Archives for May 2011

Petals

We’re going to try something new. Petals will be little snippets of plant-based interestingness gleaned from the huge amount of info I seem to consume each day. One day these little gems will hopefully sprout stems and leaves forming the basis of more substantive articles. In the meantime, they serve as a bit of regular […]

Saffron Harvest

Saffron makes me dream of exotic adventures in Arabia, Persia and India, but I’ve just had my very first saffron harvest a million miles away in little ol’ New Zealand. It won’t provide my yearly requirements, nor make me a fortune. But it may provide me with a winter’s supply of this spicy saffron drink […]

We’ve Bean Harvesting

The last of the scarlet runner beans are in, with a large amount destined for the seed bank. I consider this year’s growing season a success. Easy to grow, healthy and vigorous plants that looked stunning against the house – dense lush green climbers with beautiful scarlet flowers. As this was my first year growing […]