Just a few updates that I wanted to mention a while ago but forgot.
1. My friend Tony Selimi (who is a life coach) has written a book last year and briefly talks about me in his book. You can read the part about me (he calles me Lova Rajao in the book) in the free preview on amazon (section 5 titled Healing):
This link is for uk amazon but you can buy the book in us/canada/france etc amazon: A Path to Wisdom – How to Live a Balanced, Healthy and Peaceful Life
2. I’ve set up a new newsletter for my shops. All subscribers from the old newsletter will be transferred to this new one. You can subscribe by clicking on the banner on the right side of my blog or sign up by clicking here:
3. The gardening season has started. I am a bit late this year as I only started sowing my seeds end of march. The 1st seeds I sowed were tomatoes and chillis (yes it is very late for chillis but I can overwinter them indoor so it is ok if they only get a short season outdoor this year).
Old favourites that I grow every year:
- Sungold (very sweet cherry tomato, I eat these on their own like fruit)
- Ildi (yellow pear cherry tomato, very prolific)
- Black Krim (super delicious salad tomato)
- Green Zebra (very delicious salad tomato)
New ones that I am trying in 2015:
- Suncherry (like sungold but in red)
- Stupice (very early tomato, if you sow them early enough you can harvest some in june)
- Coeur de boeuf (a french favourite for cooking)
- Saint Pierre (french heirloom)
- Hungarian hot wax
- Padron (the tapas pepper)
- And a couple of varieties I got on portuguese ebay, one of wich is called Tree chilli as it looks like a mini tree (I grew it last year but forgot to overwinter it so it died).
I start my seeds indoor in the living room. I am trying some jiffy 7 pellets this year and quite like them for small seeds like tomato seeds. I don’t use any growing lamp or heated bench. I only use some non heated propagators. I bought a wooden shelving unit last year that is the perfect size for those propagators, it is actually a linen storage shelving from Argos with a fabric cover which I obviously dont use. I only use it untill my seedlings can be planted outdoor, it then gets disassembled and stored in my potting shed and I re-assemble it again every spring when I am ready to sow seeds. Here it is last year:
How are you doing with your gardening?