! I am starting a kitchen garden (very small) in my backyard this summer, late start, but a start. And I am very encouraged when I see success in the gardens of others. Your pictures and blog entries are very encouraging!

  17. jenn
    June 29th, 2009 22:33

    I help run a collectibles site and this week I organized a feature on kitchenalia collectors. We’ve got a girl with a kitchen decked out in pink, another with stacks of vintage cook books (probably not vegan since they’re from the 60s) and mod-style dinnerware and whatnot. It’s pretty cool. Check it out here: http://www.collectorsquest.com/featured-week/Kitchenalia.html

  18. Alex
    July 8th, 2009 00:32

    Woah, Rubarb jam is amazing. I like to put a hint of vanilla in mine. It makes it taste extremely irresistible.

  19. Sandra drömkaka
    July 14th, 2009 14:36

    Åh vilka härliga sommarbilder!
    Det påminner mej om att jag ska sticka ut näsan, det är ju sol & jag har varit inne & bakat hela dagen idag med :)

  20. Deborah
    July 15th, 2009 18:48

    Lovely pictures of summer and plants growing and thriving – lovely!!!

  21. Sylwia
    July 18th, 2009 04:10


    I love your blog!!! Very inspiring. Pozdrowienia!


  22. tintin
    July 18th, 2009 14:43

    Hello from Malaysia. I love your blog!

  23. Daniela Restrepo
    July 26th, 2009 06:06

    Awesome photos, especially love the chilli

  24. Kathie
    August 1st, 2009 03:52

    That watermelon is so presh!

  25. Eric
    August 16th, 2009 05:05

    Gorgeous photos. Those radishes look so tasty… I love root vegetables. And I see potatoes in the last post. Yum.

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